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Upper Allen Township Police (717-795-2445)

  • Township police assisted Mechanicsburg police at 5:50 p.m. Sept. 9 in locating a vehicle involved with an incident under investigation. Maurice Jefferson, 46, of Harrisburg, and Emma M. Eiland, 34, of Mechanicsburg, were inside the vehicle. Subsequent to the Mechanicsburg Police investigation, Jefferson and Eiland were found in possession of controlled substances, a large amount of cash, drug paraphernalia, and counterfeit Pennsylvania inspection and emission stickers, police said. Both were charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and six counts of altered, forged or counterfeit documents. They were arraigned and confined to Cumberland County Prison, but each posted $5,000 monetary bail.
  • One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 4:20 p.m. Sept. 9 at the intersection of South Market Street and West Winding Hill Road. Samuel Forbes, 88, of Newport, was driving a delivery truck and turned into the path of Carmen Beck, 46, of Mechanicsburg, who had the right-of-way, police said. Beck avoided a head-on collision, but the corner of her vehicle hit the delivery truck. Beck was taken to a local hospital for unspecified injuries. The Upper Allen Fire Department, Upper Allen Fire Police, Geisinger Holy Spirit EMS and Lower Allen Township EMS assisted.
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State Police at Newport (717-567-3110)

  • Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 3:07 p.m. Sept. 1 in Buffalo Township, police said Friday. Timothy M. Daust Jr., 37, of Alpharetta, Georgia, was driving a 2001 Honda Element south on Route 11/15 about one-quarter of a mile north of the intersection with Old Trail Road when he lost control and crossed the median into the northbound lanes, police said. The Element hit a 2015 Ram 1500 driven by David A. Putman, 43, of Hanover. Daust and an unnamed passenger and Putman and two passengers — Maria Putman, 40, and Tyler Putman, 19 — were wearing seatbelts, were taken to Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital for suspected minor injuries. A 3-year-old child in the Ram was secured in a child safety seat and was not injured. The crash blocked the northbound lanes of Route 11/15. Both vehicles had to be towed. Liverpool Fire Department and Fire Police, Liverpool EMS, and Millerstown EMS assisted.
  • One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Spring Township, police said. An unnamed person was driving a John Deere tractor with a “narrow front end and no lighting” in the westbound lane of Landisburg Road near Wagnors Road. The driver of a 2009 Chrysler Town & Country minivan came upon the tractor from behind and swerved into the eastbound lane to avoid it, but traveled into the path of a 2005 Saturn Ion headed east. The Ion swerved to avoid the Town & Country and hit a utility pole. The driver of the Town & Country stopped, but the driver of the tractor continued west, police said. Kayla M. Lauver, 25, of Blain, suffered a suspected injury.

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