Charges were filed against several people after a gunshot was fired into an apartment in Lewistown. On March 17th, officers from the Lewistown Police Department responded to 405 East Walnut Street for a report of a gunshot. Police arrested 29-year-old Aaron Johnson, 29-year-old Amber Heather, and 23-year-old Kaitlin Heather, all of Lewistown, on numerous counts. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the shooter, 21-year-old Kyle Jones of Granville Township. A search warrant for the apartment produced multiple rounds of ammunition, drug paraphernalia, and a small amount of marijuana and crack cocaine.
A Lewistown man was reportedly the victim of another phone scam. Earlier this month, the man received a call from an individual claiming to be from Microsoft. The victim purchased several gift cards in the amount of $5,300. He was informed by State Police that it was a scam since Microsoft would never accept gift cards as a method of payment. The investigation will continue.
Route 4017 (Eden Hill Road) in Spruce Creek Township, Huntingdon County will be closed to through-traffic next week. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The road will be closed from the intersection of Route 45 (Spruce Creek Road) to the intersection Route 4021 (Johnson Hill Road). Access will be granted to school buses and emergency vehicles. A detour will be in place during the project.
The Borough of Lewistown’s new Parking Enforcement Officer will begin duties on Monday (March 25th). Parking meters in the borough will be monitored Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will not be enforcement on Sundays or on designated holidays. And a reminder, Monday and Tuesday refuse routes will be picked up on Monday (March 25th) in the Borough of Lewistown.
The Grand Opening of the newly-relocated Dollar General store is tomorrow (March 23rd) in Lewistown. Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the event. The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways. The Grand Opening begins at 8:00 am at the new location at 118 North Juniata Street.