Upper Allen Resident Arrested for Stealing From Cellular Towers in Multiple Jurisdictions

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Arrested:
Alex McGarvey, 32
2200 block of Dover Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Theft by Unlawful Taking
Criminal Trespass
Criminal Mischief

On August 5, 2017, the Upper Allen Township Police responded to an alarm at a cellular tower on Gettysburg Road near the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It was discovered that someone had broken into the cellular tower location and stolen metal pieces of the electrical grounding system. During the following investigation, officers learned of other similar thefts from cellular towers in Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties. Evidence linked the thefts to Alex McGarvey and an arrest warrant was obtained. McGarvey was taken in to custody on the weekend of September 29, 2017. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for November 13, 2017. The charges were waived to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.