Upper Allen Woman Charged with Additional PFA Violation


Ruthann Freeland, 50
4900 block Gettysburg Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Violation of Order

On Sunday, March 24, 2024, Upper Allen Police received information that Ruthann Freeland had again attempted to repeatedly contact the protected party in violation of a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA). A warrant was issued for Freeland’s arrest and on Thursday, April 4, 2024, Freeland surrendered to Altoona Police. Freeland was transported to the Cumberland County Booking Center. A hearing has been scheduled for April 23, 2024.

Carlisle Man Arrested for DUI Following Crash


Tyler W. Graham, 30
2nd block of Beechcliff Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015


On Sunday, March 31, 2024, at approximately 12:32 AM, Upper Allen Police witnessed the tail end of a single vehicle crash on East Lisburn near the intersection with Mount Allen Drive. Police began an investigation into the crash and determined that the operator, Tyler Graham, was intoxicated. Graham was arrested on scene and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Upper Allen Woman Injured in Weather-Related Crash


On Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at approximately 12:15 pm, the Upper Allen Police responded to a two vehicle crash on US Route 15 northbound, near the East Winding Hill Road exit. The investigation determined that the operator of the pictured red SUV lost control of the vehicle due to standing rain water on the roadway. The SUV crashed into the center concrete wall, then spun around facing oncoming traffic, and slid back into the travel lanes. As the SUV slid across the left lane and into the right lane, it was struck by a tractor trailer that was unable to avoid the collision.

The operator of the SUV received minor injuries and was transported by EMS to a local hospital for evaluation. The Upper Allen Police were assisted at the crash by the Upper Allen Fire Department, Upper Allen Fire Police, and Lower Allen EMS. The Upper Allen Police would like to remind all motorists to adjust travel speeds according to weather conditions to ensure the safety of all motorists.

Mechanicsburg Man Arrested for Theft of Services


Jason Hockley, 34
400 block of West Simpson Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Theft of Services

On Wednesday, May 4, 2023, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a local hotel for a report of a customer not paying the final bill. An investigation determined the defendant, Jason Hockley, did not pay his final bill before leaving the hotel after an extended stay. A preliminary hearing was held on Thursday, March 28, 2024, and the charges were waived to County Court.

Police Seeking Assistance in Criminal Mischief Investigation


On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, the Upper Allen Township Police received a report of damaged property at Grantham Park. On Monday, April 1, 2024, four teenagers were observed tampering with a bird house, pulling down a sign, and marking the pavilion with spray paint and marker.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying  those involved in the damages. The Upper Allen Township Police Department can be reached at 717-795-2445. An anonymous tip line is also available by calling or texting 717-850-UAPD (8273). Anonymous tips can also be submitted online by visiting: www.upperallenpolice.com