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On 9/16/18 at approximately 1:08am the Columbia Borough Police Department was dispatched to the 200 Block of Avenue I for an overdose. Upon arrival the Officers observed a 23 year old Columbia man laying on the ground. A female at the residence stated that she had given him a dose of Narcan which...

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Officials from Hoovers Excavating, 100 Block of West Metzler Road, reported two vehicle batteries and a wiring harness were stolen from a piece of construction equipment stored on the property. The theft occurred between Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM and Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7...

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On 8/10/18 at approximately 8:44am the Columbia Borough Police Department was dispatched to the 700 Block of Old Chiques Hill Road for a report of a domestic that just occurred. Upon arrival the female involved said that Steele Helton, 41, of Columbia had hit and punched her while she was holding a...
On 9/17/18 at approximately 9:54am it was reported to the Columbia Borough Police Station that a juvenile male had run away. The mother of the juvenile notified the Officer later in the day that the juvenile had been found.

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On 9/18/18 at approximately 2:21pm a resident of the Borough brought a wallet he had found in the area of N. Second and Walnut Streets into the Police Department. The Officer was able to identify the owner and the wallet was returned.

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DUI Arrest, 9:55 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2018, Harrisburg Pike at Route 30 East (MT) – John W. Dever, Jr., M/52, of Ephrata, PA, was charged with the above offense following a traffic stop. Dever exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested. Chemical testing yielded a BAC of 0.208%. A criminal...
DUI Arrest, 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2018, 800 block Buckwalter Road (MT) – Russell E. Priest, M/52, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offense following a traffic stop. Priest exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested. Chemical testing of his blood yielded the presence of...
Retail Theft Arrest, 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2030 Fruitville Pike – Walmart (MT) – Brittany M. Gallie, F/29, of Leola, PA, was charged with the above offense after she was observed stealing $189.96 worth of merchandise from the store. A criminal complaint was filed. MEDIA CONTACT:...
Retail Theft Arrest, 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2030 Fruitville Pike – Walmart (MT) – Stephen D. F. Blake, M/22, of Leola, PA, was charged with the above offense after he was observed stealing $189.96 worth of merchandise from the store. A criminal complaint was filed. MEDIA CONTACT:...
On May 28, 2018 at approximately 11:30am NHPD Officers stopped a vehicle on South Kinzer Avenue (New Holland Borough) due to an expired registration plate. Officers identified the driver as William Groff (age 19 of New Holland). During the course of the stop it was discovered that Groff was in...

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A 13 year old female faces charges related to the assault of an instructor at a facility located in the 1700 block of West Newport Road in Penn Township. The female was charged following the investigation into the April 16, 2015 incident that left the instructor with an injury to their arm that...

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Sometime between Tuesday 5/12 & Thursday 5/14, thieves attempted forced entry into a PAP Technologies electrical van. Two windows on the van were shattered and two side doors had severe damage from a pry tool. Entry was not gained into the van due to the windows having a metal cage inside and...
At 5:25 pm, Monday, 5/11/15, ELTPD patrol officers responded to a retail theft in progress at Kohl's, 2350 Lincoln Highway East. A Black male, who was later identified as Abdul Jamar ROOKS, age 35, of Chester PA, concealed clothing and electronics valued at $1,917.42 in totes bags, then ran out of...
It was discovered that at least six stores in Rockvale Square Outlets and Tanger Outlets had counterfeit $100 bills passed on Friday 5/8/15. Seven (7) counterfeit bills have been identified in bank deposits from the Outlets, with more expected. The perpetrators typicially purchase an inexpensive...
On 5/6/15, ELTPD responded to the 300 blk of Snakehill Road for a burglary and theft that just occurred fifteen minutes prior. It was reported to arriving officers that the property owner had observed a White male walking from an unoccupied business shop on the property. The owner confronted the...

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The Ephrata Police Department recently concluded a burglary investigation with the arrest of Andrew Wenger (18) of Leola, Jeremy Huber (18) of East Earl, and Bronson Martin (18) of Ephrata. Andrew Wenger and Jeremy Huber are accused of burglarizing an Ephrata Township butcher shop on three separate...
The driver of a gold minivan (pictured) became pinned after she stepped out to retreive a dropped item at the Susuehanna Bank drivethrough at 1300 West Main Street, Ephrata. Joy Oberholtzer, 30, of Ephrata, was confined between the door of her van, the protective bollard, and the ground when the...
On 6/29/15, ELTPD, responded to a discovered burglary and theft at High Construction on Olde Homestead Lane. Sometime over the weekend of 6/26 to 6/29, forced entry was made into the building. A HP Pro Book 6565B laptop computer and Leatherman multi-tool were discovered stolen. Anyone with...

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ELTPD requests assistance to identify the male suspect in the attached surveillance photos. The male suspect attempted to use a stolen Debit card at a Wawa store, Weis market, Wal-Mart and a Turkey Hill in East Lampeter Twp. The victim's wallet and Debit card were stolen from a vehicle at Your...

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On 6/26/15, ELTPD responded to a theft of a purse at Wal-Mart. It was reported that a purse was taken from a shopping cart while the owner was shopping at Wal-Mart. The purse was described as a black and white clutch purse with hearts, containing the victim's identification, credit cards and cash.

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