Police report

Lewistown Police Department

¯Theft–Lewistown police investigated an incident of theft that was reported at approximately 10:33 a.m. on Aug. 9 on E. Walnut St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, a 17-year-old male employee stole over $700 in cash and cigarettes between Aug. 4 and Aug. 7. The employee was later charged with misdemeanor theft and receiving stolen property, and he was referred to the juvenile court system.

¯Vehicle accident–Lewistown police were dispatched to investigate a vehicle and pedestrian incident that occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the intersection of E. Fleming Ave. and S. Main St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, investigation revealed that Steven Ryan Fultz, 52, of Burnham, was driving a dump truck as he performed work for the Mifflin County School District. Alison Starr, 42, of Lewistown, was reportedly walking her dog with her son along S. Main St. when Fultz stopped at a posted stop sign for westbound traffic at E. Fleming and S. Main St. While stopped, Starr reportedly crossed the crosswalk and Fultz attempted to turn north onto S. Main St., striking Starr. Neither Starr nor Fultz stopped after the accident. Starr suffered minor injuries and Fultz was cited following the incident.

¯Ordinance violation–One man was charged for violating a Lewistown Borough ordinance with the use of an airsoft gun at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Aug. 19 on W. Fourth St.

According to the report, officers were dispatched for a report of a male that shot a BB gun at a residence from his vehicle. Officers arrived at the scene and made contact with witnesses and the victim. Dante Scott, 32, reportedly fired a BB gun into the victim’s residence on W. Fourth St. and he was later charged for driving under suspension and discharging an airsoft gun within the borough limits.

¯Warrant service–One woman was arrested on a warrant service that occurred at approximately 9:40 a.m. on W. Market St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, officers were requested by Magisterial District Judge Miller’s office to serve an arrest warrant on Wendy Price, 49, of Lewistown. The warrant was later served and Price was arraingned on her charges. Price was then remanded into the custody of the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

¯PFA violation–Lewistown police were dispatched to investigate a protection from abuse violation at approximately 4:22 p.m. on Aug. 22 on S. Spruce St.

According to the report, investigation revealed that a 30-year-old male violated a protection from abuse order on a 43-year-old female.

¯Traffic crash–Lewistown police responded to a two vehicle crash that occurred on Aug. 23 on E. Walnut St. at Spring St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, investigation revealed that a 16-year-old driver, of Lewistown, was operating a 2005 Nissan van and was slowing and stopping in traffic. Douglas Martinez, 30, of Burnham, was reportedly operating a 2003 Chevy pickup behind the Nissan and he could not stop in time, striking the rear of the Nissan. Martinez was cited for driving without a license. No injuries were reported.

¯Traffic crash–Lewistown police were dispatched to a two vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 9:46 a.m. on Aug. 23 on U.S. highway 322 West.

According to the report, investigation revealed that a 16-year-old driver, of Elizabethtown, was operating a 2014 Jeep and was traveling west on 322 at the exit ramp from Walnut St. onto 322 in the right lane. Robert Bowers, 54, of Dillsburg, was operating a 2010 Ford van and was in the left lane. Both drivers stated that a Toyota was entering the highway from Walnut St. and did not yield to the Jeep, causing the driver to swerve into the left lane, striking the van. No injuries were reported and the Toyota continued onto 322.

¯Arrest warrant–Lewistown police served an arrest warrant at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Aug. 24 on N. Grand St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, Christopher Gahagan, 50, was taken into custody by Lewistown police officers on a felony warrant from Granville Township without incident.

¯Theft–Lewistown police are investigating an incident of theft that was reported at approximately 9:55 a.m. on Aug. 24 on W. Fifth St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, unknown actors stole a blue and white 50 cc mini bike from the garage of a residence. The bike was last seen in the garage on the evening of Aug. 22. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lewistown Police Department.

¯Theft–One woman was charged with retail theft and simple assault following an incident that occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the Dollar General on S. Dorcas St. in Lewistown.

According o the report, Stephanie Rhodes, 35, of Lewistown, stole merchandise from the store and dropped her phone. Rhodes then reportedly assaulted a 65-year-old employee in order to get her phone back and then she attempted to flee. Rhodes was restrained by two customers to stop the assault. The employee required medical treatment for her injuries. Rhodes was arrested and charged with felony 3 retail theft, misdemeanor 2 simple assault, summary harassment and summary public drunkenness following the incident. She was later arraigned and incarcerated in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

¯Theft–Lewistown police are investigating a bicycle theft that occurred sometime on Aug. 26 on Chestnut St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, a male juvenile reportedly left his bicycle on Chestnut St. on Aug. 26 and when he returned, it was missing. The bicycle is blue in color with black tires and black handlebars. It is a Cygnus 4130 and has 20 inch rims. The bicycle is also registered with the Lewistown Police Department per a borough ordinance. Anyone with information regarding the stolen bike is encouraged to contact Officer Snyder at the Lewistown Police Department.

