Upper Allen Man Arrested for DUI after Crashing into a Tree


Ryan Lawson, 32
1100 Grandia Flora Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Driving Under the Influence

On September 24, 2018 at 9:14 PM, Upper Allen Police responded to a single vehicle crash into a tree near the intersection of Gettysburg Pike and Grandia Flora Drive. The investigation determined that Lawson was traveling north on Gettysburg Pike when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree. Lawson’s vehicle was disabled and had to be towed from the scene. Lawson sustained minor injuries in the crash and was found to be driving under the influence. He was arrested and taken to Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Indecent Assault of a Minor


Warfa Ahmed Mohamed, 32
500 block Geneva Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Corruption of Minors
Unlawful Contact with Minor
Indecent Assault

In January of 2018, Upper Allen Police began investigating Warfa Ahmed Mohamed for sexual contact with a child. The investigation determined that Mohamed indecently assaulted the child in June of 2017 at a residence in Upper Allen Township. On September 24, 2018 Mohamed surrendered to police and was afforded a preliminary arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Martin. Mohamed additionally waived his preliminary hearing and was committed to the Cumberland County Prison to await trial.

Upper Allen Police Investigate Hit and Run Crash


On Friday, September 21, 2018 the Upper Allen Police investigated a hit and run crash at 4 Broadmoor Drive. The investigation revealed that between 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM, an unknown vehicle traveling on Wineberry Drive was driving too fast to safely and properly negotiate the right-hand turn onto Broadmoor Drive. This resulted in the vehicle crossing the oncoming traffic lane, leaving the roadway and driving across the property of 4 Broadmoor Drive. In doing so, the vehicle struck the mailbox at that residence. The vehicle then fled the scene without providing any identifying information to the property owner.

The Upper Allen Police are asking for assistance in identifying the striking vehicle and the operator. Anyone with information about this vehicle or the operator are asked to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676 or submit an anonymous tip at 717-850-8273.

Afternoon Crash Injures Mechanicsburg Woman


Judith Wertz
Mechanicsburg, PA

Jeanette Kohler
Shermans Dale, PA

On Friday, September 21, 2018 at approximately 1:45 PM, the Upper Allen Police responded to a crash which occurred at the intersection of South Market Street and Shepherdstown Road. The investigation revealed that Wertz was stopped at the stop sign on Shepherdstown Road, intending to turn left onto South Market Street. Kohler was traveling north on South Market Street, approaching this intersection. Wertz pulled out in front of Kohler when it was not safe to do so, causing a collision between the two vehicles. Kohler denied any injuries from the crash and Wertz received minor injuries but refused EMS evaluation.

Mid-Day Crash Injures One


Roger Moore
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Jeffrey Lutz
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

On September 20, 2018 at approximately 12:19 pm Upper Allen Police were dispatched to the intersection of South Market Street and US Route 15 North for the report of a two vehicle crash. Upon arrival police determined that Moore had turned left into the path of Lutz and caused the crash. Lutz received minor injuries during the crash. Upper Allen Police were assisted on scene by the Upper Allen Fire Department.