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

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.

Oct 01

Woman Charged in Check Forgery Case

October 1, 2014

KRICK Kassandra
Kassandra M. Krick, 24
900 block of W. Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Theft by Unlawful Taking

In May 2014, Upper Allen Police were notified by a resident that they found discrepancies in their financial accounts which they felt were the result of unlawful activity. During the investigation, police determined that Krick stole and forged several checks from victim and then cashed them. Police obtained a warrant for Krick and she was arraigned on the charges in September 2014. On September 29, 2014 a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Krick and the charges were waived to the Court of Common Pleas. Krick remains in Cumberland County Prison on unrelated charges.

Oct 01

Man Charged in Attempted Juvenile Sexual Assault

October 1, 2014

William “Frankie” Holmes JR, 42
600 block of Cumberland Pointe Circle
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Criminal Solicitation – Statutory Sexual Assault
Indecent Exposure
Corruption of Minors

On July 16, 2014, Upper Allen Police began an investigation into an alleged attempted sexual assault between Holmes and a juvenile female. Police learned that in May 2014, when Holmes formerly lived in Cumberland Pointe Circle, he exposed himself to a juvenile female acquaintance and propositioned her to have sexual relations with him. Holmes was arraigned on the charges in September 2014 and a preliminary hearing was held on September 29, 2014. All charges were bound over to the Court of Common Pleas. Holmes remains in Huntingdon SCI on unrelated charges.

Oct 01

Employee Charged in Nursing Facility Thefts

October 1, 2014

Olivia A. Grenoble, 20
100 block of Springview Road
Carlisle, PA 17015

Theft by Unlawful Taking
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

In July 2014, Upper Allen Police were contacted by an assisted living facility for assistance in investigating several thefts. There had been thefts of cash and jewelry from several residents at the facility over the course of several months. Police were able to use video surveillance and identify Grenoble as the person who committed the thefts. Police also found that some of the stolen jewelry was pawned by Grenoble at a jewelry store in Carlisle. When officers made contact with Grenoble at the facility, they also discovered that she had drug paraphernalia in her car. Charges were filed against Grenoble and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for September 29, 2014. The charges were waived to the Court of Common Pleas.

Sep 30

Theft of Ornamental Lawn Statue

September 30, 2014


On the morning of September 30, 2014 the Upper Allen Township received a report of a theft of a lawn statue from a residence in the 900 block of Macoun Drive. The concrete statue is in the image of Buddha and is 22 inches tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, and has a bronze color finish. The theft occurred sometime between 6:30 PM on Sept. 29, 2014 and 7:30 AM on Sept. 30, 2014. The statue is similar to the one pictured above. Anyone with information regarding this theft is encouraged 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

Sep 25

Theft of Laptop Computer and iPad from Vehicle

September 25, 2014


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****UPDATE 11/14/2014****
The items were recovered and the case was determined not to be a theft as originally reported.

On September 24, 2014, Upper Allen Police received the reported theft of a Dell Latitude E5410 with a serial number SIS-HM931N1LT and an iPad 2 (64GB). The theft occurred in the 400 block of Spring Run Drive. This incident took place between Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 24, 2014. The laptop and iPad pictured above are similar to the items taken. Anyone with information regarding this theft is encouraged 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

Sep 23

Upper Allen Juvenile Charged with Drug Offenses

September 23, 2014

Juvenile, 16
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Possession with Intent to Deliver
Possession of Controlled Substance
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 at approximately 12:10 AM, a juvenile was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for an equipment violation. The juvenile was found to be in possession of marijuana, unprescribed prescription medication and drug paraphernalia. On September 23, 2014, the juvenile was referred to the Cumberland County Juvenile Probation Department for adjudication.

Sep 21

Motorist Sustains Injury After Striking Residential Fence

August 20, 2014


Larry Fahnestock, 55
First Block of Broadmoor Dr
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

On Saturday, September 20, at 8:40 PM Upper Allen Police were dispatched to an injury crash at the intersection of W. Lisburn Road and Cope Drive South. An investigation revealed that Fahnestock took a left turn too sharp and hopped the curb before driving through a white vinyl rail fence. The involved Honda CR-V sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene by Zimmerman’s Automotive. Fahnestock was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for evaluation.

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

Sep 20

Daylight Burglary in the Peachtree Development

September 20, 2014

September 22, 2014
Police received information from the public that resulted in the identification of two 15 year old males that were responsible for the burglary. One male resides on E. Portland Street, Mechanicsburg. The other resides on Southview Drive in Upper Allen Township. Charges will be filed against both juveniles through Cumberland County Juvenile Probation.

On September 20, 2014 at about 12:25 PM, the Upper Allen Police Department was dispatched to the 700 block of Sunhaven Circle for the report of an active residential burglary. The investigation revealed that two white males operating a red ATV entered an unsecured garage and stole gas cans and used them to fill the ATV. The males were confronted by the homeowner and fled the scene onto Loring Lane. The males were described as being in their late teens, one wearing a red sweatshirt and one wearing a white sweatshirt with blonde hair.

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.

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