Feb 11

Police Warn Residents of IRS and US Treasury Scams

February 11, 2016

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Now that tax season is here, there have been an increase in reported IRS and US Treasury scams telephone calls. Most have received an automated telephone call (or sometimes a live call) from someone claiming to be an agent of the government regarding a lawsuit or arrest over unpaid taxes. The scammer requests a return telephone call. Residents are warned not to provide any personal information over the the telephone. The police department has received numerous calls on the past few days. Some of the commonalities have been the use of the names “Officer Daniel Bryan” or “Officer Brian Snyder.”

The IRS will never:

1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill;
2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe;
3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card;
4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone;
5) threaten to involve local police or other law enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

If you receive one of these calls and have the originating number or a call back number, the IRS requests you report it to the Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484.

Click here for more information about IRS and US Treasury Scams.

Feb 10

Enola Resident Arrested for Drug Possession

February 10, 2016

Stoner CPIN

Nicholas L. Stoner, 35
1400 block of 3rd Street
Enola, PA 17025

Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Sunday February 7, 2016 at approximately 3:20 AM an Upper Allen Township police officer encountered a motorist stopped in the area of Beechwood Drive with their four-way flashers activated. When the officer stopped to offer assistance, they could smell the odor of marijuana while talking with the driver who was identified as Stoner. Stoner was then found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was arrested at the scene. He was transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing and a preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Feb 10

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Violation of Protection Order

February 10, 2016


Roscoe Roy Jr., 35
500 Block of Cumberland Pointe Circle
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Indirect Criminal Contempt

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at approximately 10:00 PM, the Upper Allen Police responded to a residence in the Cumberland Pointe neighborhood for a 911 hang-up call. Officers arrived on the scene and encountered Roy inside the residence. It was determined that a valid Protection Order was in place and Roy’s presence at the residence was in violation of that order. Roy was arrested at the scene and transported to Cumberland County Prison for processing and arraignment. A violation of order hearing will be held on a future date at the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Feb 08

Arrest Made Following Theft of Surveillance Camera

February 7, 2016

Roger L Morrison, Jr
Dark Hollow RD
Shermans Dale, PA

Theft by Unlawful Taking

On December 7, 2015 the Upper Allen Police investigated a theft where a surveillance camera was stolen from private property. The owner of the property had placed the camera there after some of his property was stolen. On February 1, 2016 evidence was recovered and it showed Morrison in the area of the theft, removing the camera, and attempting to open the camera. On February 2, 2016 Morrison was arrested and taken to the Cumberland County Prison. Morrison was arraigned later and committed to the Cumberland County Prison on $4500 bail. A hearing will be held before MDJ Martin on Monday February 8, 2016..

Feb 06

Lower Allen Man Arrested for CVS Robbery

February 6, 2015


Jordan John Snoke, 22
200 block of Ewe Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Terroristic Threats
Theft by Unlawful Taking
Simple Assault

On February 2, 2016 Upper Allen Township’s CVS/Pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint by a masked man. (Click here for that press release.) On February 4, 2016 a masked gunman robbed a pizza shop in Fairview Township. (Click here for the Fairview Township Police press release.) A witness in the Fairview Township robbery was able to obtain the registration plate number from the suspect’s vehicle as he fled. The registration plate led police to Jordan Snoke in Lower Allen Township. A search of the Snoke residence recovered stolen cash and clothing worn during the CVS robbery. Snoke ultimately confessed to both robberies and was taken into custody by Fairview Township Police that same night. Upper Allen Police then obtained an arrest warrant for Snoke. On February 5, 2016 Upper Allen Police arrested Snoke at the York County Prison as he was being released on bail. Snoke was arraigned and lodged in the Cumberland County Prison on $50,000 bail. Snoke has since posted bail and been released. The Upper Allen Township Police were assisted by Lower Allen Township Police and Fairview Township Police.

Feb 05

Theft of a Dell Precision Laptop from Messiah College

February 5, 2016


*** UPDATE 02/22/2016 The laptop has been recovered. ***

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Upper Allen Township Police were dispatched to Messiah College after receiving a report from the Messiah College Department of Safety that a student’s laptop had been stolen. The student advised that his laptop was stolen from the Naugle residence, first floor lounge area, by an unknown suspect between the dates of Wednesday, 1/27/2016 at 12:00 PM to Saturday, 1/30/2016 at 1:00 PM. The laptop is a Dell Precision M4600 laptop with a 15.6″ screen and is assigned a serial number of 6822030 (similar to the above photo).

Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the theft or the identities of the suspect(s) 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: UpperAllenPolice.com.

Feb 05

Passenger Injured in Minor Crash

February 5, 2016


William R. Irwin, 76
First block Hartman Lane
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Stanley Laughman, 75
3200 block Centennial Road
Hanover, PA 17331

The Upper Allen Police responded to a minor crash in the 1200 block of South York Street on February 4, 2016 at 3:22 PM. Stanley Laughman was stopped behind a vehicle turning left into Paulus’ Farm Market. Irwin was traveling south and approaching the stopped traffic. Irwin did not notice the traffic was stopped ahead of him in time to stop. Irwin’s vehicle struck Laughman’s vehicle from behind. Irwin’s vehicle needed to be towed from the scene. A passenger in Laughman’s vehicle reported a minor injury, but did not require medical attention at the scene.

Feb 05

Upper Allen Police Assist with Middle School Girl’s Club

February 5, 2016


The Upper Allen Police were asked to speak about and demonstrate techniques for personal safety and self defense to a girls club at the Mechanicsburg Middle School. The Department was grateful for the opportunity to speak with the young ladies about safety and methods to protect themselves.

Feb 05

Second Man Charged in Appliance Scam

February 5, 2016


Burton Bryson, 54
1st Block of Hill Top Road
Duncannon, PA

Theft by Deception
Receiving Stolen Property
Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices

In February of 2015, Burton Bryson worked for Harner’s Appliance Services and responded to a residence on East Meadow Drive in Upper Allen Township to repair a microwave. Bryson requested up-front payment from the victim and never returned to complete any work. Charges were filed and a preliminary hearing was held on February 1, 2016 before District Judge Mark Martin. The charges were forwarded to the Court of Common Pleas for further prosecution.

If you have been the victim of a similar crime, police urge you to contact the law enforcement agency in the area where the crime occurred so it can be handled accordingly. Upper Allen Police can be reached 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

Feb 05

Missing Elderly Person Found

February 5, 2016

The missing elderly gentlemen, William A. Hersh, has been located. The Upper Allen Police appreciate all who were concerned. Mr. Hersh was reported missing on Thursday, February 4, 2016 but has now been safely reunited with his family.

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