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On 7/11/18, Ephrata Police were called to the area of Windy Mansion Rd. and Swamp Bridge Rd. in West Cocalico Township, for a report of two joggers who were nearly struck by an errant bullet. The female joggers, ages 25 and 19, reported as they jogged in the 500 Block of Swamp Bridge Rd. they heard...
On Wed. July 18, 2018 at 9:05am Ephrata Police responded to the 200 blk of Washington Ave. in Ephrata Borough for a report of a violation of a Protection From Abuse Order. Police located the suspect, Scott Whitekettle, a short distance from the reported location of the violation and placed him...
On 7/18/18 at 2013hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on N Reading Rd. at Schoeneck Rd. A vehicle driven by Wesley Kurtz, 23, of Reinholds, failed to stop for a red traffic signal and struck another vehicle in the intersection. An 81 year old female passenger in the struck vehicle...

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On 7/18/18 at 1340 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on W. Main St. at Academy Dr. in Ephrata Borough. A work van driven by Michael Sullivan, 27, of Souderton PA, was east bound on Main St., when Sullivan was distracted by reaching for a water bottle. Sullivan’s vehicle proceeded...

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On July 15, 2018 at 7:30am, the Ephrata Police received a report of a theft from a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn, 380 E Main St. Ephrata Borough. The person reported that a laptop computer, bag containing personal items and some cards and gifts were stolen from the vehicle...

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On 7/11/18, Ephrata Police were called to the area of Windy Mansion Rd. and Swamp Bridge Rd. in West Cocalico Township, for a report of two joggers who were nearly struck by an errant bullet. The female joggers, ages 25 and 19, reported as they jogged in the 500 Block of Swamp Bridge Rd. they heard...
On Wed. July 18, 2018 at 9:05am Ephrata Police responded to the 200 blk of Washington Ave. in Ephrata Borough for a report of a violation of a Protection From Abuse Order. Police located the suspect, Scott Whitekettle, a short distance from the reported location of the violation and placed him...
Ephrata Police investigated complaints of graffiti vandalism to 19 properties in a 9-block radius of downtown Ephrata Borough which occurred during the early morning hours of July 2, 2018. Most of the vandalism contained the word “SUNA”. This graffiti vandalism spree caused approximately $8,750 in...
On 7/4/18 at 1357 hrs, Ephrata Police were called to Giant, 850 E. Main St Ephrata Township for a retail theft that just occurred. Store employees reported a female suspect concealed $68.97 worth of items in her purse and fled in a Silver Dodge Charger and they provided the vehicle registration...
Ephrata Police responded to the 800 Block of East Main St where they arrested Raymond C. Miller III M/53 of the 800 Blk of E. Main St, Ephrata on an outstanding misdemeanor Harassment warrant issued through the Chester County DA office. Miller was located at his residence and taken into custody...

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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 7/18/18 at 2013hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on N Reading Rd. at Schoeneck Rd. A vehicle driven by Wesley Kurtz, 23, of Reinholds, failed to stop for a red traffic signal and struck another vehicle in the intersection. An 81 year old female passenger in the struck vehicle...

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On 7/18/18 at 1340 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on W. Main St. at Academy Dr. in Ephrata Borough. A work van driven by Michael Sullivan, 27, of Souderton PA, was east bound on Main St., when Sullivan was distracted by reaching for a water bottle. Sullivan’s vehicle proceeded...

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On July 15, 2018 at 7:30am, the Ephrata Police received a report of a theft from a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn, 380 E Main St. Ephrata Borough. The person reported that a laptop computer, bag containing personal items and some cards and gifts were stolen from the vehicle...

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On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 between 7:00am and 9:30am the Ephrata Police Department conducted speed enforcement in the first block of East Main St. in Reinholds. Police cited 14 drivers with speeding offences. Violations ranged from 40-47mph in the posted 25mph speed zone and violations occurred in...

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On 7/8/18 at 1911 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a hit and run type vehicle accident in the 600 block of E. Main St. in Ephrata Borough. Witnesses, and the 57 year old male driver of a Chevrolet Equinox reported he was stopped and waiting to make a left turn when he was struck from behind by...

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On Monday 7/16/18 into Tuesday 7/17/18, the Ephrata Police Department arrested three individuals in the Ephrata Area that were wanted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department on outstanding Probation / Parole Violations. On Monday, 7/16/18, at approx. 830pm, the Ephrata Police received a call...
The Ephrata Police Department has concluded the investigation into a shooting reported on July 4, 2018 at 8:34 p.m. Police have determined that the original report of a shooting in the area of the basketball court along the Major Dick Winters Memorial Trail was false, as originally suspected. The...
On Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 7:08 p.m., Ephrata Police received a call from Sheetz, 891 East Main Street, Ephrata Township, informing police that a group of five people entered the store, two of whom stole frozen dessert treats. Police located the group in the parking lot near a light-colored sedan...
On the evening of July 4, 2018 at approximately 8:34 p.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital for a report of two patients who presented with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Following protocol and Pennsylvania Law, the hospital notified police.. The victims –...
Ephrata Police are investigating graffiti vandalism that occurred over the weekend to a residence in the 100 block of West Fulton Street and the bridge overpass on West Main Street at Route 272, Ephrata Borough. If you have any information about possible suspects or recognize the tagging, contact...

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