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On Thursday October 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm Ephrata Police Department was dispatched for a vehicle crash involving a bicyclist. Officers arrived to find rider Luke Cross, 18, of Lititz, unconscious after being struck by a vehicle. The vehicle, a red 2017 Chevrolet crossover, was driven by Julie Bachman...

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On 10/14/19 at approximately 8:20pm the Columbia Borough Police Department responded to a report of suspicious activity to the rear of a property in the 100 block of Locust Street. The caller told the officer that when she arrived home she noticed a 6-7 juveniles, about 16 years old, hanging around...

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UPDATE: 10/16/2019 - BOTH PERSONS IDENTIFIED! HELP US CATCH THIS REPEAT THIEF AND HIS ONE-TIME ACCOMPLICE! The depicted male entered the Giant Food Store at 1360 Columbia Avenue in Lancaster Township on nine (9) separate occasions, where he was observed stealing merchandise. The incidents are as...

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Roque Arocho-Flores
On Tuesday October 2, 2019 at approximately 1144 hrs. Sgt. Reich was on patrol for Lancaster Bureau of Police, Platoon D. While on patrol on the 500 blk. S. Lime St., Sgt. Reich observed a male place an unknown object in a jacket pocket and walk away. Sgt. Reich observed the male and others with...
The LBPD arrested Michael Edward MCBRIDE, age 35, of Lititz for Simple Assault (Domestic Violence). On 10/09/2019 at 2:46am, Officers were dispatched to the 1 st block of East Center Street for a disturbance in progress. When Officers arrived they located MCBRIDE and the victim. The victim reported...
On Wednesday October 9, 2019 at approximately 0106 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police, Platoon A, responded to the area of the 600 blk. N. Marshall St. A neighbor heard the sound of a BB gun that had been fired in the area. The caller described (2) unknown juvenile males on bicycles in...
The LBPD arrested Krista Lee LORAW, age 36, of Columbia on an outstanding warrant for Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles. On 10/09/2019 at 12:16am, an officer observed LORAW in the 100 block of East Main Street and knew she had a warrant. The Officer also observed that LORAW was...
Tyler Eldredge
TYLER ELDREDGE was charged with resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, persons not to possess a firearm and prohibited offensive weapon as a result of an incident at the Travelodge, 290 North Decatur Street in Strasburg on October 8, 2019.

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Det. Shawn Gunnet has identified Edwin Ayala in (3) Theft From Motor Vehicle investigations. All three investigations involved the theft of commercial power tools from work vans. The total value of items stolen in those (3) incidents is approximately $3,800. The thefts occurred between 2/11/19 - 2/...
Raquee McNeil
***** ORIGINAL INFORMATION POSTED 2/20/2019 ***** On February 19, 2019, at approximately 4:37 pm, Officers from the Lancaster Bureau of Police were dispatched to the area of E. Chestnut Street and N. Broad Street for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived in that area and were unable to locate a...
Jayden Gray
On Thursday February 21, 2019 at approximately 1508 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police Platoon D responded to the area of S. Plum St. and Dauphin St. for a report of shots fired. A caller to 911 reported seeing a juvenile male fire a handgun at a group of juvenile males. Officers checked...
UPDATE February 3, 2019 On February 3, 2019, Rettew was taken into custody without incident in Ephrata, PA. He was turned over to Central Booking. Robbery / Theft Arrest, 9:40 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 1676 Oregon Pike - BB&T Bank (MT) - Dustin Lee Rettew, M/44, of Lititz, PA, entered...
The West Hempfield Township Police Department has three outstanding felony robbery warrants on Marco Anthony Swanigan. The robberies occurred in July and December of 2018 at different convenience stores. In each robbery, Marco fled in a 2002 Ford Explorer with PA registration KRH-6839. The vehicle...

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Daily News Release – Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Harassment Arrest, 10:28 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 5800 block Lemon Street (EP) – Aric Breisch Palkow, M/24, of East...
The Ephrata Police Department responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1st block of E Pine St., Ephrata Borough. A vehicle description of parties involved was provided to police. Police located that vehicle and spoke with the driver of the vehicle at Blackberry Ln. and Briarwood Dr. The...

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Daily News Release – Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Public Drunkenness Arrest, 2:34 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019, 900 block Columbia Avenue (LT) – Alenido Ferreras-Garo, M/56, of...
Daily News Release – Monday, August 19, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Noise Ordinance Violation Arrest, 9:21 p.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019, 605 Granite Run Drive – Stoner Grille (MT) – Eugene Michael...
Daily News Release – Friday, August 16, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. DUI Arrest, 7:16 a.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019, Route 30 East at New Holland Pike (MT) – Kevin Omar Matos, Jr., M/18, of Marietta, PA,...

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Ephrata Police concluded a Fireworks investigation on 9-28-19 and filed a summary citation against Roberto Ramirez, 52, of Ephrata. Ephrata Police on Wednesday 9-25-19 around 7:30pm, were called to the 100 block of East Locust Street for several complains of firework explosions over the Ephrata...

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WHO IS THIS BOTTLE BANDIT? At 5:09 p.m., on Saturday, September 21, 2019, the depicted male entered the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at 1565 Fruitville Pike in Manheim Township and stole $25.99 worth of liquor, after concealing it under his jacket. Any person knowing the identity of the...

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WHO IS THIS TECHNO-THIEF? During the nighttime hours of August 30, 2019, the depicted male installed a magnetic card skimming device onto the ATM at the Belco Community Credit Union at 1758 Oregon Pike in Manheim Township. On September 2, 2019, the male returned to remove the device. On September 7...

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On 8/15/2019 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the pictured male and female entered the H & M Outlet Store (Tanger) and selected multiple pairs of jeans. They concealed the jeans and exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. Police are requesting assistance in...

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On 9/20/19 at approximately 10:01 am an officer with the Columbia Borough Police Department responded to a report of harassment in the 800 block of Blunston Street. The victim reported that sometime between 9pm on 9/19/19 and 5:00am on 9/20/19 someone had thrown an unknown brown substance onto two...

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