Harrisburg Woman Arrested for Drug Possession

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Arrested:
Hailey McCormick, 18
7500 Block Fishing Creek Valley Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Charges:
Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

On Monday, March 30, 2020 at approximately 12:30 am, an Upper Allen Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Hailey McCormick. During the traffic stop McCormick was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. On Monday, August 3, 2020 a preliminary hearing was scheduled the above charges were bound over to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Drug Charges

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Arrested:
Nevin McCabe, 20
1500 Block Zestar Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Underage drinking

On March 21, 2020 at approximately 12:30 am, an Upper Allen Police Officer encountered Nevin McCabe as a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a violation. McCabe admitted to being in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. McCabe was also found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage while under the age of 21. On Monday, August 3, 2020 McCabe waived his right to a preliminary hearing and all charges were bound over to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Upper Allen Police Warn Of Scams Involving The Purchase Of Gift Cards

Recently, the Upper Allen Police have received numerous reports of scams involving the purchase of gift cards. These scams vary in their style, but they typically start over the phone and senior citizens are the usual targets.

Most involve someone calling who states that they are with “computer support” and the victim needs to renew virus protection for a home computer. Others involving pop-up windows on home computers where a message appears to be sent from Microsoft technical support indicating that a victim’s bank account was compromised and they can assist with recouping the lost money. The victim is instructed to go to a local merchant to purchase gift cards in $200 to $500 amounts.

Regardless of how the scam is perpetrated, if someone asks to purchase gift cards from companies such as Google Play, iTunes, Target, or Walmart, and then scratch off the number on the back and provide it over the phone, it is guaranteed to be a scam.

Township residents are warned to be cautious of these scammers and pay attention to details such as complicated technological terms or company names that cannot be verified by a Google search. The scammers also use intimidating tactics and might tell the person to not call the police.

Here are some tips for ensuring you do not become the next victim:

-Don’t answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number
-Ask yourself if it sounds legitimate or if it is too good to be true
-Let a family member know and ask for their opinion
-Be suspicious of someone who sounds like they are in a call center and reading from a script
-Note that multiple reports have been made that scammers often speak with a foreign accent
-NEVER allow someone to remotely control your computer

If you do not believe that you would ever fall victim to one of these scams, please consider taking a few minutes to talk to your parents, grandparents, or neighbors who may be more vulnerable. We hope to keep Upper Allen residents from becoming fraud victims through increased awareness.

If residents have concerns or have been victimized by this scam, they are encouraged to contact Police at (717) 795-2445.

York Man Arrested for DUI and Drug Charges

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Arrested:
Antonio Simmons, 37
1600 block of Devers Road
York, PA 17404

Charges:
DUI
Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at approximately 3:05 AM, Upper Allen Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Antonio Simmons. During the investigation, Simmons was determined to be driving under the influence. Simmons was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Simmons was transported to Cumberland County Central Booking for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Upper Allen Police Receive Beverage Donation from Weis Markets

On July 31, 2020, the Upper Allen Police Department received a donation of water and sports drinks courtesy of Weis Markets on Bumble Bee Hollow Road. Weis Markets conducted the beverage drive in store and collected donations from customers.

The Upper Allen Police would like to thank Weis Markets and the public for their generosity.