Burglary in the Belle Terre Apartments

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On Wednesday, June 20 Upper Allen Police investigated a burglary report that occurred in the Belle Terre Apartment Complex in the 600 block of Geneva Drive. The investigation revealed that an unknown suspect(s) likely entered the apartment between 10 AM and 10 PM on June 20. Cash and medication were stolen from within the apartment. Circumstances surrounding the investigation indicate that other tenants could also have been affected or may have previously been affected by similar conduct. 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 Township Man Arrested for Rape

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Arrested:
Siyamthanda Jojo, 22
900 block of Herman Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Rape
Sexual Assault
Corruption of Minors

In April 2018, the Upper Allen Township Police Department began investigating Siyamthanda Jojo for sexually assaulting a juvenile. On June 20, 2018, police arrested Jojo who was afforded a preliminary arraignment and then committed to the Cumberland County Prison on $150,000 bail. The preliminary hearing for this case will be held at a later date.

Mechanicsburg Woman Arrested for DUI After Crash

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Arrested:
Julie Schreffler, 44
100 block W Factory Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charge:
DUI

On June 18, 2018 at approximately 12:15 pm Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a single vehicle crash in the 100 block of Cumberland Parkway. Schreffler had been travelling westbound on Cumberland Parkwaywhen she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a utility pole. Schreffler’s vehicle was disabled and she sustained injuries during the crash. During the investigation Schreffler was determined to be DUI. She was then transported by EMS for her injuries. Charges will be filed through MDJ Martin’s Office and a preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Dillsburg Man Arrested for Drug Offenses

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Arrested:
Joseph Dice, 34
100 block Harrisburg Pike
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Charges:
Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

On June 19, 2018 at approximately 7:50 am a vehicle being driven by Dice on US Route 15 was stopped for a vehicle code violation. During the stop Dice was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Dice was arrested and transported to CCP for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Bear Sightings in Residential Neighborhoods

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The Upper Allen Police has received numerous reports of a black bear roaming in several neighborhoods in both the area of East Winding Hill Road and in the Canterbury Drive area.

There have been no reports of the bear being hostile or aggressive at this time. Residents are asked to move trash containers and bird feeders inside, so as not to attract the bear. If the bear is seen, do not approach the bear or attempt to confine the bear in any way.

The Upper Allen Township Police are working with the State Game Commission, who will be attempting to trap the bear for relocation. Residents are asked to call Upper Allen Police via 9-1-1 or 717-238-9676 regarding any concerns about public safety.