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.

Upper Allen Township Police Accredited by PA Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission

The Upper Allen Township Police Department completed the on-site assessment by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) in April of this year. The recommendation of the assessors was for the Upper Allen Police Department to receive full accreditation status at the next scheduled PLEAC meeting on July 10, 2010. PLEAC met on July 10th and voted to grant full accreditation status to the Upper Allen Township Police Department.

The accreditation concept and practice is not new. For many years hospitals, universities and other professional fields have undergone accreditation to prove compliance with professional standards. Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping organizations evaluate and improve their overall performance. The cornerstone of this strategy lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional law enforcement objectives. The PLEAC program contains 131 standards and 184 sub standards.

The PLEAC recognition is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence and competence in the law enforcement profession. The Upper Allen Township community can take pride in their department knowing it represents the very best in Pennsylvania law enforcement.

PLEAC was established in July 2001 and the Upper Allen Township Police Department became the 68th police department out of over 1200 departments in Pennsylvania to be recognized by PLEAC as an accredited agency.

Attempted Burglaries and Property Damage Reported

July 12, 2010
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On Monday, July 12, 2010 at approximately 11:00 AM, a report was received that several unoccupied townhouses had been broken into. The townhouses are located in the Melbourne Place housing development in the 100 block of Melbourne Lane. The incident occurred sometime between the afternoon of Friday, July 9th and the morning of Monday, July 12th. Each one of these three units had its rear door handle and lock smashed off, allowing entry into each building. 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.

Man Wanted for Burglary and Assault

July 12, 2010
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Wanted:

Sausha Jamar Wallace, 26
330 South 14th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104

On July 9, 2010 @ 1:50 PM police were called to a residence in the 600 block of Cumberland Pointe Circle. The female resident reported that her ex-boyfriend, Sausha Wallace, entered her residence and assaulted her by punching and choking her. Wallace fled the residence prior to police arrival taking the victim’s phone with him. The female’s children were present during the assault.

Upper Allen Police are attempting to locate Wallace for the above crimes. Wallace’s information can be found under the “Upper Allen’s Most Wanted” section of this website. Anyone with information is urged to contact Upper Allen Police at 717-795-2445 or on the anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790.

***UPDATE***
On July 12, 2010 Wallace surrendered to police. Wallace was arraigned and bail was set at $8,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 09/16/2010 before District Judge Mark Martin.

Police Investigate Home Invasion Burglary

July 11, 2010
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On July 10, 2010 at 5:00 AM, Upper Allen Police were called to the scene of an active burglary at a residence in the Sunguild Complex in the 500 block of Geneva Drive. The suspect forced open the door of a residence, went inside and stole several items to include bottles of alcohol and a wallet. The suspect fled the residence when he was confronted by the home owner, who was home at the time of the burglary. The suspect was wearing dark clothing and is described as a tall white male. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Upper Allen Township Police at 717-795-2445 or the anonymous tip line at 717-591-3790.