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On Sunday 25 June 2017 at approximately 1431 hrs. Off. Aziza made a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Trailblazer after observing a stop sign violation committed by the driver. The vehicle was stopped on the 600 blk. Manor St. Off. Aziza made contact with the driver, later identified as Kevin Santiago...
On Saturday 24 June 2017 at approximately 2310 hrs. Officers from Platoon A responded to the Quick Way Mini Mart at 502 E. King St. for a report of a male inside the store pointing a handgun at customers. Officers arrived and established a perimeter outside the store. They could see people inside...

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On Sunday 25 June 2017 at approximately 1431 hrs. Off. Aziza made a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Trailblazer after observing a stop sign violation committed by the driver. The vehicle was stopped on the 600 blk. Manor St. Off. Aziza made contact with the driver, later identified as Kevin Santiago...
On Saturday 24 June 2017 at approximately 2310 hrs. Officers from Platoon A responded to the Quick Way Mini Mart at 502 E. King St. for a report of a male inside the store pointing a handgun at customers. Officers arrived and established a perimeter outside the store. They could see people inside...
Ephrata Police were called to the area of 11 West Main Street, Reinholds, in West Cocalico Twp Sunday evening around 8pm for a hit and run accident that just occurred. Witness and the vehicle owner reported a black Dodge Neon struck a parked vehicle at 11 W. Main St which was owned by Jamie...

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On June 19, 2017 at 1705 hours Ephrata Police responded to Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township for a retail theft. Police charged Royce J. Sweed, 21, of Denver with Retail Theft for failing to pay for and under-ringing $234.07 worth of merchandise.

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Willard McCrea (20) of Columbia was charged with Rape of a Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Unlawful Contact with a Minor as well as Corruption of Minors after an investigation where McCrea had sexual intercourse with a 12 year old female. McCrea was arraigned on the...

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On Sunday 04 June 2017 at approximately 0341 hrs. Officers from Platoon B responded to 701 N. Queen St., Sluggers Pizza, for a report of an alarm. Upon arrival, Officers found signs of forced entry. Officers checked inside the business but no one was located. After assessing the damage and list of...
On Tuesday 23 May 2017 at approximately 1034 hrs. Officer from Platoon D responded to the area of S. Marshall St. and E. Mifflin St. for a report of shots fired. Officers checked the area and found spent shell casings near the intersection of E. Mifflin St. and Stevens Ave. Officers also met with...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Nathan Edward Heinzig for the May 18, 2017 bank robbery at Santander Bank, 270 North Reading Road, Ephrata Township. Heinzig, 36, who last resided in the Hopeland area of Clay Township, is a white, male 5’ 10” tall, 200 pounds with blue eyes. Heinzig...

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The Lancaster County Drug Task Force (LCDTF) conducted an investigation into Arsenio Gates for distribution of Heroin. On Friday, May 12 2017, members of the LCDTF received information that Gates was traveling to Lancaster City from Philadelphia and with a quaintly of Heroin. LCDTF Detectives...
Off. Jason Hagy has obtained an arrest warrant for Asha Dixon F/27. Dixon is wanted for Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine), Criminal Conspiracy- Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine) and Criminal Use of a Communications Facility. This warrant stems from street level...

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On 6/22/17 at 0211 Ephrata Police investigated a single vehicle accident in the 1000 Block of Indiantown Rd. in West Cocalico Township. The investigation revealed a vehicle driven by Sarah Weaver, age 21, of Lititz, lost control of her vehicle while negotiating a curve and skidded 150 feet into a...

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Ephrata Police on 06-20-17 at approximately 6:35pm investigated an accident which was the result of a road rage incident. Ephrata Police determined a Craig Baumer of Ephrata, PA and another male driver from Denver, PA became engaged in a road rage incident while driving north in the area of N...

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On 6/17/17 at 2319 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on RT 222 southbound at mile 41.2 in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by Victor Diaz, age 38, of Lancaster, drove into the back of a vehicle that he was following. Both male occupants in the struck vehicle were taken to a...

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On 06/14/2017 at approximately 12:30 am. Columbia Borough Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Cherry Street for a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, they made contact with the a 21 year old female victim. The victim stated her ex-boyfriend Terrance Faus Jr. "beat" her...

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On 6/12/17 at 2030 hrs, an Ephrata police officer came upon a vehicle accident that just occurred in the first block of E. Main St. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Zachary Bush, age 27, of Gulfport MS, drove into the back of another vehicle that stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk. No...

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On 6/10/17 the SRPD received a report of the tampering of the braking system of a box truck. The 57 year old victim states the truck was parked on his property in the 300 Blk. of Valley Rd. in Conestoga Twp. Sometime during the past several weeks unknown actor(s) removed bolts from one of the...

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On June 15, 2017 at 0745 hours East Cocalico Township Police investigated a vehicle accident in the 400 block of East Church Street. The driver of the vehicle, Trevor McNeil, 26, of Ephrata, fled the scene on foot into Ephrata Township. Prior to the crash, warrants existed for the arrest of McNeil...
On June 14th at 4:50 AM the Southern Regional Police Dept. was dispatched to the New Danville Turkey Hill store at 2101 New Danville Pk. for a Robbery which had just occurred. The suspect was described as a male, approx 5'10'', average build. He displayed a small black handgun and was wearing a...

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Ephrata Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with identifying the male in these photos. He was a passenger in the white VW and was involved in several thefts/vehicle break-ins. He has a tattoo on his left forearm and another on his right shoulder. If you have any information that...
Ephrata Police have charged a 16 year old Rothsville boy with burglarizing an Ephrata business on two consecutive nights. Overnight on May 30 and May 31, a business in the first block of Bethany Road, Ephrata Borough, was forcibly entered. Each night the suspect stole a vehicle from the business...

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