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Austin S Rook, 28, of Ephrata, PA was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer, 2 counts DUI, Reckless Endangerment, Illegally Operating a Motor Vehicle Not Equipped With Ignition Interlock, and 2 summary violations after a traffic stop on February 10, 2019. At 0302 hours, an East...
On February 15, 2019, Ephrata Police charged Shamgar J. Itwaru, 42, of Ephrata, with multiple charges related to the sexual assault of a child. Police allege that Itwaru assaulted a child from 2012-2018 at a residence in Ephrata Township. Itwaru was charged with multiple counts of Rape of a Child,...

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Eric W. Childs was charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment as a result of an incident at the intersection of Lancaster Ave. and Miller St. in Strasburg on 1/6/2019.
Patric Leif Charlesen, 23, of Denver, PA was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a traffic stop that occurred in the 200 block of Main Street in Denver Borough on December 30, 2018. At 1116 hours, Charlesen was in a vehicle that was...
Eric P. Keener was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance as a result of an incident in the 200 block of Miller St.
Zachariah Kaster was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as a result of a traffic stop on Historic Drive in Strasburg on 12/26/2018.
On March 23, 2018, a report was made to Officer Andrew Long of the Manor Township Police stating that the victim, reported she was sexually assaulted by the defendant. This incident was to have occurred between 2008 and 2009 and the victim was 9 years old when it occurred. It was reported that...

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UPDATE::: LOCATED & ARRESTED Retail Theft / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Retail Theft / Theft By Deception / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft By Deception Arrests, 8:55 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2030 Fruitville Pike – Walmart (MT) – Kristen Marie Haupt, F/22, of Lancaster, PA, was...
UPDATE ::: LOCATED & INCARCERATED Unlawful Restraint / Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Restraint / Simple Assault Arrest, November 14-16, 2018, 2030 Fruitville Pike – Walmart (MT) – Nicholas Anthony Pottorff, M/29, homeless, was charged with the above offense after he assisted Jordan...
UPDATE:::: LOCATED Simple Assault / Harassment Arrest, 3:00 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2018, 600 block Wyncroft Lane (LT) – Natanael Mercado Corcino, M/24, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses following a domestic dispute at his residence. During the altercation, Corcino grabbed...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Ferdinand J. Michell III, 37, of Palmyra. On September 26, 2018, an employee of a business in the 300 block of South Reading Road, Ephrata Borough, reported that his wallet was taken from the office area. The value of the wallet and its contents was $...
UPDATED INFORMATION: Nicholas Sears turned himself in on said warrant and at the preliminary hearing on January 17, 2019, Sears paid the full $5,000.00 he owed to the victim. The charges were subsequently dismissed with the consent of the victim...

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Daily News Release – Friday, January 18, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Public Drunkenness Arrest, 8:01 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019, 936 Columbia Avenue – Turkey Hill (LT) – Zachary J. Wible, M/26,...
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at approximately 5:55pm, Ephrata Police responded to a hit and run crash at the intersection of Rt. 272(S Reading Rd.) and Meadow Valley Rd. A 2019 green Ford Mustang was travelling westbound across Rt. 272 on Meadow Valley Rd. and had a green traffic signal. A small...

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Daily News Release – Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Harassment Arrest, 4:17 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019, 33 Ranck Avenue – Soul Restaurant (LT) – Robert R. Medora, M/60, of...
Daily News Release – Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Public Drunkenness Arrest, 9:30 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019, 900 block North Prince Street (MT) – John P. Miller, M/39, of...
Daily News Release – Friday, January 11, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Arrest, 10:10 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019, 2200 Northbrook Drive –...

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On 2/2/19 at approximately 4:45pm the Columbia Borough Police Department was notified by a resident of the 800 Block of Spruce Street regarding an abandoned Mongoose Mountain bike that was leaning against her fence. The bike was transported back to the Police Department, logged into the system and...

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On 1/29/19 at approximately 1:54pm the Columbia Borough Police Department was notified by a resident that their neighbors, Joel Marizan, 34 and Yokasta Yocelin Vargas, 37, have been harassing them by yelling derogatory names, in Spanish, through the common wall of their homes. The complainant...

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On 1/31/19 at approximately 12:20pm the Columbia Borough Police Department received a report of credit card fraud. The Reporting Party said that his Belco Visa Card had been used fraudulently in Washington State to purchase Nintendo parts in the amount of $79.86. The Reporting Party has cancelled...

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Video of 4FAO57CJqSw At approximately 2:24 pm on January 17, 2019 (Thursday) the suspect in the video, a Black male, late 20's to early 30's, about 5'11 and 170 pounds, entered the Verizon Store in the Townsedge Shopping Center in Quarryville, PA. A distinguishing feature is that he had a tattoo...

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On 11/18/19 at approximately 9:49pm the Columbia Borough Police Department was contacted by a local hospital regarding an assault. An adult male, 49, of Columbia had been sleeping when he was attacked by a juvenile male. The adult received several injuries to his face. The juvenile has been charged...

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