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On Thursday May 18, at 10:34 a.m. Ephrata police were dispatched to a bank robbery that had just occurred in the Santander Bank, 370 North Reading Road, Ephrata Township. While responding, officers received input from alert members of the public as to the possible whereabouts of the 2 suspects, who...
Ephrata Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a residence in the 800 Block of Grandview Drive in Ephrata Township. Homeowner arrived home for lunch to discover several electronic items missing from the residence. It was determined the burglary occurred sometime between 8am and 1:30pm...

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Ephrata Police conducted a speed compliance check in the 100-200 blocks of Church Avenue in Ephrata Borough on Monday 05-17-17 from 2pm-6pm. Ephrata Police cited eleven (11) motorist for exceeding the posted 25mph speed limit, with the highest speed cited at 43mph.
On 05-17-17 at approximately 1:45pm assisted the Lancaster County Drug Task Force with taking John D. Mentzer into custody in the 100 Block of East Main Street, Adamstown, PA. Mentzer was wanted on an outstanding Lancaster County Sheriff's warrant. Mentzer was turned over to the Lancaster County...
This man is suspected of stealing several hundred dollars of merchandise on 4/26 around 2:25pm. He left in the pictured vehicle. Please call us at 717.733.8611 if you can help us identify him or leave a tip here on our Ephrata Police Crimewatch page.

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Ephrata Police were called to the neighborhood park in the 300 Block of Jeff Avenue for a male stumbling around. Police located Jordan R. Kellander M/22 of Ephrata stumbling in the rear yard of adjacent to the park. Kellander was intoxicated on an unknown substance. He was cited for Public...
Ephrata Police arrested Frank V. Helman 40/M for being a fugitive from justice. Helman formerly of Ephrata was wanted by Pennsylvania State Probation and Parole after violation of his parole once he walk away from the Adapt Program in Reading. Helman was located at the intersection of West Main...
Ephrata Police arrested Matthew S. Patterson on Monday 5-11-15 at the Ephrata Wal-Mart in the 800 Block of East Main St after Wal-Mart loss prevention reported they stopped him as he is to have alleged to walk out of of the store with paying for over $400.00 in items. Ephrata Police arrested...

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On Thursday May 07, 2015, Ephrata Police filed charges against Bruce Schmidt, 52, of Lebanon for 2 counts of Sexual Abuse of Children – Possession of Child Pornography, and 1 count of Criminal Use of a Communication facility. Earlier this year, Schmidt dropped his computer off at a local computer...
David Graham was taken into custody during a investigation of domestic violence, in the 200 Block of Lincoln Ave. Ephrata Borough PA. Graham was charged with Simple Assault and transported to Lancaster County Central Arraignment pending arraignment.

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