One person injured in single vehicle accident

August 23, 2009


Kyle Knudsen, 18
400 block South Baltimore Street
Dillsburg, PA 17019

On August 23, 2009 at 12:36 am, Officers were patrolling Williams Grove Road in Upper Allen Township when they discovered a recent accident involving a vehicle that was driven by Knudsen. The vehicle had come to rest just off the roadway after it had struck a telephone pole and a fence. Knudsen stated that a deer had run out in front of the vehicle causing Knudsen to maneuver to avoid the animal. Knudsen lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle left the roadway. Knudsen suffered minor cuts to his arms and the vehicle suffered severe damage which required the vehicle to be towed from the scene.

Stolen Bicycles Recovered

August 11, 2009

Sometime between August 8 and August 10, 2009, two bicycles were stolen from the garage of a residence in the 2100 block of Canterbury Drive. Although the burglary was not reported until August 11, 2009, the bicycles had been discovered in the 2100 block of Merrimac Avenue on August 10, 2009, and were collected by UAPD at that time.
Upper Allen Police continue to ask all residents to remain vigilant in their efforts to ensure that garage doors are closed and locked in an effort to prevent this type of incident.

Driveway Sealing Scam Reported

August 4, 2009

On August 4, 2009, a township resident in the Center Square neighborhood was approached by two men driving an unmarked vehicle. The men offered to seal the man’s driveway for an agreed price. However, after doing the job they informed him that he now owed them a substantially larger fee. Furthermore, they now informed the resident that they do not accept checks. The resident was persuaded into paying them the new higher price in cash. In addition to the inflated price, the work was found to be sub-standard.

The Upper Allen Township Police remind all residents that businesses soliciting sales or work within the township are required to have a permit to do so. These permits identify the business and it’s legitimate representatives. The Upper Allen Township Police encourage all resident to ask to see the solicitor’s permit of anyone approaching your residence and offering goods or services to you.

Anyone having had a similar contact is asked to contact Upper Allen Police

Upper Allen wants Residents to take part in National Night Out

National Night Out is Tuesday August 4th 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.

Robbery of Delivery Person

August 1, 2009

On August 1, 2009 around 10:00PM, a person delivering Chinese food to an address in the 700 block of Cedar Ridge Lane was robbed. The suspect told the delivery person that he had a gun and told the delivery person to follow him. The delivery person dropped the food and fled on foot to a residence of nearby friends. The delivery person was not injured. The suspect was not located and the food that was being delivered was gone. It is possible that the suspect in this investigation made a robbery attempt earlier in the week. A check of the area revealed that an attempted delivery was made to a residence in the same neighborhood earlier in the week. The person who resides at the home of the attempted delivery told the delivery person that no one in the home ordered food and turned the delivery person away.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned male, approximately 5″ 10″ and at least 200 pounds. The suspect was wearing some type of mask covering his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Upper Allen Township Police Department at (717) 238-9676 or through our anonymous tip line at (717) 591-3790.