Police Activity

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On April 18th, 2014 Silver Spring Township Police were dispatched to Bombay Junction located at 6444 Carlisle Pike for a non-active burglary. It was determined that someone gained access to the business by breaking the front glass door. While inside the suspect(s) took a cash register with a small amount of cash inside. This burglary took place in between the hours of April 17th, 2014 around 11:00PM to April 18th, 2014 around 10:00AM. Anyone with information on this case is to contact Officer Cory Keen at 717-697-0607 ext 2004 or email

Help to identify retail theft suspects

April 16th, 2014


Silver Spring Twp Police are investigating two Retail Thefts from Kohl’s. One occurred on 4/11/2014 involving a male and a female. The other occurred on 4/15/2014. The female involved in the first Retail was also involved in the second one and was with another female.

On both incidents, the suspects left in a Black Pontiac G-5. Anyone with any information about the identities of the pictured suspects should contact Officer Craven at 717-238-9676.

Vehicles entered, theft



Between Wednesday 4/9/2014 and Thursday 4/10/2014 multiple unlocked vehicles were entered on Cromwell Court, Mechanicsburg and items were stolen. The items consisted of loose change and a military style rifle that was in a case. The township police are urging residence to keep their vehicles locked and to remove valuable items from their vehicles.

If anyone has information on these thefts please contact Officer Winter at 697-0607

Retail Theft



On 04/13/2014 Silver Spring Township Police were dispatched to Walmart at 6520 Carlisle Pike for a report of an active retail theft. The suspect attmpted to run out of the store with a 55 inch flat screen television but was thwarted by citizens who stopped him and prevented him from taking the item. The male suspect then fled in his vehicle and was apprehended by police a few minutes later in Middlesex Township. The suspect was identified as Troy Nicholas of Glen Rock, PA. Nicholas will be charged with one felony count of retail theft.

Simple Assault/Harassment



On 04/13/2014 Silver Spring Township Police were dispatched to an active domestic disturbance. While on scene officers learned that Jessica Barnes of Mechanicsburg was involved in an argument with her mother and punched her in the face. Barnes was arrested on scene and was charged with one count of simple assault and one count of harassment.

Possession of weapon on school property




Jesse Strock of Mechanicsburg was charged with Possession of weapon on school property, Firearms not to be carried without a license, Terroristic Threats, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

The investigation additionally revealed the gun was owned by Jeremy King of Mechanicsburg, King is charged with Recklessly  Endangering Another Person.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Officer Andrew Bassler at 591-8240 or

Police are investigating an incident of a student possessing a firearm on the grounds of the Cumberland Valley High School. The investigation which remains active, revealed that a student was in the possession of a handgun during school hours on April 9 2014. The gun was locked in the glove box of a student’s car and other students were not threatened with the weapon. Police have recovered the weapon and charges are pending.

Pedestrian Stuck

April 7, 2014


The Silver Spring Twp Police is investigating a pedestrian struck incident which occurred at Cumberland Valley High School.

The victim, a 16 year old juvenile, was struck by a tan mini van operated by a white female, approx 40-50 years of age.  The driver did stop and offer assistance but then departed the scene without providing any information.  The victim suffered minor injuries.

If you are the involved driver, please contact Sgt. Keith Stambaugh at 717-697-0607 ext 2010.  Anyone who witnessed this incident or can identify the driver of the striking vehicle is also asked to contact Sgt. Keith Stambaugh at 717-697-0607 extension 2010.

Possession of drug paraphernalia


April 5th, 2014

On April 5th, 2014 at 1023 hours Silver Spring Township Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation. Upon investigation it was determined that the operator had multiple items of drug paraphernalia in his possession to include, hypodermic needles, marijuana smoking bowls, and empty heroin packets.

Michael Alexander, 27, of Carlisle was arrested for three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple motor vehicle violations.


