Theft of Thousands in Grocery Store Gift Cards

July 27, 2010
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On July 26, 2010 a township church reported the theft of over $10,000 in grocery store gift cards. The church was selling the cards, good at multiple grocery stores, as part of a fundraiser. These stolen cards are now in circulation within the surrounding communities and have been used to make purchases.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Upper Allen Township Police at (717) 238-9676 or anonymously, via our tip line, at (717) 591-3790. Readers are reminded that, while these cards may be legitimately sold as part of fundraisers, it is important to know who you are doing business with when purchasing them.

Laptop Computer Stolen from Vehicle

July 27, 2010
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During the overnight hours of July 22, 2010 thru July 23, 2010, a victim’s vehicle was entered in the 1st block of Grandview Court and a laptop computer was stolen. The computer is a Renova Think Pad serial # L3-D1450 and also contains an East Pennsboro School District asset tag #6357.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to call the Upper Allen Township Police Department at 717-238-9676 or the anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790.

Door to Door Sales Require a Township Permit

July 23, 2010

The Police Department has recently received several complaints concerning magazine sales, meat sales and home improvement solicitations in the Township. As a reminder, Upper Allen Township requires any person soliciting sales be licensed by the Township to do so. Approved Solicitors are then issued a Permit which they must carry and present when asked.

Transient Retail Permit

The best way residents can insure that a salesperson is legitimate is to ask to see their Township issued permit. If the person cannot present a permit it is recommended that you terminate the contact and contact the Upper Allen Police at 717-795-2445 (Business Hours) or 717-238-9676 (Weekends and Non-Business Hours).

A permit is not required when goods or services are not being sold.

Thieves Active in Overnight Car Entries

July 22, 2010
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During the evening and overnight of July 20 into July 21, 2010, several unlocked vehicles and one open garage were entered by unknown persons in the Meadow View and Canterbury developments. Cash, personal items and electronics were taken from the vehicles. Two of the electronic items stolen are a DELL E-5400 Laptop Computer, Serial # BQ36LK1 and a Garmen GPS, Serial # 1R2767884.

Residents are again encouraged to lock all vehicles when parked at home and to close and secure garage doors. Suspicious activity, especially at night,should be reported immediately by dialing 911.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to call the Upper Allen Township Police Department at 717-795-2445 or the anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790.

Residential Burglary Reported

July 14, 2010
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On July 14, 2010 the Upper Allen Police Department was dispatched to the 1000 block of S. Market Street for the report of a non-active burglary. Upon arrival police learned that cash and jewelry were stolen from the residence. The incident occurred sometime between July 9, 2010 and July 14, 2010. There was no sign of forced entry. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to call the Upper Allen Township Police Department at 717-795-2445 or the anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790.