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Ephrata Police recently charged Kate E. Witwer, 30, of Ephrata with Theft of a handgun and Carrying a Firearm without a License. Ephrata Police received a tip from a Lancaster County Probation Officer that a client may have stolen a gun from a residence in the first block of Charles Street, Ephrata...

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On October 27, 2017, at approx. 3:18 AM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Marshall Street for a shooting. The officers arrived at the scene and found a male victim laying on the sidewalk, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was...
On Wednesday 15 February 2018 at approximately 2127 hrs. Officers from Platoon B responded to the US Gas Mart 401 N. Lime St. for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The employee inside the store reported that an unknown male entered the location and pointed a semi-automatic pistol at him...

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Burglary, 2:45-10:50 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018, Montrose Avenue (LT) – Unknown person/s forced entry into a residence and stole electronics, a knife, and a compound bow. Total loss: $2,506.00. 2017-LT-00713

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ARRESTS 1. Strangulation Arrest, 12:43 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018, 800 block Pleasure Road (MT) – Kiseen I. Brown, M/22, of Mount Joy, PA, was charged with the above offense following a domestic dispute at a residence. During the altercation, Brown locked a bedroom door, preventing the victim...

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Aggravated Assault / False Identification to Law Enforcement / Resisting Arrest / Criminal Trespass / Institutional Vandalism / Disorderly Conduct Arrest, 3:24 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2018, Michelle Drive (LT) – Charline Saintus, F/31, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses...
Retail Theft charges have been filed against Scott Pess Wentzel, age 27, of Denver, following an incident at Kmart in Ephrata Township on 1/14/18. Store employees and customers observed Wentzel carry a large TV valued at $400 from the store without paying for it. The TV was still wrapped in the...
On January 18, 2018, Officer Phil Eck received a theft report from the owner of D. Ott Construction company in the 2600 block of Columbia Avenue, Lancaster PA 17603. Through his investigation, Officer Eck determined that Luis Torres, who was an employee had stolen cash and merchandise from D. Ott...
Daulton Blessing, 22, of Ephrata, PA was charged with Retail Theft after an incident that occurred at the Turkey Hill Store located at 300 Main Street in Denver Borough. On February 2, 2018, a clerk witnessed Blessing take $26.82 of merchandise from the store without paying for the items. The clerk...
Joshua J Toomey, 41 of the 1st block of West Church Street was charged with Terroristic Threats and Simple Assault after an incident that occurred at his residence on February 5, 2018. At 1735 hours, East Cocalico Police were dispatched to Toomey's residence for a report of a domestic dispute...

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Samantha Ayers, 29, last know address Waynesboro PA, is currently wanted on a criminal warrant for a charge of Unauthorized Use of Vehicle following an incident which occurred in October 2016. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Southern Regional PD at 717-872-0352...
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at about 7:27PM officers from the West Hempfield Township Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Rt23 and Kames Hill Road, West Hempfield Township, Columbia, PA 17512. The report indicates that one of the drivers, the defendant, Shari...
On Wednesday November 9, 2016 at approximately 7:38 pm Officers from Lancaster City Bureau of Police, Platoon C, responded to the 300 blk. S. Queen St. for a report of shots fired. The investigation revealed that during a domestic related dispute, Hector Tyrone Morales retrieved a handgun from a...
********CAPTURED********* On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, officers from the West Hempfield Twp Police Department were dispatched for a Burglary complaint at the 3900 block of Birchwood Lane, West Hempfield Township, Columbia, PA 17512. Officers from the West Hempfield Township Police Department...
On or about October 1, 2016, an officer from the West Hempfield Township Police Department filed one count of Retail theft, 3929 (A)(1), M1, against Bernard Sanford Axe Jr. Bernard Sanford Axe Jr., was accused of removing Craftsman tool sets and a Jack kit, which were valued over $345.00, on July 4...

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On 12/04/2017 at approximately 1629 hours NLCRPD responded to the 300 block of Coventry Lane for a report of Christmas lights being damaged on the front lawn sometime during the day. It was reported that sometime between the hours of 0800 and 1000 hours one of the electrical cords to his Christmas...

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Reported student age 16, who was out of control and violent at the LIU Community School West located at 1713 Newport Road in Penn Township. NLCRPD was dispatched to the scene to handle the event. Upon arrival of EMS the NLCRPD officers assisted EMS with carrying the student out to the ambulance to...
Victim stated that sometime between 0930-0935 an unknown person stole her purse and coat. She stated that it occurred inside the sanctuary of the church. She stated that her purse and coat were removed from her chair. Loss included cell phone, various credit cards, driver's license, keys, and...

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On 12/3/17 at 1824 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident involving four vehicles. A vehicle driven by Joshua Kise, age 40, of Ephrata, lost control while driving south in the 400 Block of Washington Ave. in Ephrata Borough and struck three parked vehicles. Two vehicles were heavily...

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NLCRPD was dispatched to a call from Lancaster County Wide Communications for an assault not in progress at Doe Run Road and Elm Road. Victim identified only as a male, age 24, and a Berks County resident reported the following. Victim stated he was driving on Doe Run Road at approximately 2145...

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On 11/5/2017, the East Lampeter Township Police Department responded to Famous Footwear 623 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd. for a retail theft. Upon arrival, the investigation revealed that the pictured white female suspect entered the Famous Footwear Store on 11/4/2017, removed two (2) pair of boots from...

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CRIME OF THE WEEK 17-11 Week of November 6, 2017 COLD CASE HOMICIDE- CHRISTY ANN MIRACK Christy Ann Mirack, a 25-year-old school teacher, was murdered in her East Lampeter Township home on Dec. 21, 1992. No one has been arrested or charged with her murder. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s...

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The Southern Regional Police Department is investigating a reported vandalism which occurred at the Silvermine Park in Pequea Twp on the evening of Thursday 11/2/17. Three males in their late teens were observed in the area breaking items used in the repair of an old farm house on the property...

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On 22 October 2017 at approximately 1645 hrs. A woman walked east on the 1 st block of E. Lemon St. with her two young children. The suspect is depicted in the photos with a shaved head, wearing dark clothing, light colored sneakers and a back pack. The suspected walked in the opposite direction...

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Christy Ann Mirack, a 25-year-old school teacher, was murdered in her East Lampeter Township home on Dec. 21, 1992. No one has been arrested or charged with her murder. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, aided by a new technology, is releasing a composite profile of the man believed...

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