May 11

Late Morning Crash on South York Street Injures One

May 11, 2014
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Operators:

Alexander Beil, 18
1st block Royal Palm Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Pippa Calland, 48
500 Block West Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

On Sunday, May 11, 2014 at approximately 11:00 AM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a two vehicle crash with injuries in the 1200 block of South York Street. The investigation revealed that Beil, traveling southbound, failed to stop for Calland, who was stopped on the roadway to make a left turn. Beil’s vehicle required towing and Calland sustained injury resulting in transportation by EMS.

Upper Allen Police were assisted on the scene by the Upper Allen Fire Department, Upper Allen Fire Police, and West Shore EMS.

May 08

Morning Crash Snarls Rush Hour Traffic

May 8, 2014
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Operators:

Juvenile Driver, 16
100 block of Simmons Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Edward Dowgiallo, 58
600 block of Mengus Mill Road
Littlestown, PA 17340

James Newcomer, 53
1st block Northern Dancer Drive
Dillsburg, PA 17019

On Thursday, May 8, 2014 at approximately 7:40 AM, Upper Allen Police responded to a three vehicle crash with injuries on US Route 15 northbound in the area of the PA Turnpike. The investigation revealed that a juvenile driver was following Dowgiallo’s vehicle too closely. When traffic slowed to a stop due to heavy traffic volumes, the juvenile driver was unable to stop the vehicle, and struck Dowgiallo’s vehicle, which in turn struck Newcomer’s vehicle. The incident blocked the entire left lane and part of the right lane for approximately 45 minutes.

One driver was transported to an area hospital for evaluation of injuries. The other two drivers were not injured. Police were assisted at the scene by the Upper Allen and Lower Allen Fire Departments, Lower Allen and Hampden EMS and Upper Allen Fire Police.

Police would like to remind all motorists to leave adequate stopping distance, especially during times where traffic volumes are heavy and sudden stops and starts are likely.

May 07

York Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

May 7, 2014
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Arrested:
Jordan A. O’Berry, 23
600 block of Madison Avenue
York, PA 17404

Charges:
Rape
Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
Indecent Assault
Unlawful Contact With a Minor
Corruption of Minors

In March, 2014 Upper Allen Police began an investigation into the above listed charges when two female juvenile victims reported they were sexually assaulted by O’Berry. The victims were acquaintances of O’Berry’s and reported being sexually assaulted by him on multiple occasions between 2006 and 2010. The victim’s ages ranged from 7 to 11 years old during the time of the offenses. O’Berry would have been 14 to 18 years old at the time. O’Berry is being charged as an adult and a warrant was obtained.

On May 7, 2014, O’Berry turned himself in to police. He was arraigned by District Judge Mark Martin and committed to Cumberland County Prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 19, 2014 before Judge Martin.

May 06

New Fugitive Added to UpperAllenPolice.com

May 6, 2014

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

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

May 02

Police Seeking Assistance Identifying Retail Theft Suspect

May 2, 2014
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On April 26, 2014 the pictured actor entered the Giant on Cumberland Parkway and committed a retail theft. Police are asking for assistance in identifying the actor who is pictured. 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.

May 01

Found Remote Controlled Helicopter

May 1, 2014
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On May 1, 2014 Upper Allen Police were contacted regarding found property. A remote controlled helicopter was found lying in the area of Messiah Lifeways, 100 Mt. Allen Drive during the week of April 21st. If anyone has information on the owner of the item, please contact Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676.

Apr 30

Morning Crash Injures Three

April 30, 2014
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Operators:
Sandra Simon, 55
2200 Block Spring Run Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Gerald Lemkelde, 71
9500 Block Carlisle Road
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Jillian Albright, 35
1st Block Northern Dancer Drive
Dillsburg, PA 17019

On April 30, 2014 at approximately 7:56 AM the Upper Allen Police Department was dispatched to US Route 15 North in the area of West Lisburn Road for the report of a multiple vehicle accident. Upon arrival police learned that Simon had become distracted while driving and was unable to stop in time to avoid traffic which was stopped in front of her. Simon then crashed into Lemkelde’s vehicle which in turn crashed into Albright’s vehicle. Three sustained minor injuries.

Apr 29

Harrisburg Man Arrested for Drugs During Traffic Stop

April 27, 2014
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Arrested:
Gary T. Scott, 51
1st Block of Lincoln Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Charges:
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On April 27, 2014 Upper Allen Police stopped a car driven by Scott on US Route 15 south at the PA Turnpike. During the stop an odor of marijuana was evident inside the car. During a subsequent search of the car, officers found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Scott was arrested at the scene and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date before District Judge Mark Martin.

Apr 19

Theft of Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Cell Phone

April 18, 2014
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On March 31, 2014 Upper Allen Police received a report of a stolen Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Cell Phone from a business at 571 Independence Avenue in Upper Allen Township. The theft occurred between the hours of 7:45 AM to 11:30 AM on March 31st.

The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit is gray in color and is covered by a red case. The phone’s serial number is 890126000395471900F. A similar photo is pictured below:

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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.

Apr 18

Mexican Drug Cartel Robbery Arrests

April 18, 2014
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Arrested:
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Demis Ulises Mokay-Fong, 31
900 block of Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32809
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Irvin Gutierrez, 26
5000 block of Conoroy Road
Orlando, FL 32809

On March 3, 2013, Upper Allen Police were called to a distribution facility in the 500 block of Independence Avenue in Upper Allen Township for a reported robbery. Facility security reported that during the night several Hispanic males displayed a gun to a security guard and held him hostage while another member of the group arrived with a truck tractor and stole a trailer from the facility. The guard was held hostage until the trailer was returned the following morning by the suspects. The suspects obtained personal information from the guard and instructed him not to report the crimes.

During the extensive follow up investigation, Upper Allen Police were able to determine that there was a related ongoing investigation with DEA in Orlando, Florida and the incident in Upper Allen Township was likely connected to Mexican Drug Cartel activity. A joint investigation with DEA Orlando then began.

During the period of December 2012, through June 2013, DEA Orlando was targeting a large scale cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine distribution organization based in the greater Orlando, Florida area. This was a joint investigation involving DEA operations in Orlando, Nogales Arizona, Los Angeles California, Atlanta Georgia, Homeland Security Investigations, United States Border Patrol, Florida Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Upper Allen Township Police Department.

This investigation targeted a Mexican based drug trafficking organization that was responsible for the importation of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine from Mexico into the greater Orlando, Florida area as well as several destination cities throughout the United States, to include Pennsylvania.

During the course of the investigation, DEA Orlando identified a distribution network connected to the Sinaloa Cartel that had been operating and avoiding law enforcement presence for approximately 15 years and responsible for the transportation and distribution of thousands of pounds of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. DEA successfully infiltrated and subsequently disrupted the drug trafficking organization operating within the greater Orlando, Florida area. This operation resulted in the federal arrest of nine leaders within the organization, state charges of three co-conspirators, two search warrants, the seizure of five pounds of methamphetamine, the seizure of more than six kilograms of cocaine, three firearms and $55,000.00 in personal property.

During the investigation, Demis Ulises Mokay-Fong and Irvin Gutierrez were identified as two of the persons present during the robbery in Upper Allen Township and the leaders of that particular operation. The investigation continued throughout 2013 and continues into 2014. Mokay-Fong, Gutierrez and other participants in the organization are awaiting sentencing in Florida.

During the initial stages of the investigation, Upper Allen Police were assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the PA Office of Attorney General.

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