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On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1817 hrs; An officer was assigned to a traffic detail funded by PA Buckle Up Grant and was conducting his check along Columbia Ave at Laurel Run Road when he observed a vehicle traveling past this location with an equipment violation. The vehicle was stopped and the...
On 5/25/19 at approximately 11:24 pm, while on routine patrol, an officer of the Columbia Borough Police Department ran a license plate number for a red Dodge Durango which was in front of her vehicle. The search result came back that the vehicle registration was suspended for no insurance. The...
On 6/2/19 at approximately 2:46 am Mariah Deptula, 22, of Columbia, PA did commit the act of public drunkenness while in the 200 block of South 5th Street, Columbia, PA. Based on the incident, an officer of the Columbia Borough Police Department filed charges for public drunkenness. Deptula is...
On 5/31/19 at approximately 6:56 pm the Columbia Borough Police Department received information that a suspect for a recent vehicle theft was in a home in the 400 Block of North 3rd Street against the owners wishes. Upon arrival the officer knocked on the door which was answered by a male who was...
On Monday, June 3, 2019 at 1643 hrs; West Hempfield Township Police and several local fire departments responded to Rt 30 east at Hill Street in Mountville Borough for a reported vehicle crash. It was reported that a crane had struck the overpass and large pieces of concrete were thrown onto the...

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Drug Delivery Resulting in Death / Criminal Use of Communication Facility Arrest, 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2800 block Blacksmith Way (MT) – Daniel Malena Velez, Jr., M/20, of Mount Carmel, PA, was charged with the above offenses after he sold a 33-year-old male from Lancaster, PA,...
Sexual Abuse of Children / Criminal Use of Communication Facility / Megan’s Law Violation – Failure to Comply With Registration Requirements Arrest, March 29 to April 3, 2019, 900 block East King Street (LT) – William Anthony Thomas, M/26, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses after...
The East Earl Township Police Department arrested Daniel A. Strickler of Lancaster on April 11, 2019. Strickler was charged with Corruption of Minors and Unlawful Contact with a Minor. It is alleged that Strickler engaged in an inappropriate relationship via Facebook Messenger with a person under...
Retail Theft / Disorderly Conduct / Harassment Arrest, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1589 Fruitville Pike (MT) – Melissa A. Hairston, F/51, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses after she was observed stealing $149.00 worth of merchandise from the store. When confronted by...
Endangering the Welfare of Children / DUI Arrest, 12:40 a.m., Sunday, April 21, 2019, 200 block Second Lock Road (LT) – Patrisha K. James, F/33, of Etters, PA, was charged with the above offenses following a check on the welfare incident. James was observed walking along the road with her two (2)...

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Daily News Release – Monday, August 20, 2018 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Criminal Mischief Arrest, 12:50 p.m., Sunday, August 5, 2018, 222 Eden Road – Eden Resort Inn (MT) – Lisa Ann Parker, F/43, of...
Daily News Release – Sunday, August 19, 2018 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Disorderly Conduct Arrest, 7:55 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1401 Manheim Pike – Popeyes (MT) – Samuel E. Gomez, M/25, of...
Daily News Release – Saturday, August 18, 2018 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Theft of Services / Criminal Mischief / Harassment Arrest, 7:55 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018, 1100 block Ranck Mill Road (LT) –...
Daily News Release – Thursday, August 16, 2018 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Soliciting Arrest, 9:20 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Chester Road at Fruitville Pike (MT) – Elam S. King, M/66, of Leola, PA,...
A two-vehicle crash occurred on SR 772 at the SR 222 south off-ramp at 7:05 am on August 15, 2018. A passenger car operated by Wendy Beck of Hellers Church Rd. in Leola, was struck on the right side by a box truck operated by Timothy Eager of West Rt 897 in Reinholds. Minor injuries were sustained...

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Ephrata Police warn public and businesses of yet another scam. Ephrata Police received information from the nightshift manager at the Ephrata Wendy's Restaurant regarding a Scam/Fraud involving an employee at the restaurant. Wendy's Restaurant manager reported an employee received a call at about...

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The Columbia Borough Police are investigating the theft of a wallet from Rocky's BBQ in the first Block of North 3rd Street. This theft occurred on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at approximately 3:30pm. Columbia Borough Police are looking for assistance in the identification of the subject in the...

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Ephrata Police on 01-18-19 at approximately 1240pm were called for a vehicle accident at the intersection of East Main St (US 322) and Ridge Avenue in Ephrata Borough involving an overturned trailer hauling a large truck. Delbert Martin of Ephrata was hauling a full sized flat bed truck on a large...

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Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana / Possession With Intent to Deliver LSD / Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine / Possession With Intent to Deliver THC Oil / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Prohibited Offensive Weapons / Underage Drinking Arrest, 1:52 p.m., Thursday, January 17,...

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On 1/16/19 at approximately 2:50pm a resident of Columbia came into the Police Station with a lanyard and keys he had found in Rotary Park. Anyone with information as to the owner of the keys should contact the Columbia Borough Police Department at 717-684-7735 or text LANCS to 847411.

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