Police: Woman arrested after stealing, firing gun

LEWISTOWN – The Lewistown Police Department arrested a 45-year-old woman and charged her with theft of a firearm and recklessly endangering another person after investigating the accidental firing of the weapon in a borough home, a report from police states.

Police said at 5 p.m. Tuesday they responded to a South Wayne Street residence after receiving a report that a gun had been fired inside the residence.

According to the report, the residents, who were not identified in the report, stated that they heard a shot fired and found a hole in a second-floor bathroom wall. Police said investigators examined the scene and determined a shot had been fired inside the bathroom. According to the report, officers spoke to the residents and guests, who denied knowledge of a gun having been fired in the bathroom, but the resident also reported a handgun was missing from the home.

Police say they obtained a search warrant and conducted searches of several residences and subsequently recovered the handgun and determined that Christine Royer, 45, a guest in the home where the shot had been fired, had fired the shot, stole the handgun and hid it at her apartment.

According to the report, Royer was arrested and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jack E. Miller and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility to await further court action.