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On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at approximately 9:40am, Ephrata Police responded to the 900 block of Rettew Mill Rd. in Ephrata Township for a report of a vehicle crash into a utility pole. Police found a Mazda 3 driven by Jesse Truitt had travelled off the left side of the roadway while travelling...

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HELP US SOLVE THIS CELL PHONE CAPER! At 3:33 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the depicted male entered the AT&T store at 2089 Fruitville Pike and stole two (2) Apple iPhones from a display board. Total loss: $2,099.98. Any person knowing the identity of the depicted male should call the...

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The LBPD has filed a criminal complaint against Alaija Maria JOHNSON, age 18, of Lancaster for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Careless Driving and Following too closely. On 01/08/2019 at 4:4pm, Officers were dispatched to the 1 st block of North Broad Street for a vehicle crash with no injuries...

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On August 25, 2018, Officer Phillip Eck was working a traffic detail at the intersection of Stone Mill Road and Columbia Avenue. Officer Eck observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn and initiated a traffic stop on Temple Avenue. As a result of his investigation, Officer Eck charged Melinda...
False Alarms to Agencies of Public Safety / False Reports to Law Enforcement Arrest, 10:24 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1600 block Chadwick Circle (LT) – Claudine M. Torres, F/40, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses after she called 9-1-1 to report a male beating a female in...
Retail Theft Arrest, 5:34 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1565 Fruitville Pike – Fine Wine & Good Spirits (MT) – Richard K. McCall, M/54, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offense after he was observed stealing $49.99 worth of vodka from the store. A citation was filed. MEDIA...
Retail Theft Arrest, 10:02 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018, 1589 Fruitville Pike – Target (MT) – Matthew Dax Webb, M/44, of Milford, DE, was charged with the above offense after he stole $479.80 worth of merchandise from the store. A criminal complaint was filed. MEDIA CONTACT: Sergeant Michael...
Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid, or Delivered by Mistake, 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 7, 2018, 600 block East Oregon Road (MT) – Timothy Scott Fritsch, M/43, of Paradise, PA, was charged with the above offense after he found a green women’s wallet in the middle of the roadway. Fritsch stole $25.00...

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(photo courtesy-Facebook-The Realist People of Lancaster) On Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 at approximately 4:10pm, the Ephrata Police Dept. was dispatched to respond to the Sheetz store located at 891 E Main St. in Ephrata. The manager of the store reported that an unknown person was dressed in a Santa...
At 12:14 am, 12/15/15, ELTPD was dispatched to Taco Bell, 2040 Lincoln Highway East, for a female banging on the restaurant door and attempting to climb through the drive thru window. Arriving officers found the female to be highly under the influence of alcohol. The female was identified as Jordan...
ELTPD received a report of a burglary and theft at an Amish farm in the 100 Blk of Quarry Rd. Sometime Sunday morning an unoccupied farmhouse was entered while the residents were at church services. A small amount of cash currency was stolen from the residence. At approximately 10:30 am, Sunday, an...
On 12/11/15, a female victim reported that she was a victim of a telephone scam. Victim reported that a male telephoned her and informed her that she was to receive a free grant of $9,000 to pay medical bills. The victim was instructed send $200 by MoneyGram to Florida to receive the grant. The...
On 12/12/15, a burglary and theft at Smoketown Motor Lodge was reported to ELTPD. Entry into the motel office occurred sometime overnight Thursday 12/10 to Friday 12/11. An undetermined amount of cash was stolen from the office. Anyone with information is asked to contact ELTPD at 9717) 291-4676.

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On July 14, 2016 at 2243 hours, Ephrata Police responded to the 900 block of Glenwood Drive, Ephrata Township for a vehicle accident with entrapment. A silver Scion sports car by Alec Yurchenko, 20, of Duncan, South Carolina struck a utility pole. Yurchenko was trapped in his vehicle for an hour as...
*UPDATE - we have received information that "Conestoga Burning Man" has returned home. Though where he was during his excursion is unknown we are happy to see he was returned. Thanks to our "Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman" for getting him back where he belongs. The SRPD has been notified of the...
The Southern Regional Police Department is investigating the theft of several flags which occurred in the Hayward Heath development on Wyndmere Way in Pequea Township. The flags were stolen over the 4th of July holiday weekend. The majority were American Flags along with a Syracuse University Flag...
The female suspect pictured in the attached surveillance photos used stolen credit/debit card information to fraudulently purchase several hundred dollars worth of gift cards at Wal-Mart. The suspect is described as a heavyset female with long dark hair. Anyone with information on the identity or...

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Recently there was damage done to the picnic tables at Makle Park in the 500 blk. of Ave. N. The park had large amounts of trash scattered around the area as well. If anyone knows anyone that was involved with causing the damage they are asked to submit a tip below or contact the police department...

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