State Senator Judy Ward (R-30) has called for an audit of Pennsylvania’s 2020 election in order to ensure the integrity of the Commonwealth’s electoral process. Ward joined several other House and Senate lawmakers earlier this week for a news conference calling for the audit to be led by the legislature, and demanding that election results not be certified until the audit is complete. Ward announced last week that she plans to introduce legislation to improve election security in the near future, and also called for the removal of Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. The interim Majority Chairman of the State Government Committee, Seth Grove (R-Dover), has announced the committee will begin holding hearings on the process undertaken in the 2020 election. The Senate Republican State Government Committee announced it will also review the state’s election results as a way to restore trust in the vote.
Authorities say a Lewistown man was arrested for indecent assault on November 2nd. An investigation into alleged sexual abuse of a 10-year-old child led to the arrest of 34-year-old Eric Smith of Lewistown. Borough Police say the alleged ongoing abuse was recently disclosed by the victim who is now twelve. Smith was charged with corruption of minors, indecent assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.
An area man has been charged with burglary after an incident Novermber 6th in Lewistown. Borough Police arrested 43-year-old Chad McCaffrey of Lewistown for a burglary at 121 Valley Street. A resident at that address heard someone inside their apartment just after 1:00 am. The suspect fled the building when the resident turned off the TV. Surveillance footage depicted a male subject entering the building and leaving three minutes later carrying an object. McCaffrey was identified by several people through social media. He was found in possession of missing items, including property taken from the Valley Street apartment.
Police say someone damaged a parked automobile on Valley Street in Lewistown overnight Sunday into Monday. A Volkswagen Jetta belonging to Felecia Britt had several tires cut, along with scratches to the trunk and passenger side doors. Anyone with information should contact Lewistown Police at 717-248-6716.