Testing Scheduled for the Position of Police Officer

The Upper Allen Police Department has joined with the Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium, a cooperative testing opportunity for those interested in a law enforcement career. This single testing process allows individuals to apply and test once for all the participating police agencies. Please visit https://www.cumberlandcountypolicetest.com for more information and to apply today! Applications are due by Monday, September 2, 2024.

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Domestic Violence


Ghana S. Karki, 29
300 block of Berkshire Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Terroristic Threats
Simple Assault

On Thursday, July 18, 2024, an Upper Allen Police Officer was in the area of the 300 block of Berkshire Road when they overheard a disturbance occurring at a nearby residence. Additional police units were called to the scene and the parties were separated. An investigation at the scene determined that Ghana Karki struck a household member resulting in injuries to the victim. Additionally, Karki threatened to kill household members at the scene by burning the house down. Karki was arrested at the scene and transported to Cumberland County Central Booking for processing and arraignment. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Afternoon Crash Increases Traffic Backlog on South Market Street


On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 4:00 PM the Upper Allen Police responded to the 1300 block of South Market Street, near the PA Turnpike overpass for a two-vehicle injury crash. The investigation determined that the operator of the silver Ford Focus was distracted by looking for an item that was dropped on the vehicle floor. Due to this distraction, the operator failed to see that traffic ahead was backed up due to the traffic signal at the intersection of Allen Distribution Drive. The driver of the Focus attempted to swerve, but was unable to avoid a collision with the red Dodge Ram 1500 ahead of him. The crash caused disabling damage to both vehicles, which were towed from the scene. The driver of the Focus was transported to an area hospital for evaluation of his injuries. The driver of the Ram 1500 did not report any injuries.

The Upper Allen Police Department was assisted at this crash by Hampden Township EMS.

Afternoon Crash Injures Carlisle Woman


On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 3:25 PM the Upper Allen Police investigated a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of West Lisburn Road and Gettysburg Pike. It was determined that both vehicles were stopped for a red traffic signal at that location. The driver of the tan Armanda, immediately behind the white MDX, was distracted by something outside their vehicle. When traffic in the adjacent lane began moving, the Armanda operator also began moving, not realizing that traffic in their lane was still stopped. The Armada rear-ended the MDX, causing minor damage. The operator of the MDX reported a possible injury, but refused to be evaluated by EMS.

Etters Man Arrested Following Hit-And-Run Crash Investigation


Ryan J. Moody, 35
1st Block Mall Road
Etters, PA 17319

Accidents involving death or personal injury
Accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property
Duty to give information and render aid
Careless driving

On February 25, 2024, just after midnight, the Upper Allen Police investigated a hit-and-run crash on US Route 15 northbound in the area of the PA Turnpike. The investigation determined that Ryan Moody was the operator of the striking vehicle that fled the scene. The operator of the vehicle struck by Moody sustained injuries as a result of the crash. On Thursday, July 11, 2024, a preliminary hearing was scheduled before MDJ Mark Martin. Moody waived the preliminary hearing and the charges were bound over to Cumberland County Court.