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Indirect Criminal Contempt (Protection From Abuse Order Violation) Arrest, 7:15 a.m., Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1200 block East King Street (LT) – Bryan J. Lugo, M/28, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offense after he contacted a protected person in violation of a court order. A...
Daily News Release – Friday, October 18, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Theft / Harassment Arrest, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1581 Fruitville Pike – MOD Pizza (MT) – Ramon Salazar, M/42, of...
*****PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION 10/17/219***** On Thursday October 17, 2019 at approximately 1254 hrs. a vehicle was taken by force. The victim, an adult female, had parked her 2015 Subaru Outback on the 600 blk. E. Frederick St. and was preparing to pick up a passenger that required...

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Terroristic Threats / Simple Assault / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Arrest, 8:45 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019, 1200 block East King Street (LT) – Bryan Johnathon Lugo, M/28, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses following a domestic dispute at his residence. During the altercation...
Theft Arrest, 5:21 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019, 1605 Lititz Pike – Giant Food Store (MT) – Emanuel Bermudez, M/28, of East Petersburg, PA, was charged with the above offense after he was observed stealing a female’s purse from a shopping cart, which sat unattended. Bermudez was detained by customers...
Resisting Arrest / DUI Arrest, 8:23 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2019, 1400 block Harrisburg Pike (MT) – Prem B. Chuwan, M/44, of Millersville, PA, was charged with the above offenses following a traffic stop for carless driving. Chuwan exhibited signs of impairment. When Chuwan was advised he was under...
Harassment Arrest, 10:54 a.m. to 12:37 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, Deep Hollow Lane (LT) – Adam C. Emerick, M/33, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offense after he contacted another person twenty-four (24) times within a two (2) hour period despite being ordered not to do so by both...
On 5/2/19 an Officer for the Columbia Borough Police Department filed charges against Christopher Barton, Jr., 26, of Columbia, for felony burglary. On 5/3/19 a warrant was issued for Barton's arrest by District Justice Bixler. On 5/6/19 at approximately 7:59 pm, while in a marked police cruiser,...

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On January 8, 2016 at 2:26 p.m. Ephrata Police Department investigated a vehicle accident in the 2800 block of North Reading Road, Adamstown Borough. A vehicle traveling northbound driven by Michelle R. Wentzel, 44, of Denver, crossed into the opposing lane of travel, struck a guardrail and then...
The Ephrata Police Department was notified by the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office that fire victim, James T. Ramsay, died on January 7, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. The cause of death was smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire, which occurred on 12/31/15, was listed as accidental – careless smoking.
On 1/2/16, Ephrata Police responded to a residence in the 100 Block of W. Main St. in Adamstown Borough, for a report of domestic violence. The family reported a 17 year old male struck another male family member in the face and head several times causing injury. The 17 year old male has been...

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Ephrata Police responded to a crash involving white BMW sedan which left the roadway and struck a tree, partially rolling before landing back on the roadway. The male driver, Santos Diaz-Colon, 30 of Ephrata, was the only person in the vehicle and was taken to Reading Hospital with a laceration and...

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On 1/7/15, a discovered overnight burglary was reported at the Verizon Store in the Mill Creek Square complex on Lincoln Highway East. Entry was gained into the business sometime overnight. A large amount of high end smart phones and tablets were stolen. Loss is estimated at over $37,000.

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On 9/23/2017, the East Lampeter Township Police Department responded to the Coach Outlet 1001 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd. for a retail theft which just occurred. Two suspects entered the store one of whom was carrying a bag. They both concealed two pair of shoes totaling over $200.00 in the bag and...

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On 9/16/2017, the East Lampeter Township Police Department responded to the Coach Outlet 1001 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd. for a retail theft which just occurred. The pictured suspect grabbed numerous items of merchandise totaling over $7,000.00 and fled the store without paying. The pictured suspect is...

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On Sunday 17 September 2017 at approximately 0345 hrs. Officers from Platoon A responded to the area of Rodney Park, 500 blk. Third St., for a complaint of shots fired. Officers responded to the area. No one was found at the scene but Officers did locate spent shell casings on the ground. While at...

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On 9/11/2017, the three (3) pictured suspects entered the Osh Kosh B'Gosh Store 221 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd., separated and each began removing clothing from points of display and concealing them in large bags they were carrying. They all exited the store and left in a black Chevrolet sedan. Anyone...

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On 9/9/2017, the two pictured suspects entered the Famous Footwear and removed shoes from a display. They put the shoes in a bag and exited the store without paying. Anyone with information should submit a tip or contact Ofc. Misiura at East Lampeter Township Police Department at phone #717-291-...

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