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On 3/20/17 at 1618hrs Ephrata Police responded to a building fire at 102 Meadow Valley Rd. in Ephrata Township. The witnesses reporting the fire indicated the flames were already through the roof. Police and fire crews found the detached garage of the unoccupied residence fully involved in fire...
On Monday 3/20/17 at 1858hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident involving injuries in the 3600 block of Rothsville Rd in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle operated by Donald Kitchen, age 80, of Ephrata, pulled from a parking lot into the path of a vehicle west bound on Rothsville Rd. The two...

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Ephrata Police on Sunday 03-19-17 at approximately 1220hrs picked up Todd S. Racine M/22 on a felony Forgery warrant. Racine was found at his home in the 1300 block of West Main Street Ephrata where he was taken into custody without incident. Ephrata Police Det. Bartholomew had filed Felony Forgery...
Ephrata Police arrested an Ephrata man for assaulting an eleven year old child. Paul S. Wetter, 43 of Ephrata was charged with Simple Assault. Police allege that Wetter struck the side of the child’s head three times and kicked the child’s leg on the evening of March 14, 2017 at a residence in...
Ephrata Police filed DUI charges against Sarah E. Wills, 33, of Ephrata. On February 22, 2017 at 11:05 p.m. Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident in the first block of East Chestnut Street, Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Wills struck two parked cars. Wills was arrested for DUI. A...

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On 11/23/16, Ephrata Police took Matthew L. Enck, age 32, of Denver, into custody on a probation violation detainer at the Ephrata office of Lancaster County Probation. When Enck was taken into custody, he was found to be in possession of marihuana. Enck was also found to be in possession of...
On 11/23/16, Ephrata Police took Derek Bollinger, age 28, of Denver, into custody on a detainer for a probation violation and transported him to Lancaster County Prison. Bollinger was involved in several disturbances and theft from vehicle incidents in Ephrata on 11/22/16 with charges pending for...
On 11/23/16, at 1155hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a retail theft incident at Walmart, 890 E. Main St. in Ephrata Township. Melissa Rhen, age 31, of Denver, was observed selecting $328 in merchandise and leaving the store without paying for it. When approached by store employees, Rhen abandoned...
On 11/23/16 Brandon Lee Sweigart Jr, age 25, of Ephrata, was taken into custody in Lebanon County. He was turned over to Ephrata Police on four outstanding criminal warrants for Burglary, Theft and Access Device charges. Sweigart was arraigned by MDJ Russell and received $125,000 bail and was...
Ephrata Police arrested Jhalonda Tara Gilbert, 24, of Ephrata after she was caught shoplifting merchandise at Walmart by loss prevention staff. Gilbert allegedly concealed $55.00 worth of merchandise in her pocketbook prior to checking out other merchandise and leaving the store. Gilbert was...

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On 9/9/16 at 1821 hrs. Ephrata Police were dispatched to assist with an unconcious person at a farm in the 800 block of Glenwood Dr. in Ephrata Township. Police arrived and found that a six year old boy had his neck crushed between the frame and the bed of a dump truck that was being lowered. An...
On 8/27/16 at 1710hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on RT. 322 at Rt. 222. A westbound vehicle, driven by Millo Dadebo, age 20, of Ephrata, turned left in front of an approaching eastbound vehicle and the two vehicles collided. No one was injured in the accident. Both vehicles...

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On 8/27/16 at 1543hrs, Ephrata Police were called to Heritage Rd at Riverside Dr. in Ephrata Township for a bicyclist that had been struck by a car. Witnesses reported that an 8 year old boy rode his bike on the street, through a STOP sign on Riverside Dr. and into the path of a vehicle driving on...

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On Friday 8/26/16 at 0220 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to the Turkey Hill, 903 S. State St. in Ephrata Borough for a reported robbery. A male entered the store wearing a dark colored hoodie, work gloves and a blue bandanna covering his face. The male pointed to the register and did not display a...

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On 8/24/16 at 0810 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving a horse and buggy in the 200 block of Meadow Valley Rd. in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by Adam Newswanger, age 84, of Lititz PA, was east bound on Meadow Valley Rd. when he came upon and struck a horse and buggy...

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On September 15, 2015 at 9:39 a.m., graffiti of a threatening nature was found in a restroom at Ephrata High School, 803 Oak Boulevard, Ephrata. School District Administration immediately notified the Ephrata Police Department and conducted a cooperative investigation. Staff determined that there...
The Ephrata Police Department is currently investigating threatening graffiti at Ephrata High School. A release from the school district is attached.

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Walmart asset protection associates accuse the pictured white male of stealing a $400 Go Pro camera from the electronics department in the Walmart at 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township on August 18, 2015. Anyone who recognizes the male is asked to call Ephrata Police Department at 717-733-8611.
Ephrata Police received a report of a Peacock being taken from a vehicle while the owner of the bird was at the Green Dragon Farmer's Market in the 900 Block of North State Street on Friday 8-21-15. Victim who is from Nesquehoning, PA, reported he was at the farmer's market attending the live...

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Two vehicles collided in the 1200 block of Division Highway (US 322) on 08-11-15 around 325pm. Vehicle driven by Christopher Green M/41 of Phoenixville, Pa was traveling east bound on US 322 when a vehicle driven by Shirley Wilk F/73 of Ephrata, Pa reportedly pulled from a dental office driveway...

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