Police Attempt to Identify Theft Suspects

February 24, 2010

On January 18, 2009 an resident reported the theft of her credit card which later used to make $1,600 in unauthorized charges. On December 27 & 28, 2009 the card was used to make purchases at the following businesses using the stolen credit card:

Target in Harrisburg, PA
Wal-Mart in Wyomissing, PA
Best Buy in Wyomissing, PA
Luk-Oil in Woodlyn, PA
Gulf Oil in Claymont, DE
Sunoco Service Station in Chester, PA

The above photographs shows two suspects, a black male wearing a gray ADIDAS sweatshirt, and a black female wearing a gray sweatshirt and white hat. Anyone with information on the identity of the two suspects is encouraged to contact Upper Allen Township Police by calling our dispatch center at 717-238-9676, the anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790, or by dialing 911.

Mid-morning Burglary on Geneva Drive

February 22, 2010

The Upper Allen Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred between 7:30 AM and 12 Noon on Monday, February 22, 2010. Unknown persons forced entry through the front door of a residence in the Sunguild Townhouse complex in the 500 block of Geneva Drive, Mechanicsburg. A Hewlett Packard Pavilion laptop (Serial Number: SCNF9514JW6) and a Nintendo Wii game console (Serial Number: LU655720544) were stolen. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676 or our anonymous tip line at 717-591-3750.

Two Vehicle Crash Results in Numerous Injuries

February 17, 2010


Osman H. Abdullahi, 31
700 block Cumberland Pointe Circle
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Benjamin J. Hoerner, 21
600 block Cedar Ridge Lane
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

On February 17, 2010 at approximately 2:25 PM, Upper Allen Police responded to a report of a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Wilson Road and Lancaster Boulevard. An investigation determined that Hoerner was traveling on Wilson Road when Abdullahi pulled onto Wilson Road from Lancaster Boulevard directly in front of him. Out of the six individuals involved in the crash, five were transported to area hospitals for injuries by West Shore EMS, Lower Allen EMS and Camp Hill EMS.

Upper Allen Police Seek Information Regarding a Hit-and-Run

February 14, 2010

On February 14, 2010 at approximately 4:02 PM, an unknown person driving a “dark khaki” colored Jeep Liberty (or similar type Jeep vehicle) struck a fence in the 1300 block of South York Street. The driver then stopped in the driveway of the residence where the fence was struck, checked the damage to her vehicle and then drove off without contacting the property owner. The driver of the vehicle is stated to be a white female, approximately in her 30’s with brown, curly/wavy hair. She was wearing a black North Face jacket and black athletic-type stretch pants. Damage to the vehicle should be to the front, passenger side. Anyone with information is urged to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-795-2445 or through our anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790.

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.