Upper Allen Police Participate in 3rd Wave of Aggressive Driving Enforcement

The Upper Allen Township Police Department has joined the Pennsylvania State Police and over 215 municipal agencies to conduct the third targeted aggressive-driving enforcement wave which began on July 8 and runs through August 25, 2019.

As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, this third wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the State. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a citation.

The enforcement wave will focus on red light running, the Steer Clear law, tailgating and heavy trucks. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as speeding, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 50,707 aggressive-driving related citations, including 30,197 for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs resulted in 3,657 citations.

Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 68 felony arrests, 142 fugitives apprehended, 200 impaired driving arrests and 1,259 occupant protection citations.

The aggressive-driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Domestic Violence

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Arrested:
Stephen Walck, 58
200 Block Gettysburg Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Terroristic Threats
Harassment

On July 06, 2019 at approximately 6:45 PM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to Stephen Walck’s residence for an active domestic disturbance. Police responded to the scene and met with Walck and the female victim. Following an investigation, it was determined that Walck made multiple threats against the victim. Walck was arrested, arraigned and then subsequently committed to Cumberland County Prison on $8,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

South Carolina Man and Woman Charged with Drug Offenses

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Arrested:

Dennis Blake, 56
600 block of West Pine Village Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Charges:

Possession of small amount of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

Arrested:

Jayde Blake, 22
600 block of West Pine Village Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Charges:

Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Driving with a suspended drivers license

On Friday April 19, 2019 at 4:31 AM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to US Route 15 north near the PA Turnpike for a single vehicle crash. Following an investigation, the operator of the vehicle (Jayde Blake) and one of the passengers (Dennis Blake) were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

On July 1, 2019 a preliminary hearing was held and the charges were bound over to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Camp Hill Man Charged with Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses

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Arrested:

Kevin B. Ross, 60
First block of South 35th Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Charges:

Driving with a DUI suspended driver’s license
Driving while being a habitual offender
Failure to yield to oncoming traffic

On March 20, 2019 at 11:20 AM, Upper Allen Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Kevin Ross for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, it was determined that his driver’s license was suspended due to a prior DUI conviction and Ross was deemed to be a habitual offender by PennDOT.

A preliminary hearing was held on July 1, 2019 at which time the charges were bound over to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Attempted Burglary in Sunguild III

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On July 4, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a residence in the Sunguild III apartment complex following the report of a non-active burglary attempt. It was reported that on July 4th between 1:00 AM and 1:30 AM an unknown suspect attempted to force open the front door of a home while the resident was inside.

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.

Police also remind residents to be sure to notify 911 immediately if criminal incidents or other emergencies are occurring.