Jan 11

Upper Allen Police Fill Vacancy – Hire New Officer

January 11, 2016

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Upper Allen Police announce the hiring of Christopher Desiderio. Officer Desiderio filled a vacancy created in 2014 which brings the Department back to its authorized complement of 22 sworn officers. This will allow for the addition of a second Traffic Safety Officer. Officer Desiderio has started his Field Training Program and we are looking forward to having him complement our professional staff. Officer Desiderio was administered his oath of office by Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christylee Peck on January 7, 2016.

Jan 09

Chocolate Lab Found at Daybreak Church

January 9, 2016
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UPDATE: The dog has been reunited with its owner.

On Saturday, January 9, 2016 at approximately 8:39 PM a chocolate lab was found at Daybreak Church in the 300 block of Gettysburg Pike. The dog has a blue collar but no tags. He is estimated to be about 100 lbs. Anyone with information about who the owner may be is asked to call Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676.

Jan 05

Dog Found in Bowmans Hills Development

January 5, 2016
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UPDATE: The dog has been reunited with its owner.

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On January 5th at approximately 11:00 AM the pictured male Yorkie was found walking in the 100 block of Round Ridge Road. He’s cute, so you will need to provide proof of ownership. Anyone with information is asked to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676. An anonymous tip line is also available by calling or texting 717-850-UAPD (8273).

Jan 04

Hummelstown Man Arrested for DUI and Drug Possession

December 31, 2015
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Arrested:
James R Garrison, 26
800 block of Rhue Haus Lane
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Charges:
DUI
Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

On December 31, 2015 at approximately 10:50 PM Upper Allen Police stopped a vehicle being operated by Garrison for a traffic violation. During the stop the officer learned that Garrison smoked marijuana prior to driving. Garrison was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Garrison was arrested at the scene and transported to Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a later date.

Dec 30

Intoxicated Driver Arrested After Hit and Run Crash

December 30, 2015
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Arrested:
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Anne E. Croteau, 44
1400 block Coolmore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614

Charges:
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property
Duty to Give Information and Render Aid

On December 29, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a crash in the 800 block of South York Street. Upon arrival, it was discovered that one of the operators fled the scene when she learned police were called. The bumper from the fleeing vehicle was said to be dragging on the road. A short while later, the bumper was located in the front yard of a residence in the 300 block of Gettysburg Pike. Police were able to trace the bumper back to a residence in the 400 block of Coventry Drive where they determined that Croteau was operating the vehicle during the crash. Officers found that Croteau was under the influence of alcohol and had fled the scene of the crash without providing her information to the other driver. Croteau was arrested at the residence and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled on a later date.

Dec 30

Mechanicsburg Woman arrested for Retail Theft at Weis

December 29, 2015
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Arrested:
Chandria E. Lynch, 24
1500 block Williams Grove Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Retail Theft
Receiving Stolen Property

On Monday, July 13, 2015 Upper Allen Police responded to Weis Market at 2150 Bumble Bee Hollow Road for the report of a non-active retail theft. During the investigation police learned that Chandria Lynch entered the store and stole items that were offered for sale. Upper Allen Police obtained an arrest warrant for Lynch. Lynch was taken into custody on October, 3, 2015 when she was stopped for a traffic violation by another police agency. On December 28, 2015 a preliminary hearing was scheduled and Lynch waived the charges to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Dec 30

Upper Allen Police Investigate Multiple Thefts from Vehicles

December 28, 2015
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On Sunday, December 27, 2015 at approximately 7:30 PM, two unlocked vehicles were entered in the 1000 block of Lancaster Boulevard. A woman’s black purse and a blue Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home coin purse were stolen from inside the vehicles.

Later the same night, Mechanicsburg Borough Police investigated thefts from vehicles in which a white male suspect wearing a gray sweatshirt was seen. It is unknown if these incidents are related.

Police would like to remind everyone to keep their cars and homes locked at all times. Anyone with information is asked to contact Upper Allen Police at 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

Dec 25

Police Request Assistance in Hit and Run Investigation

December 23, 2015
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On December 23, 2015 at approximately 9:00 PM Upper Allen Police were dispatched to the 200 block of McCormick Road for the report of an auto accident with a tow truck on scene. When officers arrived at the scene, the vehicles were gone, but they found that the crash destroyed both personal and Township property in the area. A black colored roll back carrying a dark colored sedan was seen traveling north on Arcona Road in the area of E. Winding Hill Road around the time of the crash and is thought to have been involved.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Upper Allen Police at 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.

Dec 18

New Service – Property Exchanges at Upper Allen Police Department

December 18, 2015

The notoriety of crimes wherein a buyer or seller in an internet-arranged transaction become victimized has created the need for a location where the public has a sense of security. In response, the Upper Allen Police Department welcomes citizens to use the police station parking lot and lobby as a location to conduct private transactions related to online purchases such as those made through eBay or craigslist. For more information, visit UpperAllenPolice.com and click on “Property Exchange” under the “Services” tab.

Dec 18

New York Man Arrested for Drug Possession

December 18, 2015
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Arrested:
Anthony Placito, 49
8000 Block of Blarney Stone Way
Manlius, NY

Charges:
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On December 12th at approximately 8:30 AM, Upper Allen Police stopped to assist a motorist that was pulled over along the roadway. Placito was the driver of the car and was stopped to talk on a cell phone. During the contact, the officer saw drug paraphernalia inside the car. A subsequent search of the car yielded additional paraphernalia and marijuana. Placito was arrested at the scene and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled at a later date.

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