May 18

Upper Allen Police Help with Safe Driving Competition for Youth

May 18, 2015

Officer Miller SDC4Y

On April 14th and May 12th the South Central PA Highway Safety sponsored a safe driving competition for youth. The local competition was held on April 14th with Cumberland, Franklin, Dauphin and Perry Counties participating. Every high school in these counties was invited to participate by selecting students who would demonstrate their knowledge and ability in the area of safe driving. The selected students competed individually and as part of a school team in a driving event, a written exam, and perceptual driving test. The finalist from that competition competed in a statewide competition that was held on May 12th.

Officer James Miller from the Upper Allen Township Police Department assisted in this endeavor. This is an annual event that the Upper Allen Township Police Department strives to participate in to enable and encourage our youth to be safe drivers.

May 16

Upper Allen Police Participate in Seatbelt Enforcement Initiative

The Upper Allen Township Police Department will be partnering with PennDOT and Buckle Up PA in a national “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement initiative from May 18, through May 31.

The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM using traffic enforcement zones and roving patrols. Police will concentrate their efforts on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. Citations will be issued to motorists who are caught unbuckled or transporting unrestrained children.

According to PennDOT data there were 13,627 unrestrained crashes that resulted in 383 fatalities in 2014.

Motorists are reminded that Pennsylvania’s primary seat-belt law requires drivers and passengers under 18 years old to buckle up, and children under the age of four must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children ages 4 to 8 must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat. In addition, children ages 8 to 18 must be in a seat belt when riding anywhere in the vehicle.

Also, drivers and front-seat passengers 18 years-old or older are required to buckle up. If motorists are stopped for a traffic violation and are not wearing their seat belt, they can receive a second ticket and second fine.

Funding for this enforcement effort comes from part of PennDOT’s statewide distribution of $1.7 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information on seat belt safety, visit

May 16

Rear End Collision Sends One to Hospital

May 15, 2015



Jill Wolni, 44
1800 Block of English DR
Mechanicsburg, PA

Kenneth Lytle, 55
100 Block of S York RD
Dillsburg, PA

Mary Brossman, 27
300 Block of Sleepy Hollow DR
Mechanicsburg, PA

On May 15 at around 5:20 PM, Jill Wolni was exiting from US Route 15 southbound onto S Market ST. She was not aware the vehicles in front of her had stopped and she crashed into the back of Lytle’s vehicle. Lytle’s vehicle then struck Brossman’s vehicle. A passenger was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

May 14

Highway Crash Sends One to Hospital

May 10, 2015

crash pic from MVR

Joshua Meck, 27
300 block N. Locust Point Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

John Bear, 52
500 block Pine Rd
Carlisle, PA 17015

On Friday, May 8, 2015 at approximately 1:30 PM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a crash on US Route 15 North at the Pennsylvania Turnpike. An investigation determined that Meck was driving erratically and crashed into the rear of Bear’s vehicle. Meck suffered several injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time but it is believed that prescription medicine was a factor.

Upper Allen Police were assisted on the scene by Holy Spirit EMS.

May 14

Cell Phone Stolen from Planet Fitness

May 7, 2015

burglary 2

On May 8, 2015 The Upper Allen Township Police were informed that a member at the Planet Fitness gym in Upper Allen Township had their black Apple iPhone 5 (IEMI: 013332001891235) stolen from an unsecured locker at the facility on May 7, 2015 between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The Upper Allen Township Police are now investigating. The Upper Allen Police would like to remind the community to ensure that their personal property is secure at all times. Anyone with information in regards to this theft is asked to contact the Upper Allen Township Police at (717) 795-2445, please reference UAT20150500255.

May 14

Police Warn Residents of “Apple” Scam

May 8, 2015

A new computer scam has been reported to the Upper Allen Police Department. The scam involves a pop up which appears while using Apple products. In the reported theft the pop ups appeared on an Ipad and an IPhone. The pop up is a white box which uses the Apple logo and appears to be from the company. Once displayed the device is frozen and all other applications are inaccessible. The pop up requests payment in the amount of $30 and provides an 866 number to call with your credit card information. If payment is made the amount goes to an entity which has no affiliation with Apple. Once the payment is made the device is unlocked and returns to normal function.

If you receive a similar type of pop up while using an Apple product do not call the phone number provided. Instead contact Apple directly at 1-800-275-2273.

May 07

Thefts from Motor Vehicles

May 5, 2015

vehicle theft 3

During the overnight hours from May 2 to May 3 2015, several actors stole property from vehicles between Alison Avenue, Mechanicsburg to Melbourne Place, in Upper Allen Township off of Allendale Road. Some of the property has been located and the investigation is ongoing. Police ask that if anyone saw anything suspicious in that area during the overnight hours or have any additional information, please contact us.

The Upper Allen Police can be reached 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:

May 07

Harrisburg Male Arrested in Domestic Assault

May 5, 2015


Andre L. Parker JR, 18
1000 Block of Michigan Drive
Harrisburg, Pa 17111

Simple Assault
Disorderly Conduct

On May 2, 2015 at 1:13 AM Upper Allen Police received a report of an assault that took place earlier in the evening in the 1300 block of English Drive in Upper Allen Township. An investigation found that Parker assaulted a juvenile female during an argument. Parker was arrested the same day at his at his residence in Harrisburg. A preliminary hearing has been set for May 18, 2015 before District Judge Mark Martin.

May 05

Afternoon Crash Injures One

May 1, 2015

Karen E Slagle, 49
700 Block Midway Road
York Haven, PA 17370

William F Mayers, Jr., 47
400 Block Beaver Street
East Berlin, PA 17316

On Friday, May 1, 2015 at approximately 1 PM, the Upper Allen Police investigated a traffic crash at the intersection of Williams Grove Road and Country Drive. The investigation determined that Slagle attempted to make an abrupt right hand turn without proper signal in front of Mayers, who was traveling behind her. Due to this unsafe turn, Mayers’ truck-tractor struck Slagle’s vehicle, causing it to spin out. Slagle reported minor injuries, but refused EMS service. Mayers denied any injuries.

May 01

Woman Arrested for Trespass and Assaulting a Police Officer

April 30, 2015

Susan LOVE

Susan K. Love, 62
1000 block Lancaster Boulevard
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Aggravated Assault
Simple Assault
Terroristic Threats
Criminal Trespass
Resisting Arrest
Disorderly Conduct

On April 30, 2015, Upper Allen Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 1100 block of Grandia Flora Drive in which Love assaulted a family member. It was determined that Love did not have permission to be at the home and had been warned to leave the residence earlier in the day. During the scuffle, Love made threats to kill the victim and then resisted arrest and assaulted a police officer. Love was transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing and arraignment. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date. The officer did not require medical treatment.

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