Charges have been filed against a Honey Grove man after a police investigation. The investigation began March 16th at Dealers Choice Auto on West Fourth Street in Lewistown. Authorities say 44-year-old Bryan Lynn Snyder stole $1200 in cash from the business over a three month period. Snyder was charged with theft by unlawful taking.
State Police say a McClure man was taken into custody and charged after two separate incidents in Juniata County late last month. According to the report, on March 29th, 47-year-old Terry Fortson traveled to Brookline Manor in Mifflintown with another individual identified only as “Larosa.” Fortson unlawfully entered an employee’s office and stole a $20 dollar bill from her purse, then shoved the victim when confronted. Fortson and Larosa then traveled to Bargain Barn, where Fortson attempted to break into a cash register. Fortson fled on foot. After being located by police, he was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
In a partnership with Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Representative John Hershey (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) will be hosting a seminar on scam prevention and protection later this month. The discussion will focus on a wide range of scams, from charitable contributions, estate planning, family emergencies, and home improvement, to power of attorney, sweepstakes, account verification, Medicare cards, the IRS, and more. The seminar is Thursday, April 18th, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church on Deerville Road in Mifflintown. RSVPs are not required, but residents with questions are encouraged to call Hershey’s district office at 717-436-6001.
Local authorities are investigating the possible theft of mail from a mailbox on the 200 block of Church Lane in Lewistown. On March 30th, three items were discovered missing from the box. Anyone with information should contact Officer Snyder of the Lewistown Police Department.