Armed Robbery in Sunguild Condominium Complex


Upper Allen Police responded to a reported armed robbery at a home in the 1000 block of Lancaster Boulevard around 2:00pm today, January 31, 2024. A victim was assaulted during the robbery and suffered minor injuries. While the incident remains under investigation, police believe this was not a random act. Anyone with information or video is encouraged to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-795-2445. An anonymous tip line is available by calling or texting 717-850-UAPD (8273). Video and tips can also be submitted online by visiting: Upper Allen Police were assisted by Mechanicsburg Borough Police, Lower Allen Township Police, Hampden Township Police, and Silver Spring Township Police K-9.

Millerstown Man Arrest For Theft


Mark  Pratt II,  42
2700 Dimmsville Road
Millerstown, PA 17062

Theft by Unlawful Taking
Possession of Instruments of a Crime

On September 28, 2023, Upper Allen Police received the report of a theft at a local business. An investigation determined that Mark Pratt used modified currency to withdraw coins from a coin machine at the business. An arrest warrant was issued and on December 4, 2023, Pratt surrendered to police. On January 25, 2024, a preliminary hearing was held and Pratt pled guilty to Theft by Unlawful Taking.

Upper Allen Woman Charged with Drug Offenses


Virginia Murphy, 69
300 block of Reservoir Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

In November of 2023, following an unrelated call for service, Upper Allen Police initiated a drug investigation on the home where Virginia Murphy resided. On November 17, 2023, Upper Allen Police executed a search warrant at her residence. During the search warrant, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in Murphy’s belongings. Murphy’s preliminary hearing was held on January 25, 2024, where Murphy plead guilty to a lesser charge.

Upper Allen Police Provide Drug Presentation To Local Boy Scouts

On January 18, 2024, Upper Allen Police were invited to the Boy Scout Lodge 190 in Mechanicsburg to speak about drugs. Police provided an informative presentation which consisted of various topics to include but not limited to: drug identification, the dangers of drugs and the harm to one’s health, drug addiction, and how this information pertains to Scout Law and Scout Oath. Upper Allen Police are grateful for this opportunity to provide this useful information to the local Boy Scouts.

Mechanicsburg Man Arrested for DUI and Drug Offenses


David M. Swords, 30
100 block of West Keller Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance
Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, at approximately 2:46 AM, the Upper Allen Police encountered David Swords near the intersection of South Market Street and Cedar Avenue. During the encounter, Police determined that Swords was driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Additionally, Swords was found to be in possession of marijuana and associated drug paraphernalia. Swords was arrested on scene and transported to Cumberland County Booking for processing.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Friday, January 5, 2023. Swords elected to waive his right to a preliminary hearing.