On 12/17/17, Ephrata Police arrested Jesse Gettle, age 28, of Denver, on several outstanding warrants for his arrest from Berks and Lancaster County. Police received a tip that Gettle was being treated at a local hospital. Gettle fled prior to police arrival but was captured after a brief foot chase. At the time of his arrest, Gettle was in possession of $80.00 in stolen lottery tickets, determined to be stolen from an Ephrata business earlier in the morning. Gettle was turned over to Lancaster County Sheriff Department for prison commitment. Gettle will also be charged with Felony Retail Theft for the lottery tickets.