Nuisance Black Bear Caught

May 11, 2010
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The juvenile black bear that had been roaming the areas near the Meadowview housing development, the Mechanicsburg Middle School and Gettysburg Pike near East Winding Hill RD has been captured. At approximately 5:00 PM today, the bear was captured in a joint effort between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Upper Allen Township Police in the first block of Gettysburg Pike, adjacent to the Mennonite Cemetery. The bear was unharmed during it’s capture.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be taking the bear to an area where it will have a sufficient habitat and space to roam. The Game Commission’s Regional Office requests that anyone with additional questions concerning the bear, please contact them at 814-643-1831.

Black Bear Roaming the Area of Upper Allen

May 8, 2010
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Multiple reports by Upper Allen Township residents have been made regarding a black bear in the area. On Saturday May 8th between 11:30AM and 11:30PM, a bear was spotted near the Meadowview housing development, the Mechanicsburg Middle School and Gettysburg Pike near East Winding Hill RD. The bear appears to be a young bear of small size based on the description of witnesses. The Game Commission has been working with the Upper Allen Township Police in an attempt to remove the bear from the area. The bear has not proven to be hostile in any way.

The PA Game Commission has provided some guidelines for Township residents who may come into contact with this bear. Do not attempt to “bait” the bear in any way. The bear is most likely searching for a suitable area to claim its territory. Residents living in or near the above mentioned locations should attempt to remove any bird feeders from around their residences. In addition, any garbage or food waste should be secured inside. If the bear is not captured before hand the PA Game Commission plans to have a bear trap set up and functional by Monday, May 10th. If you see the bear call the PA Game Commission dispatch number at (814) 643-1831. If the bear is creating an emergency situation, call 911 for a Police response.

Auto Accident Sends Two to the Hospital

May 2, 2010
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Operator:
Cindy E. Dietrich
300 Blk of Seaton Courtt
Carlisle, PA 17015

Operator:
Alexander M. Wlazlak
5000 Blk of Stacy Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

On May 2, 2010 at 5:51 PM Upper Allen Police were dispatched to the intersection of Cumberland Parkway and Gettysburg Pike for the report of an auto accident with injuries. Investigation determined that Dietrich’s vehicle turned left onto Cumberland Parkway from Gettysburg Pike and crossed into the path of Wlazlak’s vehicle, which was attempting to go straight on Gettysburg Pike. Dietrich and a passenger were treated and ultimately transported by EMS for their injuries. Upper Allen Police were assisted on the scene by the Upper Allen Fire Department and West Shore EMS.

Two vehicle accident sends three to hospital

April 28, 2010
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Operator:
Juanita Scott, 66
400 block Reservoir Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Operator:
Michelle Von Lange, 38
100 block East Springville Road
Boiling Springs, PA 17007

A vehicle driven by Scott was stopped at the stop sign on Herman Drive at the intersection with West Lisburn Road. Scott pulled from the stop sign into the driver side of a vehicle driven by Von Lange as it passed by, west bound on West Lisburn Road. As a result of impact, Von Lange’s vehicle was spun around and came to a rest in the West bound lane of traffic. Von Lange and two passengers were transported to the Hershey Medical Center for the treatment of the minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Hess Garage. The Upper Allen Police Department was assisted on the scene by the Upper Allen Fire Department, Fire Police, and West Shore EMS personnel.

Police Investigate Theft of Jeep

April 20, 2010
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On April 15, 2010, Upper Allen Police received a report that a gray 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee had been stolen from the lot of the Harrisburg Auto Auction sometime within the last two weeks. The Jeep is reported to bear serial number 1J8GW48S82C242720 and is similar to the one pictured above. Anyone with information is asked to contact Upper Allen Township Police at 717-795-2445 or through our anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790.