Harrisburg Man Arrested for DUI and Drug Offenses


Yousef Thabata, 25
100 block Prince Street
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8:55 AM, an Upper Allen Police Officer stopped Thabata’s vehicle for a speeding violation on US Route 15 southbound. During the traffic stop the officer detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Thabata admitted to being in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and those items were recovered from his vehicle during a search. Thabata also admitted to having smoked marijuana prior to driving his vehicle. and exhibited multiple indicators of drug impairment during the investigation. He was subsequently arrested for the above charges, transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing and released. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a later date.

Upper Allen Woman Arrested for DUI Following Crash


Emma Winslow, 31
200 Block of Stonehedge Lane
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances

On Sunday, October 14 at about 4 PM, Upper Allen Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the 1200 block of Allendale Road. Police identified the driver as Emma Winslow, who sustained minor injuries in the crash. The crash investigation revealed that Winslow lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. Winslow exhibited signs of intoxication and admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving. Winslow was subsequently arrested for DUI and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Domestic Assault


Nicholas A. Berrier, 25
1700 block Haralson Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Simple Assault

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at approximately 2:00 AM, Upper Allen Police were summoned to the emergency department at Geisinger Holy Spirit for an assault victim. The victim reported being strangled by Nicholas Berrier and sustained injuries from the assault. Berrier was located at a residence in the 1700 block of Haralson Drive and taken into custody. Berrier was afforded a preliminary arraignment and was committed to the Cumberland County Prison on $20,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Mahanoy City Woman Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash


Karen Fergel-Merva, 55
Mahanoy City, PA 17948

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Upper Allen Police responded to the intersection of W. Lisburn Road and the US Route 15 north off ramp. A tractor trailer, operated by Fergel-Merva, crashed on US Route 15 North at milepost 36.2 and then continued northbound along the concrete barrier until it came to rest in the middle of the intersection. The road was partially closed for several hours. The crash is still under investigation. Upper Allen Police were assisted on the scene by Carroll Township Police, Lower Allen EMS, Upper Allen Fire Department, Upper Allen Fire Police, Interstate Towing, and PennDOT.

Two Vehicle Morning Crash Injures Two Local Women


Jessica Peslis
Mechanicsburg, PA

Ruth Knaub
Dillsburg, PA

On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:10 AM, the Upper Allen Police responded to a two vehicle crash at the end of the entrance ramp from South Market Street to US Route 15 northbound. The investigation revealed that Knaub had stopped her vehicle at the end of the entrance ramp prior to merging due to traffic congestion. Peslis was also attempting enter US Route 15 via the same entrance ramp and failed to notice that Knaub’s vehicle was stopped.

Peslis’ vehicle struck the rear of Knaub’s vehicle, which caused severe damage to both vehicles and forced Knaub’s vehicle onto the shoulder of the roadway. Both Knaub and Peslis reported injuries from the crash and were evaluated by Holy Spirit EMS, but declined transport. The Upper Allen Police were assisted at the scene by the Upper Allen Fire Department and the Lower Allen Fire Department.