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On October 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., Ephrata Police Department investigated a one vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Steinmetz Road, West Cocalico Township. A sedan, driven by a 27 year old Denver man, left the roadway and stuck a utility pole and a parked vehicle. Upon arrival at the scene,...
Ephrata Police filed Cruelty to Animal charges against Chad Lee Smucker, 26, of Ephrata as the result of an investigation into an incident in the 800 block of Clearview Ave., Ephrata Borough. Police allege that on the evening of October 12, 2017, Smucker threw his girlfriend’s dog against a wall at...
Ephrata Police charged Zebadiah B. Stoltzfus, 20, of Stevens with Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief as the result of an altercation he had with a family member in the first block of Ross Road, West Cocalico Township on October 15, 2017. Stoltzfus is currently incarcerated in Lancaster County...
Several light poles along the Major Richard Winters Linear Trail were vandalized between October 13 and October 14, 2017. Wires within the pole were accessed and cut. Anyone with information about this vandalism is asked to contact Officer Lucky at 717-738-9200 x266.
Ephrata Police received a shoplifting complaint from Walmart asset protection indicating that the pictured couple stole $900 worth of On-line Streaming Players on October 13, 2017 at 2:15 a.m. from the Ephrata Walmart. Anyone who can identify this couple is asked to contract Officer Rodriguez at...

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Update to original 03/10/2017 post: https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/ephratapd/10338/cases/theft-school-pa... After posting and requesting assistance, the Ephrata Police Department received multiple tips regarding the thefts from parking lots. The tips led officers to Joseph-Jon Albert "JJ"...
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...
On Monday, March 13, 2017, Ephrata Police arrested William C. Kump, 29, of 63 Reagan Dr. Ephrata, on an outstanding warrant. Kump was wanted by the East Earl Township PD on fraud charges. Police went to Kump's residence and found him hiding in the garage underneath a blanket. He was arrested...

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On 2/12/17, Ephrata Police arrested Matthew Hand, age 29, of Coatesville, on an outstanding Chester County Bench Warrant. Hand was wanted for failing to appear on the original charge of providing False Identification to Law Enforcement. Hand falsely identified himself to Ephrata police in an...

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On 2/10/17, Ephrata Police took into custody, Gregory S. Graybill, w/m/36, of Ephrata, on an outstanding warrant for a theft charge. Graybill was wanted on the charges from an incident in December 2016 where he stole packages valued at $145.00 from a neighbor’s porch. Graybill was arraigned by...
Ephrata Police want to alert area residences of a telephone scam occurring in the area where the suspect(s) are posing as police officers reporting a relative is in jail and needs bail money. Ephrata Police were notified by an Ephrata Borough resident their elderly mother received a call from a...

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Ephrata Police responded for a traffic accident at South Reading Road and Old Mill Road on 01-25-17 at approximately 2:50pm. involving a small sedan and a motorcycle. Investigation revealed the motorcycle driven north bound on S. Reading Rd/272 by Kenneth Oswald M/63 of Lititz, Pa had stopped in a...

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On 1/13/17 at 1448 hrs. Ephrata Police Department responded to a vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Long Lane Rd, Stevens, West Cocalico Township. A 16 year old male from Denver was traveling west at a high rate of speed and lost control of a VW Jetta and struck a tree. A witness reported the...

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On Monday November 14, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m. