2 arrested in burger joint incident

LEWISTOWN – Two people are in Mifflin County Correctional Facility after causing disturbances Wednesday while intoxicated at two different Lewistown-area McDonald’s restaurants, according to a report from the Mifflin County Regional Police Department.

Police were called to the McDonald’s on Electric Avenue at 10:30 p.m. for a disturbance involving Michael Robinson, 28, and Paige W. Sward, 23, both of Lewistown. According to the report, while the officers were en route, it had been determined that Robinson and Sward had also caused a similar disturbance at the McDonald’s in Granville Township approximately 30 minutes prior to police arriving at that location.

Police said both were found to be highly intoxicated and discovered that part of their disturbance included lewd acts with each other that alarmed other patrons.

According to the report, Robinson refused to identify himself to police, although he was already known to police and known not to have a valid driver’s license. Robinson was then taken into custody with difficulty, according to the report. Police said that after Robinson was placed in the police vehicle, he began to kick at the interior of the cruiser, destroying the plexiglas partition. Police said he was Tasered after repeatedly refusing to comply with police instructions.

Police took Robinson to Lewistown Hospital Lab for DUI testing where he refused to have his blood drawn, according to the report. Police said that they had to carry Robinson back to the police vehicle where he was able to break free from his restraints and continue to destroy the interior of the cruiser.

According to the report, he nearly broke the the partition between the back seat and driver areas on the way to Mifflin County Correctional Facility. Police said that once they arrived at the facility Robinson made aggressive, threatening remarks toward the officers and lunged at them. Robinson was incarcerated under a probation detainer while charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, DUI with a suspended license, terroristic threats and other related charges are filed against him through Magisterial District Judge Aaron L. Gingrich’s office.

According to the report, Sward was taken into custody without incident and was also taken to the Mifflin County Correctional Facility. Police said that at MCCF it was found that she had concealed a syringe and a needle in her bra. Charges against Sward were filed through Magisterial District Judge Jack E. Miller’s office.

MCRPD were assisted by Granville Township Police Department and Lewistown Police Department.