New York Woman Charged with Retail Theft


Deirdre Cornick, 59
No Fixed Address, NY

Retail Theft

Upper Allen Police investigated a retail theft at a local grocery store that occurred on 10/27/2022. Deirdre Cornick was identified as the suspect who stole $273.41 worth of medications. An arrest warrant was issued for Cornick, which was served on December 2, 2022. A preliminary hearing was held on December 29, 2022, where the charge was bound over to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Dog Found In Friendship Park


*** UPDATE: The dog has been reunited with his owner. ***

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, around 2:40 PM, the Upper Allen Police were contacted about a dog found in Friendship Park. The dog is friendly and wearing a collar but no tags. Anyone with information regarding the owner(s) of the dog is asked to call the Upper Allen Police at 717-238-9676.

Afternoon Crash Injures Two Mechanicsburg Residents


On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at approximately 2:05 PM, the Upper Allen Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Winding Hill Road and Orchard Boulevard. The investigation revealed that a gray Honda CRV was rear-ended by a maroon Toyota Sienna, with both vehicles sustaining minor damage. The driver and juvenile passenger of the Honda CRV both reported injuries and were transported to an area hospital for evaluation. The Upper Allen Police were assisted at the crash by the Upper Allen Fire Department and Hampden Township EMS.

Upper Allen Police Warn Residents of Telephone Scam

On January 10, 2023, several Upper Allen Township residents received telephone calls from someone claiming to be with the U.S. Border Patrol working with the Upper Allen Township Police Department. The scam attempts to solicit personal or financial information from the victim. Sometimes scammers will spoof the caller ID information to make the call appear as it is coming from a legitimate police agency. Scammers may also use the real name of a law enforcement officer in attempt to gain the trust of the victim.

Never provide personal or financial information to any unsolicited caller. A government agency will never call demanding money or payment though gift cards. If you receive a similar call, immediately hang up. If you wish to report or confirm a scam call, residents can call 717-795-2445 and press option 1 to speak to an on-duty officer.

For more information on common scams, visit the Crime Prevention tab on our website:

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Drug Delivery Resulting in Death


Christopher P. Hoover, 41
600 block Gettysburg Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
Drug Delivery Resulting in Death

On August 18, 2022 the Upper Allen Police began investigating a death that was the result of a drug overdose. The subsequent investigation revealed that Christopher Hoover supplied dangerous drugs to the victim which ultimately caused his death. A warrant for Hoover’s arrest was issued and he was taken into custody on January 9, 2023. Hoover was transported to Cumberland County Central Booking where he was arraigned. Hoover was committed to the Cumberland County Prison on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.