Simple Assault & Harassment



Kathryn Pelroski, of Enola, got into an argument in her car with a male on their way to McDonald's. Pelroski struck him in the face several times with her fist while they were in the McDonald's parking lot. He sustained a black eye, bloody nose, and several other red marks on his face. Pelroski was arrested for Simple Assault and Harassment. She was taken to the booking center for processing and arraignment.

Retail Theft



On 03/28/2014 Walmart loss prevention reported that a male walked into the store and stole items. Isaiah Mallin was found to be responsible for the theft. Mallin is being charged with one misdemeanor count of retail theft.




On April 1, 2014 Robert Funk was arrested for charges involving thefts from sheds, garages and construction trailers in the West Shore area.  Funk was charged with 67 counts of burglary, 67 counts of criminal trespass, 67 counts of theft by unlawful taking and 67 counts of receiving stolen property for his involvement in these 67 burglaries, committed between January of 2012 and December of 2013.  Funk was arraigned by an Magisterial District Judge and his bail was set at $500,000 straight.  This case remains active and the investigation is on-going.

Access Device Fraud



A township resident reported that their credit card number was unlawfully used at several Macys stores in the greater Harrisburg area. The two suspects pictured above are suspected of using the card numbers to make unauthorized purchases with the victim's credit card. Anyone with information on the identity of either of the suspects please call Sergeant William Burger at (717) 591-8254

Retail theft


Wanted Persons

Derek Ammerman of West Main St, Mechanicsburg and Thomas Giese of North Hanover St Carlisle are wanted for numerous Retail Thefts. Both are suspects in recent retail thefts in Silver Spring Twp and Giese has two prior Felony grade Warrants for Retail Theft in Silver Spring Twp. If anyone knows their whereabouts please contact Officer Andrew Bassler at 717.591.8240 or or Cumberland County Dispatch at 717.238.9676

Missing Person/Public Assistance is Needed

March 13, 2014


MISSING SINCE MARCH 27, 2012        


Silver Spring Township Police have been actively investigating the disappearance of Township resident Rabihan Seiders, 53 years of age resided with her husband at 100 Willow Mill Park Road. Seiders sometimes used her maiden name, Hasanova. Seiders can not be accounted for after the evening of March 27, 2012. Her last known whereabouts was in Silver Spring Township, Mechanicsburg, PA. It is believed that Seiders met with foul play.

Anyone with information on Rabihan Seiders' activities during the time period leading up to her disappearance are asked to contact Silver Spring Township Police 717-697-0607, Officer David Jenkins 717-480-7974 or our anonymous tip line at 717- 591-8242.

Retail Theft

Retail Theft


March 3, 2014

Silver Spring Township Police Department is attempting to identify the above pictured male. The male is suspected of stealing merchandise from Target. The vehicle involved is a grey or silver SUV. Any information can be directed to Officer Bailey at or (717-697-0607 ext 2006) or anonymously @ 717-591-8242.

Update - The suspect has been identified as Derek Ammerman (22) of Mechanicsburg. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of retail theft.

Attempted Forgery



1626 hours

On this date a male entered the Best Buy store at 6416 Carlisle Pike and attempted to buy two iPads with counterfeit currency. When employees became suspicious of the currency the male fled from the store. The male was to be between 50 and 55 years old, about 5' 9", wearing glasses, was possibly Hispanic and had a New York accent. He fled the area in a silver Chrysler minivan bearing a NY state registration plate. Anyone with information please call Officer Christopher Butler at (717) 697-0607 EXT 2009.

Access Device Fraud



Silver Spring Police are attempting to identify the above pictured male.  He is suspected of using a stolen credit card at Wal-Mart on Feb 4th.  He was last seen getting into a silver or white mini-van.  Any information can be directed to Officer Walters ( or anonymously @ 717-591-8242.

Retail Theft



Silver Spring Police are asking for your help identifying a white female went into Kohl's taking $1,843.92 of electronics and clothing.  She was seen getting into either a black Honda Accord or a black Toyota that was waiting outside for her.  Any information can be provided to Officer Walters ( or anonymously at 717-591-8242.

