New Fugitive Added to Most Wanted Page

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

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

Evening Crash Results in Injury


S Luther McElwain, 84
Mechanicsburg, PA

Jane Nighbert, 74
Mechanicsburg, PA

On Monday, January 21, 2019 at approximately 6:40 PM, the Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a crash involving an injured operator at the intersection of South Market Street and Gettysburg Pike. An investigation determined that McElwain failed to stop at the steady red signal on South Market Street. As a result, Nighbert crashed into the driver side of McElwain’s vehicle causing substantial damage to both vehicles. One of the involved parties was transported to the hospital due to an injury sustained during the crash. The Upper Allen Police were assisted at the crash scene by the Upper Allen Township Fire Department, Upper Allen Fire Police and Geisinger Holy Spirit EMS.

The Tigers from Cub Pack 190 Visit Upper Allen Police Department

On January 21, 2019 it was a pleasure to have the Tigers from Cub Pack 190, based in Mechanicsburg, visit Upper Allen Police Department. The Tigers received a tour of the station and spent some time speaking about bicycle safety, calling 911 and learning about being a police officer. The visit to Upper Allen counts towards the Tiger’s loop.

Upper Allen Township Resident Arrested for Drug Offenses


Ryan Leininger, 39
2100 block of Quail Hollow Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Possession of Controlled Substance
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On April 11, 2018 Upper Allen Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2100 block of Quail Hollow Drive. During the search, police found several controlled substances, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Leininger was found to be the person who possessed the items. Criminal charges were filed and on Monday, January 14, 2019 and Leininger waived his preliminary hearing. The case has been forwarded to the Court of Common Pleas.

Mechanicsburg Woman Arrested for Burglary


Erikia L. Ricker, 20
100 block E. Green Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Criminal Trespass
Theft by Unlawful Taking
Receiving Stolen Property

On June 25, 2018, Upper Allen Police investigated a burglary in the 3500 block of Rolo Court. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Erikia Ricker was responsible for the burglary and theft. On November 7, 2018, Ricker surrendered on a warrant and she was released on $5,000.00 unsecured bail. On December 17, 2018, a preliminary hearing was held. Ricker did not appear for the hearing, and the charges were bound over to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.