Upper Allen Police ask Residents to Come Out on National Night Out

Date: August 3, 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00PM – 10:00PM

National Night Out is Tuesday August 3rd from 6:00PM-10:00PM. Residents are encouraged to come out on their porches, turn their porch lights on, meet their neighbors, and interact with Police that may be traveling throughout their neighborhoods.

National Night out is a time to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. National Night Out is a way to let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. So please come out and help your community.

The Upper Allen Police will have extra patrol officers driving through your neighborhoods and they look forward to interacting with our residents, so we encourage you to engage them in conversation. In addition to a compliment of patrol cars we will have all 3 of our Bike Officers riding around various neighborhoods.

As always, the Upper Allen Police Department looks forward to serving its community in what ever way we can and we look forward to meeting more of our community during this positive pro-active event.

Theft of Thousands in Grocery Store Gift Cards

July 27, 2010

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

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

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.