The Ephrata Police Department responded to the 1st block of Bethany Rd. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at approximately 4:08am for a report of a vehicle accident involving a car into a utility pole. Police arrived and found a 2010 Toyota Camry in the roadway and a utility pole completely sheered and laying in the road as well. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and was not located. Police determined a short time later that the vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of the vehicle owner in the 1st block of Brookfield Dr. in Ephrata Township. The theft occurred sometime between 8:30pm on Saturday, November 30th and 4:00am Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Police believe that a suspect or suspects were walking in the area of Brookfield Dr. overnight, checking for unlocked vehicles. Anybody with information regarding this incident, who saw anything suspicious in the area or who may have surveillance footage of suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact the Ephrata Police Department.