Steelton Man Arrested for DUI After Urinating in Public

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Arrested:
Michael Gerace, 29
1st Block of Jones ST
Steelton, PA

Charges:
DUI
Open Lewdness
Driving Under Suspension

On Monday, December 31, 2018 around 4:30 PM, Upper Allen Police observed Michael Gerace urinating on a public pavilion in a township park. An investigation revealed that Gerace was under the influence of alcohol and had driven a vehicle to the park. Gerace was arrested and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Testing Scheduled for the Position of Police Officer

The Upper Allen Police Department has joined with the Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium, a cooperative testing opportunity for those interested in a law enforcement career. This single testing process allows individuals to apply and test one time for all the participating police agencies. There is only one application fee associated with this test. A website dedicated to the consortium will be the primary method of distributing information related to the test. Please visit http://www.cumberlandcountypolicetest.com for more information. Upper Allen Township is committed to maintaining a current eligibility list but has not committed to hiring at this time.

Afternoon Crash Results in Injury

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Involved:
Jordan Criddle, 20
Elkton, MD 21921

Ruth Stoll, 88
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

On Monday, December 31, 2018 at approximately 12:25 PM, the Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a crash involving an injured operator at the intersection of West Lisburn Road and US Route 15 South. An investigation determined that Criddle failed to yield the right of way to Stoll prior to making a left hand turn. As a result, Stoll crashed into the passenger side of Criddle’s vehicle causing substantial damage to both vehicles. One of the involved parties was transported to the hospital due to an injury sustained during the crash. The Upper Allen Police were assisted at the crash scene by the Upper Allen Township Fire Department, Upper Allen Fire Police and Geisinger Holy Spirit EMS.

Wellsville Man Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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Arrested:
Marquez Zech, 21
1st block of Carroll Street
Wellsville, PA 17365

Charge:
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Friday, December 29, 2018 at approximately 12:10 AM an Upper Allen Township Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on South Market Street in the area of the Route 15 South entrance ramp Marquez Zech was identified as the operator was found to be in possession of multiple items of drug paraphernalia. Zech was arrested on scene and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Discharging a Firearm During a Domestic

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Arrested:
Thomas Ettinger JR, 37
2400 block of Mill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Discharging a Firearm Into an Occupied Structure
Recklessly Endangering Another Person

On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at approximately 10:45 PM Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Mill Road for the report of an active domestic disturbance in which shots were fired inside the home. At approximately 11:03 PM the suspect, identified as Ettinger JR, exited the home and surrendered to police. An investigation determined that Ettinger was intoxicated and had been arguing with an individual inside the home. Ettinger retrieved a firearm while in an upstairs bedroom and proceeded to fire one round through the bedroom door into the upstairs hallway of the second floor. The round passed through several walls before coming to rest in another bedroom upstairs. No one was injured as a result of this incident. Ettinger was transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing and arraignment and committed on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a later date. Upper Allen Police were assisted by the Lower Allen Township, Hampden Township and Carroll Township Police Departments.