¯Harassment–Lewistown police investigated an incident of harassment that occurred at approximately 3:51 a.m. on Aug. 26 on W. Water St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, Randy Reinhart, 36, of Lewistown, was found to have had unwanted physical contact with a 45-year-old female. Both were intoxicated at the time of the incident and Reinhart was cited with harassment.

¯Disorderly conduct–Lewistown police responded to an incident of disorderly conduct that occurred at approximately 11:34 p.m. on Aug. 26 on Chestnut St.

According to the report, Joseph Griest was found to have been involved in a dispute over Facebook Messenger with Brandon Hess. Griest reportedly went to Hess’s house and engaged in a verbal dispute. Griest also allegedly pulled out a pocket knife and opened the blade during the argument. Griest was later issued a citation for disorderly conduct.

¯Hit and run–Lewistown police are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred sometime on Aug. 28 in the parking lot of CVS on S. Plaza Drive in Lewistown.

According to the report, an older, dark blue Jeep Cherokee is suspected to have struck the driver’s side of a black Lexus sedan that was parked in the lot. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Lewistown Police Department.

¯Trespassing–Lewistown police are investigating a trespassing incident that occurred at approximately 9:55 a.m. on Aug. 28 at the Kish Creek Shopping Center on S. Main St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, Paul Goss, 62, reportedly trespassed on the shopping center’s property after being told by the owner that he was not permitted on the premises.

¯Trespassing–One man was accused of trespassing following an incident that occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 on N. Grand St.

According to the report, Ian Grassmyer, 32, was reportedly trespassing on a property after being notified that he was not permitted on the premises. The property was reportedly condemned with notices posted. Grassmyer was arrested following the incident.

¯Public drunkenness–One man was arrested on a warrant following an incident that occurred at approximately 11:18 p.m. on Aug. 28 on W. Market St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, officers were notified that Trevor Wagner was at the Mifflin County Correctional Facility to turn himself in on an active warrant. Upon their arrival, officers found Wagner to be intoxicated. Wagner was later remanded into the custody of the Mifflin County Correcitonal Facility and was issued a citation for public drunkenness.

¯Public drunkenness–One man was cited for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred at approximately 4:37 p.m. on Aug. 29 in the 200 block of E. Third St.

According to the report, Tate Young, 22, of Lewistown, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and he couldn’t stand upright. Young reportedly fell earlier in the day, injuring himself and requiring medical attention.

¯Harassment–One man was cited for harassment following an incident that occurred at approximately 11:52 a.m. on Aug. 31 on Depot St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, Thomas Joiner, 61, reportedly squeezed a victim’s hand causing it to bruise and swell. The victim was later transported to the hospital and Joiner was cited for summary harassment.

¯Trespassing–One man was accused of trespassing following an incident that occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 on Green Ave. in Lewistown.

According to the report, Michael Miller, 70, was found trespassing on a property after it had been condemned. Miller was arrested following the incident.

¯Public drunkenness–One man was arrested for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred at approximately 2:41 a.m. on Sept. 1 on Church Lane in Lewistown.

According to the report, Scott Stuck, 27, of Lewistown, reportedly had been in a fight, was injured and then left the scene saying that he was looking for revenge. Officers later located Scott on the 100 block of Church Lane. Stuck did not provide details regarding the fight, but was arrested and charged for public drunkenness.

¯Crash–Lewistown police responded to a vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 on S. Juniata St.

According to the report, Melissa Young, 46, and Douglas Stewart, 38, struck each other’s vehicles. Young was reportedly attempting to pass Stewart on the right hand side while making a left turn. Both vehicles sustained damage, but neither needed to be towed. No citations were filed.

¯Domestic disturbance–Lewistown police responded to a domestic disturbance that occurred at approximately 4:33 p.m. on Sept. 2 on S. Main St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, investigation revealed that Jasmine Wagner, 22, of Lewistown, struck a male victim in the face during an argument. Wagner was later cited for harassment.

¯Warrant service–One man was arrested on a warrant service at approximately 7:07 p.m. on Sept. 2 on W. Fourth St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, Devian Jimenez-Rounds, 21, of Lewistown, was wanted for absconding from Mifflin County Probation. Jimenez-Rounds was later arrested and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

¯Crash–Lewistown police responded to a vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 2:28 a.m. on Sept. 4 on W. Fourth St. in Lewistown.

According to the report, Jeffrey Smith, 48, of North Carolina, struck the rear of a vehicle operated by Ernestine Jane Gerhart, 55, of Lewistown. Gerhart was transported to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for evaluation and both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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