LEWISTOWN - A Lewistown man was arrested Friday after he stole a vehicle in an attempt to purchase illegal narcotics in Harrisburg, police report.
Mifflin County Regional Police said Thomas H. Bender III, 42, of Lewistown, stole a tan 2007 Ford Focus early Thursday morning from a private residence at 423 Princeton St. in Derry Township.
According to the report, further investigation from police revealed that Bender drove the vehicle to Harrisburg in an attempt to purchase illegal narcotics.
Thomas H. Bender III
Police said officers located Bender at the Princeton Street residence Friday night and he was taken into custody. Police said Bender was lodged in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility under charges of theft of unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
According to the report, further investigation revealed that Bender most likely left the Ford Focus in the Harrisburg area. Police said the vehicle's Pennsylvania license plate number is JGA-3808.
Anyone with information of the whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to contact police at 248-9607.