Police Investigate Daytime Burglary in Geneva Greens Apartments


On Monday, July 9, 2018, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Geneva Drive for the report of a daytime burglary with personal property stolen. A witness described seeing a black male, approximately 5’10” with short hair seen leaving the victim’s residence in a gray hooded sweatshirt. He was driving a black full size sedan, possibly a Chrysler 300. The time frame is roughly between 10:30 am and 12:00 noon. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 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.

Two Vehicle Crash Injures Mechanicsburg Man


Maurice Baker
Mechanicsburg, PA

Tyler Harry
Newville, PA

The Upper Allen Police responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of South Market Street and Shepherdstown Road on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at approximately 3:15 PM. The investigation determined that a vehicle driven by Baker pulled from a stop sign and into the path of a vehicle driven by Harry. Harry attempted to avoid Baker’s vehicle, but was unsuccessful. The two vehicles collided causing disabling damage to Baker’s vehicle and moderate damage to Harry’s vehicle. Baker suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance for medical treatment. The Upper Allen Police were assisted at the scene by the Upper Allen Fire Department and Geisinger Holy Spirit EMS personnel.

Mechanicsburg Woman Arrested for Bad Check & Theft


Hope M. Robinson, 47
300 block of E. Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Bad Checks
Theft by Deception

In January of 2018, Upper Allen Police received a report from a victim stating that Robinson had written a check that had been returned. Robinson had previously been given notice by the victim to make good on the payment, which she did not. An investigation determined that Robinson had written the check from a bank account that had insufficient funds to make the payment. A warrant was obtained for Robinson’s arrest. On July 2, 2018, Robinson was arrested on the warrant and arraigned by MDJ Mark Martin. Robinson was committed to the Cumberland County Prison on $2000 bail and other criminal warrants. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Dog Found Near McCormick Road & E. Lisburn Road


On July 1, 2018 at approximately 6 PM, a black and white female dog was found running at large in the area of McCormick Road & E. Lisburn Road. The dog appears to be a Boxer or Bulldog mix, and is estimated to be about 4-5 years old. If you recognize the dog please call the Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676 so that it may be reunited with its owner.

Virginia Man Arrested for DUI and Drug Possession at Sobriety Checkpoint


Erik Neitzel, 48
1100 Block Cyupress Tree Place
Herndon, VA 20170

Driving under the influence of a controlled substance
Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

On Friday, June 29, 2018 the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office was conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the 1700 block of South Market Street in Upper Allen Township. During this checkpoint, Neitzel was operating his motor vehicle when a police officer working the checkpoint detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Neitzel’s breath and Neitzel admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving.

Following an investigation, Neitzel was determined to be operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest. During a search of Neitzel’s clothing as a result of the arrest, drug paraphernalia containing a small amount of marijuana was found in his possession.

Neitzel was later taken to the Cumberland County Prison for processing, then released. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled at a later date.