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On August 26, 2018 at approximately 1:15 am, the Ephrata Police Dept. stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Church Ave. and W. Pine St. in Ephrata Borough. A passenger in the vehicle was Patricia L. Benedict, 41, of Ephrata. She was found to have an active Lebanon County Bench...
On August 20, 2018 at approximately 9:35 pm, the Ephrata Police received a tip that Patric Charlesen was at 200 block of W Main St. in Ephrata Borough and had a warrant. Police confirmed that Charlesen had an outstanding Lancaster County Bench Warrant and responded to the location, where Charlesen...
On Saturday, August 25, 2018 at approximately 1:40am, the Ephrata Police Department arrested Seth D. Glick, 24, of Akron on suspicion of DUI. Glick was stopped for a violation of the vehicle code and exhibited signs of alcohol impairment. Glick was arrested and consented to a BAC test which...

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On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 0102 hours Officer Andrew Long of the Manor Township Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Columbia Aveune and Stonemill Road because the vehicle made a left turn where left turns are prohibited. Upon making contact with the driver,...
On August 17, 2018 around 12:44am NHPD Officers were conducting an investigation in the 600 Block of West Main Street (Earl Township). During the course of the investigation they encountered a male, who police later learned was Barry Morrison Jr (age 27 of Leola), who provided information relating...

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Jason Rivera
On Thursday 07 June 2018 at approximately 2204 hrs. Off. Shaffer stopped a red Acura sedan on the 1st blk. N. Mary St. for an equipment violation. The front seat passenger, later identified as Jason Rivera M/19, fled from the vehcile on foot. Rivera clutched as his waistband as he fled indicating...
Antonio Lary
On Thursday 07 June 2018 at approximately 2135 hrs. Officer Sinnott and Off. Parr were on the 400 blk. St. Jospeh St. They stopped a 2001 Mercury Marquis for an equipment violation. The driver was identified as Antonio Lary M/31. Through the course of the stop and investigation. Lary was found to...
Failure to Use Ignition Interlock Arrest, 5:38 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2018, 2600 block Fruitville Pike (MT) – Chad E. Zander, M/38, of York Haven, PA, was charged with the above offense following a traffic stop. It was determined that Zander was operating a vehicle that was not equipped with an...
Ephrata Police filed Simple Assault and Harassment charges against Richard J. Copenhaver III M/23 of Marietta, PA following the report on 6-8-18 from a female involving an alleged assault. The female sustained injuries as a result of the incident. Copenhaver was not immediately located; however...
Ephrata Police were called early Saturday morning to the 1300 block of West Main St for an incident involving Acen Eastridge M/35 with last known address of Walnut St Reading, Pa. Eastridge was taken to Ephrata Hospital and after released was taken into custody on an outstanding State Parole/...

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On 6/15/16, a blue battery powered handicap shopping scooter was found abandoned at Flory Park. The scooter was discovered to have been stolen from Gabes discount store in East Towne Mall. Surveillance video is being reviewed. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Lampeter Twp Police at...
DAMAGE WAS REPORTED TO A FENCE IN THE 100 BLOCK OF WALNUT STREET. LOOKED LIKE SOMEONE HAD PUT YARD TRASH AGAINST IT AND DAMAGED THE FENCE WHILE PLACING THE STUFF THERE. OTHER DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN CONCORD LANE, WHERE SOMEONE HAD SPRAY PAINTED A RESIDENTS HOUSE. THESE INCIDENTS HAPPENED BETWEEN THE...

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Aaron Michael Zink, age 21, of Columbia, was charged with D.U.I:    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL-HIGEST RATE OF ALCOHOL:   DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHTED LAMPS, DURING A PERIOD FOR REQUIRING THEM:  AND FOR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DAMAGE TO UNATTENDED...

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On 6/14/16, an overnight burglary and theft was discovered at the Spruce Lane Lodge in Smoketown. Arriving employees found that forced entry had been made into the office. An undetermined amount of petty cash was discovered stolen from the office. Anyone with information is asked to contact East...
On 6/14/16, it was discovered that tires were slashed on fourteen (14) vehicles at Lancaster Auto detail sometime overnight. Damage is estimated at over $2,000 dollars. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Lampeter Twp Police at (717) 291-4676.

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The following subjects were charged with Disorderly Conduct following a disturbance which occurred 6/23/16 at approx. 5:30 PM on Hamels Ct. at the Willow Run Apartment Complex in Pequea Twp: Jasmine Lugo, 34, Hamals Ct., Willow Street Natasha Cole, 39, Hamals Ct. Willow Street 17 year old Male,...
Ephrata Police charged Ashlea N. Bernard, 32, of Gordonville and Kimberly A. Newcomer, 35, of Manheim with Retail Theft, Theft by Deception and Criminal Conspiracy for their role in a merchandise return scam at Giant, 850 East Main Street, Ephrata Township. The scam involved bringing a receipt from...
At approximately 2:18 p.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the BB&T Bank at 399 North Reading Road, Ephrata Borough for a robbery. According to the dispatch, a white male wearing a grey shirt and jeans had presented a gun and demanded cash. He fled to the rear of the bank on foot with an...
This small male black and tan chihuahua was found in the 100 Blk of Union Street on June 22, 2016 at approximately 09;15 am. If anyone recognizes this dog, please call Columbia Borough Police at (717)684-7735.

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On 6/20/16, a residential burglary was discovered at a residence in the 400 Blk of Garland Circle. Entry was made into the residence through an unlocked door. The home was unoccupied at the time of the incident. Three (3) Apple iPads and a Sony Playstation game system were stolen from the residence...

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