Upper Allen Township Police (717-795-2445)
A three-vehicle crash caused significant backlog on Route 15 north in Upper Allen Township on Nov. 15. Police said traffic on the highway stopped suddenly due to heavy traffic congestion, and Bentley Zeigler of Boiling Springs failed to stop in time. His vehicle struck the back of a vehicle driven by Julene Richwine of Mechanicsburg, and Shawn Wabrick of Mechanicsburg struck the back of Zeigler’s vehicle. All three vehicles were disabled in the left travel lane and needed to be towed. One injury was reported but that person declined EMS transport.
State Police at Carlisle (717-249-2121)
Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on Boiling Springs Road at South Locust Point Road in Monroe Township at 10:18 a.m. Nov. 15. Police said Dena J. Tripas, 31, of Camp Hill, was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Passat south on South Locust Point Road when she “became distracted,” missing the warning signs for the stop sign and traveled through the intersection. Her vehicle struck a 2004 Toyota Tundra driven by Mike C. Kalinich, 49, of Mount Holly Springs, who was traveling east on Boiling Springs Road. The crash pushed his vehicle into sideswiping a 2016 Toyota Camry driven by Sharon R. Fitz-Patrick, 63, of Boiling Springs. Police said Kalinich attempted to correct the vehicle, swerving a hard left, causing the vehicle to roll clockwise once and slide on the driver’s side. Both Kalinich and Fitz-Patrick suffered suspected serious injuries and were transported to Geisinger-Holy Spirit Hospital. Tripas was also transported to the hospital. All of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene, and the intersection was closed in all directions.
Misty Dawn Snyder, 39, of Carlisle, was charged with felony retail theft and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after police said she stole multiple items from Kohl’s in South Middleton Township at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 15. Police said she was found to have drug paraphernalia in her possession when she was arrested.
No injuries were reported after a one-vehicle crash on Newville Road near Kerrsville Road in West Pennsboro Township at 7:08 a.m. Nov. 13. Police said Jamie L. Kiehl, 34, of Carlisle, was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon XL west on Newville Road when for unknown reasons, his vehicle left the road and struck two utility poles. Kiehl and a 15-year-old passenger were uninjured, and Kiehl was cited for failing to drive on roadways laned for traffic.
A handgun was taken from a truck between Nov. 8 and Nov. 13. Police did not provide any further details.
Police are investigating a hit-and-run in which a vehicle rear-ended a 2014 Ford Focus driven by Jeremy B. Landowski, 25, of Mount Holly Springs, who was stopped on I-81 south off-ramp at Walnut Bottom Road, Southampton Township, at 3:57 p.m. Nov. 13. Both vehicles sustained minor paint damage, and the striking vehicle fled the scene.
Someone smashed the front driver’s side window of a vehicle in the 100 block of Creamery Road, South Middleton Township, between 8 p.m. Oct. 15 and 7 a.m. Oct. 16, police reported Nov. 15.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-81 north at 9:16 p.m. Nov. 10. Police said Andrew P. Chaney, 22, of Weston, West Virginia, was driving a 2012 Ford Fiesta north on I-81 when he failed to notice slowed traffic and rear-ended a 2005 Lincoln Navigator driven by Daphne D. Mumma, 41, of Shermans Dale. Chaney was transported to UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle. He was cited for careless driving.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 74 at Route 174 in Monroe Township at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Police said Evan W. Herndon, 33, of Boiling Springs, was driving a 2009 Chevy Equinox west on Route 74 when he made a left turn onto Route 174 without yielding and struck a 1997 Honda Accord driven by Sharon L. McKee, 52, of Shippensburg, who was traveling east on Route 74. McKee was injured, and the crash caused major damage to both vehicles. The vehicles were towed from the scene.