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On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at approximately 10:50pm, the Ephrata Police Dept. stopped a vehicle driven by Joseph Alan Krick, 24, of Adamstown, on Blossom Ave. at Lincoln Heights Ave. in Ephrata Borough. Mr. Krick displayed signs of alcohol impairment and was arrested for suspicion of DUI. He was...
On February 15, 2019, Ephrata Police charged Shamgar J. Itwaru, 42, of Ephrata, with multiple charges related to the sexual assault of a child. Police allege that Itwaru assaulted a child from 2012-2018 at a residence in Ephrata Township. Itwaru was charged with multiple counts of Rape of a Child,...
On February 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., Ephrata Police investigated a strong-arm robbery near the intersection of Peach Alley and Church Ave., Ephrata Borough. The victim reported that he was lured to the area under the ruse of purchasing marijuana; instead, two subjects forcefully removed over $500 from...
Update February 13, 2019: Ephrata Police received numerous named and anonymous tips providing the identity of the person of interest. Thank you! On February 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., Ephrata Police investigated a strong-arm robbery near the intersection of Peach Alley and Church Ave., Ephrata Borough...

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On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at approximately 10:50pm, the Ephrata Police Dept. stopped a vehicle driven by Joseph Alan Krick, 24, of Adamstown, on Blossom Ave. at Lincoln Heights Ave. in Ephrata Borough. Mr. Krick displayed signs of alcohol impairment and was arrested for suspicion of DUI. He was...
On February 15, 2019, Ephrata Police charged Shamgar J. Itwaru, 42, of Ephrata, with multiple charges related to the sexual assault of a child. Police allege that Itwaru assaulted a child from 2012-2018 at a residence in Ephrata Township. Itwaru was charged with multiple counts of Rape of a Child,...
On February 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., Ephrata Police investigated a strong-arm robbery near the intersection of Peach Alley and Church Ave., Ephrata Borough. The victim reported that he was lured to the area under the ruse of purchasing marijuana; instead, two subjects forcefully removed over $500 from...

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Ephrata Police cited Jared L. Hughes, 31, of Ephrata, with Retail Theft after he failed to pay for merchandise at Redner’s, 423 North Reading Road, Ephrata Borough, on February 3, 2019 at 11:10 a.m. Hughes is presumed innocent.

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Ephrata Police have charged Cody A. Bowers, 21, of Lititz, with Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. Police allege that on October 6, 2018, Bowers attempted to purchase a gun from an Ephrata area gun dealer and falsified information on the Pennsylvania State Police Application / Record of Sale...

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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...
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 2/8/19 at 1318 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving four vehicles in the 700 Block of E. Main St. in Ephrata Township. An eastbound van operated by Lamar Martin, 38, of Dundee NY, struck a vehicle stopped in traffic in front of it, pushing that vehicle forward in chain...

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On 2/4/19 at 1353 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Lincoln Avenue at East Pine Street in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed a sedan driven by Matthew Lemaszewski, 18, of Leola, was south on Lincoln Avenue when it failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck by a...

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On 1/31/19 at 1435 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Martin Avenue at Lancaster Avenue in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed a pickup truck operated by Tyrone Miller, 56, of Stevens, pulled from a stop sign on a traffic way and struck the side of a Subaru as it drove...

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On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at approximately 9:40am, Ephrata Police responded to the 900 block of Rettew Mill Rd. in Ephrata Township for a report of a vehicle crash into a utility pole. Police found a Mazda 3 driven by Jesse Truitt had travelled off the left side of the roadway while travelling...

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On January 20, 2019 at 4:56 p.m., Ephrata Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 900 block of North State Street, Ephrata Township. A northbound vehicle, driven by Jaden Lee Truskey, 18, of Ephrata, traveled through an ice patch, lost control, left the roadway and...

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On February 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., Ephrata Police investigated a strong-arm robbery near the intersection of Peach Alley and Church Ave., Ephrata Borough. The victim reported that he was lured to the area under the ruse of purchasing marijuana; instead, two subjects forcefully removed over $500 from...
Update February 13, 2019: Ephrata Police received numerous named and anonymous tips providing the identity of the person of interest. Thank you! On February 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., Ephrata Police investigated a strong-arm robbery near the intersection of Peach Alley and Church Ave., Ephrata Borough...
On the afternoon of January 28, 2019, Ephrata Police posted a story on Crimewatch and social media requesting the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in the theft of a key from a local bed & breakfast inn. By noon on January 29, 2019, the key had been recovered, a suspect has been...
Ephrata Police at approximately 1015pm 1-28-19 were called to the area of Martin Avenue and Holly Drive, Ephrata Borough for a vehicle accident involving an over turned vehicle. Ephrata Police arrived to find a gray Toyota on it's roof and into a utility pole. The Toyota sedan operated by Dane...
Ephrata Police are investigating the theft of an important key from a bed & breakfast in Ephrata Borough on January 25, 2019. The antique key is from a box lock or rim lock system. Police are attempting to identify the female in the attached photographs and video. She may have information...

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