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Ephrata Police recently arrested Barry Lynn Foltz, 40, of Ephrata, for Possession of a Controlled Substance. On 02/02/2023, at 1:40 p.m., an Ephrata Police officer observed Foltz and knew he had an active Lancaster County Bench Warrant. Foltz was subsequently taken into custody on his outstanding...
Ephrata Police recently charged James Francis O’Donnell Jr., 48, of Ephrata, with Theft by Unlawful Taking. On January 17, 2023, the victim, living in the 100 block of Washinton Ave., could not locate a package delivered to his address. The victim obtained nearby video footage showing a male...
Ephrata Police recently charged Derrick Thomas Lehmier, 37, of Ephrata, with Resisting Arrest and Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot. On January 17, 2023, at 11.23 a.m., Ephrata Police contacted Lehmier at a local business after receiving the report of suspicious activity involving Lehmier...
Ephrata Police charged Shawn A. Valn, 29, homeless, with Criminal Trespass. On January 25, 2023 at 6:44 a.m., maintenance workers found Valn in vacant room in an office building in the 300 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Borough. Damage was also located on a door to the building. When Valn was...
Ephrata Police recently arrested Barry Lynn Foltz, 40, of Ephrata, for Possession of a Controlled Substance. On 02/02/2023, at 1:40 p.m., an Ephrata Police officer observed Foltz and knew he had an active Lancaster County Bench Warrant. Foltz was subsequently taken into custody on his outstanding...
Ephrata Police recently charged James Francis O’Donnell Jr., 48, of Ephrata, with Theft by Unlawful Taking. On January 17, 2023, the victim, living in the 100 block of Washinton Ave., could not locate a package delivered to his address. The victim obtained nearby video footage showing a male...
Ephrata Police recently charged Derrick Thomas Lehmier, 37, of Ephrata, with Resisting Arrest and Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot. On January 17, 2023, at 11.23 a.m., Ephrata Police contacted Lehmier at a local business after receiving the report of suspicious activity involving Lehmier...
Ephrata Police charged Shawn A. Valn, 29, homeless, with Criminal Trespass. On January 25, 2023 at 6:44 a.m., maintenance workers found Valn in vacant room in an office building in the 300 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Borough. Damage was also located on a door to the building. When Valn was...
Detectives from the Ephrata Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police Troop J, have charged David Keith McGann, 51, of Quakertown with three counts of Theft by Deception. The Criminal Complaint alleges that McGann accepted approximately $15,000 in money from two separate Ephrata based...
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The Ephrata Police Department hold an active arrest warrant for Daquai Jackson. It is alleged that on September 30, 2021 Jackson stole Yankee Candles from a store in the 400 block of North Reading Road, within Ephrata Township. If you know the whereabouts of Jackson, please contact the Ephrata...
***UPDATE*** The warrant has been served and the defendant was arranged. Ephrata Police obtained an arrest warrant for Kyle R. Brackbill, 30, last know address of Lititz, for theft. Police allege that in late December Brackbill stole a trailer and a four-wheeler from a storage area in the 1000...
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 $...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Daulton Lee Blessing, 23, last known address of Denver, PA. Blessing is charged with Retail Theft, Prohibited Offensive Weapons and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Police allege that on September 12, 2018, Blessing failed to pay for $168 worth of...
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...
UPDATE- 01/04/23 **After requesting assistance from the public regarding witnesses or video, the Ephrata Police Department received additional footage related to this case. On January 3, 2023 footage from December 25, 2022 at approximately 12:25 AM was obtained which clearly showed a subject climb...

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***UPDATE-ROAD OPENED*** 12/27/22 at 7:40am ROAD CLOSURE Water Main Break The First Block of Bethany Road between US 322 (East Main St) and East Fulton Street in Ephrata Borough will be closed until approximately 0800hrs 12-27-22 due to a water main break. The Ephrata Borough Public Works reported...
Ephrata Police are investigating an attempted theft of an air conditioning unit on 12-21-22 at 0730hrs at the Adamstown Carwash in the 3000 Block of N. Reading Road (PA Rt. 272) , Adamstown Borough. Adamstown Carwash owner reported he discovered an outside air conditioning unit next to the building...

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***UPDATE*** The gun believed to have been used in this incident has been recovered by police. On Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at approximately 5:45pm, Ephrata Police officers responded to a reported altercation involving several juvenile acquaintances in the area of the Ephrata Post Office, 129...

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Ephrata Police arrested John J. Figueroa M/32 with last known address of Reading, Pa as a fugitive from justice following an incident in Reinholds area of West Cocalico Township. Ephrata Police, while conducting business checks around 2:30am on 10-13-22 in the 100 block of W. Main St, Reinholds,...
On December 20, 2022 at 7:22 p.m. the Ephrata Police Department, Ephrata Ambulance, Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company and local mutual aid fire departments were dispatched to an apartment building fire with entrapment in the 300 Block of West Main Street, Ephrata Borough. The first arriving police...
Ephrata Police received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the A Plus Sunoco, 529 W. Main St. in Ephrata Borough. On Thursday, December 1, 2022 at approximately 9:04 p.m., a male suspect walked into the store and asked for all the money in the register, and when doing so, the suspect...

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Ephrata Police are asking for assistance in identifying the two persons in the surveillance video captured on 11/26/2022 at the Ephrata Walmart. The individuals in the surveillance photographs are believed to have committed theft from multiple victims in West Cocalico Township and then used stolen...

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Recent Retail Theft Arrests at Walmart The following arrest were recently made for retail theft at Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township, based upon complaints received from Walmart Asset Protection: On November 9, 2022 at 3:49 p.m., Elisa L. Burwick, 49, of Lancaster, failed to ring $144...
On October 17, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to the 600 block of Mount Airy Road, West Cocalico Township, for a person run over by a bulldozer. Police and emergency crews arrived and determined one man was killed after being struck by the bulldozer. Police learned that...

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