Residents Reminded of Snowfall Parking Restrictions

February 9, 2010

The National Weather Service issued another Winter Storm Warning for Cumberland County. The Harrisburg area, including Upper Allen Township, could see 12 inches of new snowfall – on top of the almost 2 feet received this past weekend.

During this past weekend’s winter storm, the Police Department issued over 75 warnings to vehicle owners who failed to remove vehicles from Township streets. In spite of the Police Department’s enforcement efforts, the Upper Allen Township Public Works Department was not able to completely clear all roadways due to vehicles that refused to comply. Additionally, some vehicles were damaged because they were left on the street and struck by plow vehicles.

Beginning with today’s winter storm, the Police Department will be strictly enforcing Township Ordinance § 233-16 (reprinted below) by ticketing and towing vehicles left on the Township-maintained street systems.

To avoid fines and towing expenses, residents are asked to comply with the Township Ordinance governing parking during periods of snowfall.

§ 233-16 Parking of vehicles prohibited on Township streets during periods of snowfall

A. It shall be unlawful to park or permit to be parked any motor vehicle or other vehicle on any street or alley which is part of the Township-maintained street system two hours after the start of continuous snowfall and until the snow has been completely plowed for the full width of the cartway.

B. Any member of the Upper Allen Township Police Department or other employee of Upper Allen Township engaged in road work is hereby authorized to remove any vehicle abandoned or parked upon any public street or alley in violation of the terms and provisions of this chapter and to take any said vehicle to the nearest garage or other place of safety. The registered owner of any said vehicle shall be promptly notified, in writing, of the fact of the removal and of the place to which said vehicle has been removed, where said owner may obtain the same upon payment of any and all towing and storage charges.

Construction Trailers Broken In To At Melbourne Place

January 18, 2010
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On Friday January 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM, employees of a construction company arrived for work and discovered two of their construction trailers were broken in to overnight. Several thousand dollars worth of tools and equipment were taken.

An eye witness saw a vehicle in the area of the trailers at approximately 10:00 PM the night before, Thursday January 14th.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676 or our anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790

Two Car Crash Yields Minor Injury

January 14, 2010
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Involved:
Angela Reynolds
500 block of East Siddonsburg Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Marisol Cortes-Gonzalez
2700 block of Lexington Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

On January 14, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Upper Allen Police were called to 360 Independence Avenue to investigate a two car crash. Investigation determined that that a car driven by Cortes-Gonzalez pulled from a business on Independence Avenue and crashed into the side of a car driven by Reynolds. Reynold received minor injury and was taken to Holy Spirit Hospital for treatment. Damage to the cars was minor and both were driven from the scene. Any additional witnesses are ask to contact Upper Allen Township Police at 717-795-2445 or via the anonymous tip line at 591-3790.

Road Rage Leads to Severe Crash on Route 15

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January 12, 2010

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Involved:
Margaret S. Smith
1900 Block Baltimore Pike
East Berlin, PA 17047

On January 12, 2010 at approximately 6:16 AM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to US Route 15 North in the area of West Lisburn Road for a report of an auto accident. Investigation determined that an unknown vehicle was tailgating Smith and then cut in front of her and quickly applied their brake for no reason. Smith applied her brakes in order to avoid striking the vehicle and lost control. Smith hit a concrete barrier, causing her Ford Explorer to overturn and roll several times. Smith was injured in the crash and was transported to Hershey Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The driver of the other vehicle did not stop and continued north on Route 15. The vehicle is only being described as a dark colored car, unknown make or model. If anyone has any information on the unknown vehicle they should contact the Upper Allen Township Police Department at (717) 238-9676 or via anonymous tip line at (717) 591-3790.

Evening Residential Burglary in Stonehedge neighborhood

January 12, 2010
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In the late afternoon/evening hours of January 12, 2010 unknown persons forcefully entered a residence in the 300 block of Stonehedge Lane. Once inside, various items belonging to the occupants to include clothing and computers were taken. A white passenger car, possibly foreign made was seen in the area around the time of the burglary and could possibly be involved in the commission of the crime. If anyone has any information pertaining to this crime they should contact the Upper Allen Township Police Department at (717) 238-9676 or via anonymous tip line at (717) 591-3790.