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.

Apr 16

Upper Allen Resident Arrested for Domestic Assault

April 16, 2014
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Arrested:
Prince J. Walker, 32
1st block Keefer Way
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Simple Assault
Harassment

On April 10, 2014 at approximately 10:00 AM, Upper Allen Police responded to an address in the 1st block of Keefer Way for a reported domestic dispute. During a subsequent investigation, officers determined that the victim sustained injuries requiring medical treatment. On April 16, 2014 an arrest warrant was obtained and Prince Walker was apprehended. Walker was transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing and preliminary arraignment. Walker will appear before Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin for a preliminary hearing at a later date.

Apr 16

Vandalism Reported at Upper Allen Elementary and Community Park

April 16, 2014
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On April 9, 2014, Upper Allen Police investigated two separate incidents of spray painted graffiti. One incident occurred at Upper Allen Elementary School and the other at Community Park, located on Fisher Road. The latest incident happened on April 16th at Upper Allen Elementary, shown in the pictures above. In each of the incidents the word “Shadow” in the graffiti. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-795-2445. 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 16

Harrisburg Juvenile Charged During Underage Party

April 15, 2014
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Arrested:
Juvenile, 15
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Charges:
Escape
False Identification to Law Enforcement
Disorderly Conduct
Public Drunkenness
Underage Drinking

On April 6, 2014 at approximately 12:45 AM, Upper Allen Police were investigating a large underage drug and alcohol party in the 300 block of Sleepy Hollow Drive. During this investigation, officers encountered a 15 year old female who was severely intoxicated. The female provided false identification to law enforcement and then attempted to flee on foot when told she was told she was under arrest. Charges have been filed with Cumberland County Juvenile Probation. The investigation surrounding the party is ongoing.

Apr 15

Driver arrested for DUI following single vehicle crash

April 14, 2014
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Arrested:
John Keegan, 22
Kensignton DR
Camp Hill, PA

Charges:
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Careless Driving

On April 14th at 11:49 PM the Upper Allen Township Police investigated single vehicle crash in the 700 block of Independence Ave. The operator, Keegan, advised that he was on his cell phone just prior to the crash and he then struck the curb in the area. Keegan had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash and he was arrested for DUI and taken to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

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