LOCAL NEWS | JULY 19, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | JULY 19, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | JULY 19, 2018

A Port Royal woman has been charged with disorderly conduct. Officers from the Lewistown Police Department were dispatched to a possible runaway juvenile last Saturday. The juvenile was found and officers were waiting for her to be returned at a home on Spring Street. At the time, 31 year old Elisha Hockenberry was to be babysitting her. After the juvenile’s arrival, Hockenberry approached her yelling and attempted to grab and slap her. The parties were separated. Hockenberry was cited for disorderly conduct and also placed under arrest on an outstanding bench warrant from Huntingdon County.


Huntingdon State Police are investigating a criminal mischief case. Someone broke multiple mailboxes on Zion Church Road and Cutchall Road with blunt objects in Three Springs at the beginning of the month. Anyone with information is asked to contact Huntingdon officers at 814-627-3161.


The Lewistown Police Department received a complaint of access device fraud. A victim reported an unknown person accessed his Netflix account and gained credit card information which was used to make online purchases. The incident is currently under investigation and has also been forwarded to the Federal Trade Commission. The department would like to remind residents to use strong passwords for online accounts and use different passwords for multiple accounts. Residents should also remember to closely monitor all activity of their banking and credit card accounts and immediately report discrepancies to the appropriate financial institution.


Ford is recalling over 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers certain 2013 and 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape small SUVs. The company says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If this happens, the driver could shift into park but the vehicle could be in another gear. That could let the car roll, increasing the risk of injury or crash. Ford says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries and is advising owners to use the parking brake. Dealers will replace the shifter bushing at no cost. Owners will be notified by the end of the month. Parts should be available late this quarter.


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