Upper Allen Resident Arrested for Strangulation


Aaron M. Rico, 30
2000 block of Oakwood Hills Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Simple assault

On January 21, 2021 Upper Allen police received the report of a domestic dispute. During the investigation, police learned that the victim had been shoved and strangled by Rico. Rico was later arrested and transported to Cumberland County Central Booking for processing and arraignment. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Police Seek Assistance Identifying Vehicle Involved in Theft


On January 15, 2021 at approximately 11:37 PM, the pictured vehicle entered the parking lot of a local business in the 2200 block of South Market Street in Upper Allen. The vehicle was parked near the rear of the business. The suspect(s) then proceeded to enter a vehicle owned by the business and stole a large quantity of tools including a DeWalt 20 volt cordless tool set.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 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.

Upper Allen Woman Arrested for Possession of a Prohibited Offensive Weapon


Julie Hitz, 29
600 block of Geneva Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Prohibited Offensive Weapons

On November 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., Upper Allen Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Geneva Drive to assist EMS with a drug overdose. While on scene, Hitz was found in possession of a pair of metal knuckles, a prohibited offensive weapon. Hitz was charged with the offense via summons. On January 11, 2021, a preliminary hearing was held in this case and the charge was bound over to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Cumberland County 9-1-1 Service Restored

Cumberland County 911 service has been fully restored. Backup numbers are no longer being used.

DUI Driver Causes Rollover Crash


Gerald N. Wilson, 42
Mechanicsburg, PA

William A. Capps, 22
Newport, NC

On January 19, 2020 at approximately 6:30 pm Upper Allen Police came upon a rollover crash in the 1300 block of South Market Street. The investigation determined that Gerald Wilson had pulled from a stop sign without yielding to oncoming traffic. His failure to yield caused the vehicle being driven by Capps to strike him. Wilson was also determined to be under the influence of alcohol and his license was under a DUI-related suspension. Wilson was extracted from his vehicle by the Upper Allen Fire Department and transported to Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital for treatment of his injuries.