Fraudulent Travelers Checks

Fraudulent Travelers Checks



Police are requesting assistance in identifying the two black male suspects pictured above. The suspects passed fraudulent American Express Travelers Checks at Wegmans. The suspects were seen leaving in a Grey Mercedes 4 door sedan with black wheels and a New York Registration Plate. Please contact Officer Bailey at 717-697-0607 ext. 2006 or

Retail Theft



Police are requesting assistance in identifying the three suspects pictured above. The suspects concealed several items of merchandise from Walmart and left without paying for them. Please contact Officer Bailey at 717-697-0607 ext. 2006 or

Retail Theft




At approximately 740 pm on December 28th and unknown male stole a TV from WalMart.  Police are asking for the publics assistance in identifying the actor.  He was driving a gold or silver (POSSIBLY) Oldsmobile car that appears to have a sunroof.  If you have any information regarding the identity of the actor please contact the Silver Spring Police at 697-0607 or anonymously at 591-8242.

Access device fraud



It was reported to police that two unknown females were involved in using a stolen credit card number to purchase merchandise from the Walmart located at 6520 Carlisle Pike. If anyone can identify these female please call Officer Miller at (717) 697-0607 Ext. 2011.

Retail Theft



Retail Theft at Walmart. Police are requesting assistance in identifying the male suspect after he removed various merchandise from Walmart. Please contact Officer Andrew Bassler at 717.591.8240 or

Retail Theft and Attempted Theft by Deception



The Silver Spring Township Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a white male who entered the Wal-Mart located at 6520 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, and removed two buckets of paint from display.  The male first attempted to return the items at the Customer Service desk but then exited the store without making payment.  The male fled the scene in silver Chrysler PT Cruiser bearing a temporary registration of ZDV-9467.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Craven at 717-238-9676.

Retail theft from Wal-Mart



On November 22, 2013 at approximately 7:22 PM the above pictured female entered Wal-Mart, selected a Kitchen Aid mixer and left the store without paying.

The female is described as being white, 20-30 years old, 5’5” to 5’8” tall, 115 to 125 lbs and had long dark brown hair pulled into a pony tail. She was wearing blue jeans with holes in them and a black jacket with a hood which had fur around the edge.

The truck appears to be a dark colored, early to mid 1990’s, Ford F-150.� The truck may have a large dent of the passenger side above the rear wheel.

Anyone who may have information regarding the identity of the female and/or the driver of the truck is asked to call the Silver Spring Twp Police at 717-697-0607. Anonymous tips/information may be provided by calling 717-591-8242.

Retail Theft



On 11-3-13 a customer entered Walmart 18:21 grabbing a cart on his way in. As soon as he entered the he turned left and selected a chainsaw. He then walked to other side of the lawn and garden department and selected 3 Razor scooters. He then leaves the cart and goes to the door to make sure there was no one watching. He then walks back into the store and collects the cart with the merchandise. He then walks out the garden center exit and loads the items in his car. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to call the Silver Spring Township Police at 717-697-0607 *2013.

Quick Change Scam



On October 23rd, 2013 Silver Spring Township Police were advised of a quick change scam that occurred at Walmart located at 6520 Carlisle Pike. On October 19, 2013 two black males entered the store. One of the black males was able to scam money from a cashier. Anyone who can identify the pictured individuals or vehicle is to contact Officer Keen with the Silver Spring Township Police Department at 717-697-0607 ext 2004 or call County Dispatch at 717-238-9676.

Access Device Fraud

Sliver Spring Twp Police are seeking the identity of this female in reference to theft, fraudulent credit card use and forgery which occurred on 7/25/13. This unknown female made purchases totaling $4,633.10 at the following businesses: Exxon and Wine and Spirits, both in Camp Hill, also Home Depot, Harbour House Crabs, Kmart, Toys r Us, and Best Buy, all in Mechanicsburg, as well as Target on Old Jones Town Rd. Some of the items purchased include multiple Playstation 3s, 2 nail guns valued at $400.00 each, a black Samsung Galaxy S 4 phone valued at $794.99 and multiple Gift cards to various restaurants an businesses.

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