Speed Limits established in Winding Hills Neighborhood

On January 20, 2021, speed limits were established on certain streets in the Winding Hills neighborhood. The following speed limits became effective and enforceable on January 25, 2021:

– Orchard Boulevard – 35 MPH
– Lake Drive – 25 MPH
– Harvest Drive – 25 MPH

The Upper Allen Police would like to remind motorists to be aware of posted speed limits at all times in order to increase the safety of other motorists and pedestrians.

Upper Allen Township Enacts New Parking Regulations

On January 20, 2021, Upper Allen Township enacted Ordinance 803, a portion of which amended Ordinance 233-15 – Parking Regulations. The amended ordinance now prohibits the parking of boats, buses, truck tractors, trailers, and certain other vehicles on residential streets without first obtaining a permit.

Parking permits are free of charge and simple to obtain. Residents wishing to apply for a parking permit should go to the Upper Allen Police website and click the heading SERVICES, then select Parking Permit Application. Applications are also available at the Police Department lobby during business hours.

• A permit is valid for 96 hours.
• A maximum of five (5) permits will be issued for the same vehicle per calendar year.
• A period of fifteen (15) days is required between permits.
• You can read the full regulation by clicking here: Ordinance 803
Click here for frequently asked questions.

Please contact the Upper Allen Police at 717-795-2445 if you have questions or need any assistance completing the application.

Upper Allen Resident Arrested for Strangulation


Aaron M. Rico, 30
2000 block of Oakwood Hills Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Simple assault

On January 21, 2021 Upper Allen police received the report of a domestic dispute. During the investigation, police learned that the victim had been shoved and strangled by Rico. Rico was later arrested and transported to Cumberland County Central Booking for processing and arraignment. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Police Seek Assistance Identifying Vehicle Involved in Theft


On January 15, 2021 at approximately 11:37 PM, the pictured vehicle entered the parking lot of a local business in the 2200 block of South Market Street in Upper Allen. The vehicle was parked near the rear of the business. The suspect(s) then proceeded to enter a vehicle owned by the business and stole a large quantity of tools including a DeWalt 20 volt cordless tool set.

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.

Upper Allen Woman Arrested for Possession of a Prohibited Offensive Weapon


Julie Hitz, 29
600 block of Geneva Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Prohibited Offensive Weapons

On November 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., Upper Allen Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Geneva Drive to assist EMS with a drug overdose. While on scene, Hitz was found in possession of a pair of metal knuckles, a prohibited offensive weapon. Hitz was charged with the offense via summons. On January 11, 2021, a preliminary hearing was held in this case and the charge was bound over to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.