Feb 02

Crash Results in Both Drivers Transported to Hospital

February 2, 2014
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Operators:
Juvenile, 17

Richard Creamer, 67
1st block of Andersontown Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

On February 02, 2014 at about 12:24 AM, Upper Allen Police responded to a crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of South Market Street at Gettysburg Pike. Creamer entered the intersection from Gettysburg Pike when his vehicle was struck in the intersection by a juvenile operator. Both drivers were transported to Harrisburg Hospital for minor injuries. Upper Allen Police were assisted at the scene by the Upper Allen Fire Department, West Shore EMS, and Lower Allen EMS. The crash is under investigation.

Jan 28

Single Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Route 15

January 28, 2014
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Operator:
Christopher Quinchia, 23
100 Block of Fairway Drive
Dillsburg, PA 17019

On January 27, 2014 at 11:40 PM, Upper Allen Police responded to a single vehicle crash into the concrete median on Route 15 South near Cumberland Parkway. Quinchia was the driver and sole occupant of the car and was transported to Hershey Medical Center for treatment. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Route 15 was shut down for an extended period of time due to the investigation, cleanup and repair of the median. Upper Allen Police were assisted on scene by West Shore EMS, Upper Allen Fire Department and PennDOT.

Jan 25

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Assaulting Child

January 25, 2014
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Arrested:
Thomas A. Easley, 49
800 block of Flintlock Ridge Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Endangering the Welfare of Children
Simple Assault
Harassment

On January 23, 2014 Upper Allen Police received the report that a child acquaintance had been assaulted by Easley. A subsequent investigation into the allegation resulted in police obtaining an arrest warrant for Easley. On January 24, 2014, Easley surrendered to police and was arraigned before District Judge Mark Martin. He was committed to the Cumberland County Prison and preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Jan 25

Attempted Burglaries to Homes Under Construction

January 25, 2014
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During the month of January 2014, the Upper Allen Police Department has received two (2) reports of attempted burglaries to homes under construction in the Braeburn Estates neighborhood. In each case, damage was done to the rear windows of homes in an attempt to gain entry.

Upper Allen Police remind residents to promptly report any suspicious activity by dialing 911 any time during the day or night.

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries 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

Jan 24

Second Suspect Arrested in Armed Robbery Case

January 24, 2013
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Arrested:
Shaquille Burnette, 20
6300 block Chatham Glenn Way
Harrisburg, PA

Charges:
Robbery
Criminal Conspiracy – Robbery
Terroristic Threats
Simple Assault
Theft by Unlawful Taking

On November 5, 2013, residents of a Geneva Greens apartment on Geneva Drive in Upper Allen Township had been out for the evening. When they arrived home, they found two armed suspects in the residence. The victims were held at gun point for approximately 30-60 minutes. During that time they were forced to call other family members home, who were then also held at gunpoint until the suspects finished their robbery. The suspects then fled the area. The suspects stole electronics, jewelry, and cash. Click here for the last news release.

Upper Allen Police were able to identify the two armed suspects and Justin Matthews and Shaquille Burnette. Arrest warrants were obtained for both individuals and Matthews was recently arrested in Philadelphia for the robbery. On January 23, 2014, Burnette surrendered to police. He was arraigned and committed to Cumberland County Prison. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date before District Judge Mark Martin.

Upper Allen Police are still investigating the case and anyone with information 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.

Jan 24

Child Dies After Being Struck by a Vehicle in a Residential Driveway

January 23, 2014
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Victim:
Juvenile Male, 2
1000 Block of South Market Street
Mechanicsburg PA 17055

On January 23, 2014 at approximately 4:00 PM Upper Allen Police responded to a residence in the 1000 Block of South Market Street for the report of a child struck by a vehicle. The accident occurred in the private driveway area of a residence and the vehicle involved was operated by the homeowner. The child was flown by Life Lion to Hershey Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Police are continuing to investigate the incident but do not believe it to be criminal in nature. Upper Allen Police were assisted at the scene by Mechanicsburg Borough Police, West Shore EMS and Upper Allen Fire Department.

Jan 23

Driver Error Results in Morning Crash

January 23, 2014
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Operators:
Christopher Keller, 51
2100 block of Quail Hollow Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Heather Clauser, 32
1600 block of Penn Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

On Thursday, January 23, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Upper Allen Police investigated a crash at the intersection of South Market Street and Bumble Bee Hollow Road. The investigation determined that Keller attempted to turn left from South Market Street onto Bumble Bee Hollow Road from the incorrect turn lane. In doing so, his vehicle turned into the path of Clauser, resulting in a collision which disabled both vehicles. Both operators refused EMS treatment at the scene.

Jan 15

Upper Allen Woman Arrested for Assaulting Juvenile

January 14, 2014
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Arrested:
Stephanie L. McNair, 34
2500 Bock Chestnut Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Endangering Welfare of Children
Simple Assault
Harassment

On January 14, 2014 at 7:19 PM Upper Allen Police were dispatched to the 2500 Block of Chestnut Street for the report of a juvenile male who had been assaulted. Upon arrival on the scene it was determined that McNair had assaulted and endangered a juvenile male who lived at the residence. McNair was arrested and transported to Cumberland County Prison for processing and arraignment. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a later time at Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin’s Office.

Jan 14

Hit and Run Crash involving Pedestrian in Upper Allen Township

January 14, 2014
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Pedestrian:
Amy L. Johnson, 42
1st Block of Round Ridge Road
Mechanicsburg PA 17055

On January 14, 2014 at approximately 8:25 PM Upper Allen Police were dispatched to the intersection of South Market Street and Gettysburg Pike for a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. Johnson was attempting to cross South Market Street when a vehicle traveling in the intersection struck her causing minor injury. Johnson was transported for medical treatment by Camp Hill EMS.

The striking vehicle was described as a silver sedan, possibly a Chevrolet, with a PA registration plate. The driver of the striking vehicle was described as a heavy-set white male, approximately fifty years of age with a mustache. Anyone with information 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

Jan 14

Steelton Man Arrested for Auto Theft, Extortion, & Fraud

January 14, 2014
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Arrested:
Zachary James Jackson, 21
200 block of Swatara Street
Steelton, PA 17113

Charges:
Theft by Unlawful Taking
Theft by Extortion
Theft from a Motor Vehicle
Unauthorized Use of Automobiles
Access Device Fraud

On December 30, 2013 Upper Allen Township Police received a report that a car was stolen from a business in 500 block of Independence Avenue while the victim was working. Police learned that Jackson had been working the same day at the same location as the victim and stole the car. After Jackson fled in the car, he later crashed it the same day in Camp Hill and ran on foot after taking personal items of the victim from the car. Jackson then contacted the victim and demanded access to the credit cards he stole from the car. Police obtained a warrant for Jackson and on January 14, 2014 arrested him at a residence in Steelton, PA. Jackson was arraigned by District Judge Charles Clement and committed to Cumberland County Prison under $25,000.00 bail. At the time of arrest, Jackson was out on bail for similar charges out of Dauphin County. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date before Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin. Upper Allen Police were assisted by Steelton Borough Police in taking Jackson into custody.

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