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Ephrata Police have charged Rick Lee "Turtle" Vierling, 48, male, of Ephrata with one count of Distributing a Small Amount of Marijuana - Not for Sale. It is alleged that Vierling gave an unsolicited small amount of marijuana to a 17 year old female who was working at the restaurant he frequented...
On 5/24/18 at 2311hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 1700 Block of Lincoln Gardens Rd. in Ephrata Township. The investigation revealed a Ford Mustang driven by Paul Lukridge, 43, of Ephrata, drove off the right side of the road way and struck a utility pole. Lukridge was not...

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On 5/24/18, Michael Thomas-Matthews, 51, of Ephrata, was released from a Philadelphia area hospital and was taken into police custody. He was arraigned on the charges of Arson Endangering Persons, Aggravated Arson and Causing Or Risking A Catastrophe. The charges stem from an incident on May 14,...
On May 23, 2018 at 1:59 p.m., within one hour of obtaining and publicizing an arrest warrant, Ephrata Police received a tip and located Brianne E. Mankins at a residence in the 700 block of Primrose Lane, Ephrata Township. Mankins will be arraigned this evening. Previous Release: Ephrata Police...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Brianne E. Mankins, 22, last known address of Ephrata. On May 22, 2018 at 12:32 a.m., Ephrata Police responded to the first block of East Pine Street, Ephrata Borough, to investigate a report of suspicious activity. Police located Mankins asleep in a...

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Ephrata Police have charged Rick Lee "Turtle" Vierling, 48, male, of Ephrata with one count of Distributing a Small Amount of Marijuana - Not for Sale. It is alleged that Vierling gave an unsolicited small amount of marijuana to a 17 year old female who was working at the restaurant he frequented...
On 5/24/18, Michael Thomas-Matthews, 51, of Ephrata, was released from a Philadelphia area hospital and was taken into police custody. He was arraigned on the charges of Arson Endangering Persons, Aggravated Arson and Causing Or Risking A Catastrophe. The charges stem from an incident on May 14,...
On May 23, 2018 at 1:59 p.m., within one hour of obtaining and publicizing an arrest warrant, Ephrata Police received a tip and located Brianne E. Mankins at a residence in the 700 block of Primrose Lane, Ephrata Township. Mankins will be arraigned this evening. Previous Release: Ephrata Police...
Ephrata Police have filed Harassment and Disorderly Conduct charges against Henry Martin, age 83, of Reinholds, following a report of unwanted physical contact between Martin and a 15 year old female. The incident occurred on 5/4/18 in the parking lot of a business in the 900 block of N. State St...
On May 14, 2018, Ephrata Police Detectives charged Michael Thomas Matthews, 51, of Ephrata with Arson Endangering Persons, Aggravated Arson, and Causing or Risking Catastrophe - all felonies of the 1st degree - after he intentionally set fire to his residence, with his wife inside. Matthews is...

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Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Brianne E. Mankins, 22, last known address of Ephrata. On May 22, 2018 at 12:32 a.m., Ephrata Police responded to the first block of East Pine Street, Ephrata Borough, to investigate a report of suspicious activity. Police located Mankins asleep in a...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Nathan Edward Heinzig for the May 18, 2017 bank robbery at Santander Bank, 270 North Reading Road, Ephrata Township. Heinzig, 36, who last resided in the Hopeland area of Clay Township, is a white, male 5’ 10” tall, 200 pounds with blue eyes. Heinzig...

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On 5/24/18 at 2311hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 1700 Block of Lincoln Gardens Rd. in Ephrata Township. The investigation revealed a Ford Mustang driven by Paul Lukridge, 43, of Ephrata, drove off the right side of the road way and struck a utility pole. Lukridge was not...

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On 5/6/18 at 1424hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on Wenger Drive in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Kate Raski, age 36, of Ephrata, swerved into the oncoming lane and struck an approaching vehicle on the side, pushing it over the curb. Raski’s vehicle came to rest...

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On 4/25/18 at 1715hrs, Ephrata Police were called to investigate a complaint of an open burning ordinance violation in the 100 block of East Main St. in Adamstown Borough. Police attempted to identify the violator who falsely identified himself several times. Police continued the investigation on...
Ephrata Police investigated a hit and run accident which occurred on South State St at Main St Friday 4-13-18 around 5:40pm. Ephrata Police learned from the driver of a gray Ford, Karen Sweigart that she was in traffic on S. State Street when she was struck in the rear bumper by a dark blue Jeep...

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Ephrata Police responded to the intersection of Schoeneck Road and Indiantown Road, West Coclaico Township Wednesday evening 4-4-18 around 9pm for a vehicle accident with injuries involving two SUV vehicles. Police investigation found that a vehicle being driven by Sandra Styer-Martin F/62 of...

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Ephrata Police recently completed the investigation of a vehicle accident that occurred in the 600 block of Mount Airy Road, West Cocalico Township, on March 13, 2018 at 0820 hours. A red Mazda sedan driven by Austin Sauder, 18, of Stevens, lost control and collided with a red Pontiac driven by...
At 8:36 a.m. on Monday May 14, 2018, Ephrata Police were dispatched to 51 Hoover Drive for a disturbance inside a residence between husband and wife. According to the dispatch, the 51 year old male resident was "lighting things on fire." Officers arrived to find smoke inside the residence. The man...
Ephrata Police arrested a male and female following an investigation into a retail theft incident reported around 11am on 05-07-18. Owner of a retail business located in the first block of New Street, Ephrata Borough reported several individuals in the store in the process of taking and concealing...

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Ephrata Police are investigating a burglary to a business in the 300 block of Swamp Bridge Road, West Cocalico Township, that occurred during the early morning hours of April 25, 2018. The suspect(s) forced a door open and stole cash from the office. Anyone with information is asked to call...
Ephrata Police Monday evening 4-23-18 around 7:50pm responded for a hazardous material spill involving large amount of oil substance that was leaking onto the roadway from a truck tractor. Witness stated it began to leak in the 200 Block of N. Reading Road covering the south lane, continuing onto...

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