Oct 29

Former Resident Extradited Back to PA on Forgery Charges

10/29/14
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Arrested:
Michael D. Avery, 59
formerly of the 2500 block of Mill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Forgery
Theft by Unlawful Taking
Access Device Fraud

In June 2014 Upper Allen Police received information that Micheal Avery was alleged to have stolen and forged checks and illegally used the credit card of another. During the investigation, police found that during the period of August 2013 thru May 2014, Avery forged a total of 96 checks that belonged to a family member. Avery also used a credit card for personal use without authorization. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Avery and he was located in Alabama where he was taken into custody with the assistance of Adamsville (AL) Police. Avery was extradited back to Pennsylvania and was arraigned on the charges on October 28, 2014. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a later date. Avery remains in Cumberland County Prison.

Oct 29

Laptop Stolen During Burglary

October 28, 2014
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On October 25, 2014 a residence was entered in the 100 Block of Melbourne Lane, Upper Allen Township. The burglary occurred between 11:00 AM and 8:45 PM. During the burglary, an HP Pavilion 15-N211dx, black in color, laptop computer was stolen. The laptop serial number is 5CD40328FO. The owner was not at home during the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676. An anonymous tip line is also available by calling or texting 717-850-UAPD (8273). Anonymous tips can also be submitted online by visiting: www.upperallenpolice.com

Oct 24

New Fugitive Added to UpperAllenPolice.com

October 24, 2014

The Upper Allen Police Most Wanted page has been updated with a new wanted person. Thank you for your assistance in bringing these fugitives to justice.

Visit upperallenpolice.com and click on the link to “Most Wanted”.

Oct 15

Copper Theft From Cell Phone Tower

October 14, 2014
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On October 14, 2014 a theft of copper was reported from a Cell Phone Tower in the 500 block of East Lisburn Road. The theft occurred sometime between August 26 and October 14, 2014.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676. An anonymous tip line is also available by calling or texting 717-850-UAPD (8273). Anonymous tips can also be submitted online by visiting: www.upperallenpolice.com

Oct 15

Female Struck by Vehicle – Driver Flees

October 14, 2014
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On October 14 at about 7:45 PM, a juvenile female was walking in the 1000 block of South York Street in Upper Allen Township. An unknown make minivan, possibly light blue in color, was approaching her from behind. The vehicle struck her from behind and caused her to lose her balance. The striking vehicle continued onward and possibly sped up to flee. Nothing more than minor injuries have been reported. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to notify the Upper Allen Police at 717-795-2445 or visit our web site to make an anonymous tip.

Oct 14

Female Charged in Bomb Threat Incident

October 14, 2014
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Rachelle Lucas 2

Arrested:
Rachelle Lucas, 18
200 Block of Lewisberry Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Terroristic Threats
Threat to Use Weapons of Mass Destruction
False Alarms to Agencies of Public Safety
False Reports to Law Enforcement
Disorderly Conduct

On March 24, 2014 the Upper Allen Township Police responded to the Member’s 1st Annex and Member’s 1st Administrative Headquarters located in Upper Allen and Lower Allen Townships, respectively. After arriving on scene, it was determined that a bomb threat was received and Member’s 1st was actively evacuating the affected areas. The Upper Allen Police conducted an investigation into the threats and Lucas was arrested and arraigned on October 8, 2014. A preliminary hearing will be held on December 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM in front of Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin. The Upper Allen Police were assisted by the Lower Allen Police at the scene.

Oct 13

Upper Allen Police Investigate Missing Person

October 13, 2014
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Fred Bertram Atwood, 92
100 block Mt. Allen Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Upper Allen Police are investigating a missing person report received on October 12, 2014. Fred Atwood left Upper Allen Township sometime Tuesday, October 7 and was likely heading towards Emporium or Williamsport. Atwood’s vehicle was found by the Pennsylvania State Police on October 10 along a highway near Mansfield, PA. The vehicle was unoccupied and Atwood’s whereabouts are unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676. An anonymous tip line is also available by calling or texting 717-850-UAPD (8273). Anonymous tips can also be submitted online by visiting: www.upperallenpolice.com.

10/16/2014 UPDATE: Fred Atwood has been found deceased in the Tioga State Forest. The cause of death has been ruled accidental.

Oct 13

Daytime Burglary at Sunguild Condominium Complex

October 13, 2014
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On October 13, 2014 at approximately 11:45 am, Upper Allen Police responded to an active burglary at the Sunguild Condominium complex in the 500 block of Geneva Drive, Upper Allen Township. The suspect is described as a white male in his 50’s with wavy red hair pushed back against his head, wearing glasses, and approximately 6’1″ tall and thin. The suspect was wearing a plaid shirt and jeans. Upper Allen Police were assisted by Officers and a K9 from Lower Allen Township Police.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676. An anonymous tip line is also available by calling or texting 717-850-UAPD (8273). Anonymous tips can also be submitted online by visiting: www.upperallenpolice.com.

Oct 04

Police Warn Residents to Beware of Car Wrap Advertisement Scam

October 4, 2014

The Upper Allen Township Police Department would like to make citizens aware of a new scam. This scam involves perpetrators who claim to be representatives of various popular companies (Monster, Coca-Cola, Etc). The perpetrators claim they will pay an individual a monthly sum of money if the victim agrees to display the company’s decals or vinyl “wrapping” advertisements on their personal vehicle. The perpetrators pay an upfront amount of money to the individual via check or money order and explain that they are to keep a percentage of the money for themselves and use the rest to pay to have the vehicle “wrapped”in vinyl with the company logo. The intended victim will then be told they will receive a monthly payment for displaying the advertisement on their vehicle. The check and money order are later learned to be fraudulent, often after the victim has already made purchases, and the monthly payments never arrive. When the victim contacts the perpetrators to question the invalid check or money order they are often harassed and intimidated into “re-paying” the perpetrators for funds the victim never received. The perpetrators often use internet sites such as Craigslist and Facebook to facilitate the scam to their intended victims.

The best prevention for this type of crime is DO NOT reply to unsolicited offers, especially those that promise financial gain. DELETE unsolicited emails or texts offering ways to make money. If you are trying to sell an item online, do not accept any form of payment except cash or certified check presented to you in person or a legitimate verified online payment through such sources as PayPal. DO NOT accept checks (personal or business) that are sent to you in excess of the amount of the sale price, regardless of how they are sent to you.

If any offer seems to good to be true, or is not the manner in which you would handle the same purchase, it is most likely a scam.

Oct 03

Suspicious Activity – Truck ID Sought

October 3, 2014
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On October 2, 2014, Upper Allen Police were notified about suspicious activity that happened on October 1, 2014 at approximately 2:35 PM. A resident reported that the truck pictured below was stopped on Nursery Drive South just off Orchard Boulevard in the Winding Hills Development. The driver of the truck appeared to be taking photos from the truck which was stopped in the vicinity of a school bus stop in the same area. The driver is described as possibly Hispanic or a light skinned black male. The truck is tan or gold in color with a cap and vertical door on the rear. It is believed the truck displayed a “BU” number on the side, which is commonly associated with lawn fertilization or pest control companies.

There was no crime committed by the vehicle or driver. Police are simply seeking to identify the driver to obtain more information.

Anyone with information to identify the truck is asked to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676. An anonymous tip line is also available by calling or texting 717-850-UAPD (8273). Anonymous tips can also be submitted online by visiting: www.upperallenpolice.com

Police ask that suspicious activity be reported immediately.

10/14/2014 Update: This vehicle and operator have been identified. There is no danger to the public and the vehicle and operator were not involved in any criminal activity.

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