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Ephrata Police recently charged Maranda L. Kachel, 28, of Ephrata, with Access Device Fraud and Theft by Deception. An acquaintance of Kachel used Kachel’s phone to order food from a delivery service. The debit card number was stored in Kachel’s phone. Police allege that between January 2022 and...
On May 13, 2022 at 6:30 a.m., Ephrata Police arrested and charged Daniel A. Buchy, 34, of Adamstown, with Strangulation and Simple Assault. Buchy was involved in an altercation at his residence in the 2800 block of North Reading Road in Adamstown Borough. Buchy, who failed to post bail, is...
Ephrata Police recently charged Alexander J. Matesig, 24, of Ephrata, with Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl). On March 28, 2022 at 7:09 p.m., Ephrata Police Department received a complaint that Matesig was driving into the on-...

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On Tuesday, April 5, 2022 the Ephrata Police received a report of an assault that had occurred in Ephrata Borough in the morning. According to the complaint, Jose H. Vazquez, 46, of Ephrata was fired from his employer on this date. He was allegedly unloading a work truck from his former employer...
Ephrata Police recently charged Maranda L. Kachel, 28, of Ephrata, with Access Device Fraud and Theft by Deception. An acquaintance of Kachel used Kachel’s phone to order food from a delivery service. The debit card number was stored in Kachel’s phone. Police allege that between January 2022 and...
On May 13, 2022 at 6:30 a.m., Ephrata Police arrested and charged Daniel A. Buchy, 34, of Adamstown, with Strangulation and Simple Assault. Buchy was involved in an altercation at his residence in the 2800 block of North Reading Road in Adamstown Borough. Buchy, who failed to post bail, is...
Ephrata Police recently charged Alexander J. Matesig, 24, of Ephrata, with Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl). On March 28, 2022 at 7:09 p.m., Ephrata Police Department received a complaint that Matesig was driving into the on-...

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On Tuesday, April 5, 2022 the Ephrata Police received a report of an assault that had occurred in Ephrata Borough in the morning. According to the complaint, Jose H. Vazquez, 46, of Ephrata was fired from his employer on this date. He was allegedly unloading a work truck from his former employer...
Ephrata Police recently charged Tyler S. Hershey, 26, of Ephrata, with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Leaving the Scene of an Accident as the result of an investigation into an accident that occurred on January 27, 2022 at 3:01 p.m., in the 100 block of South Reading Road, Ephrata...
Jackson, Daquai Anthony
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...
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 block of South State Street, Ephrata Borough. Police recovered the four-...
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 Ivan Allen, 30, last known address of Clifton Heights, PA. Allen is charged with Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Unlawful Contact with a Minor and Corruption of Minors. Police allege that in June of 2016, Allen had sexual contact...
On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) voted to approve the Ephrata Police Department (EPD) for state accreditation. There are only 144 agencies in PA who have earned accreditation. Only roughly 13% of PA police agencies have earned this honor...
Ephrata Police responded around 6:30pm on 1-2-22 to the 1000 Block of Rettew Mill Road for a hit and run accident involving a tractor trailer and a sedan. Driver of a Hyundai sedan reported they were struck by a tractor and trailer as they both negotiated a bend in the roadway. The tractor and...

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Ephrata Police were called to US 222 South just north of the Ephrata US 322 exit for reported vehicle on fire in the wooded area along the west side of the south bound lanes. Apparently a small Toyota sedan traveling south on US 222 left the roadway rolling over several times into the wooded area...

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Ephrata Police on 12-22-21 from 0600hrs until approximately 0900hrs investigated eleven (11) vehicle accidents where icy roadway conditions were a contributing factor. As a result of the eleven accidents several utility poles were struck which required repair however only one injury was reported. A...

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Ephrata Police were called on 11-30-21 at approximately 6:30pm to the first block of E. Main St for a report of several female juveniles damaging an ice sculpture. The ice sculptures were created on Friday 11-26-21 as part of the festivities for the annual Ephrata Christmas Tree Lighting. The...

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Ephrata Police are investigating the theft of two white enclosed trailers from an Ephrata construction company in the 400 block of Church Ave., Ephrata over the last six months. The company reported the first enclosed trailer taken on Aug. 17th, 2021 and subsequently reported a second smaller...

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Ephrata Police were called to WalMart in Ephrata Township on March 7, 2022. WalMart staff reported that two men had come into the store and represented fraudulent $100 bills as real. One of the men "purchased" two computers with the fake cash. The other attempted to purchase air pods with out it,...
Ephrata Police charged three individuals following an investigation into the September 30th, 2021, theft of over $1,000 worth of Yankee Candles from the Ephrata CVS Store in the 400 block of North Reading Road, Ephrata. Ephrata Police published the theft incident in October 2021, and subsequently...

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Ephrata Police responded on 2-8-22 around 0700hrs to the intersection of Texter Mountain Road and Peartown Road for a vehicle accident involving an propane tank truck. Ephrata Police determined a propane truck was traveling west on Texter Mountain Road when the driver apparently failed to stop at...
On the afternoon of January 20, 2022, the traffic signal at the intersection of North Reading Road and Willow Street in Adamstown Borough was damaged by an overside load. Ephrata Police are working with PennDOT to attempt to located the oversize load permit holder; however, additional information...

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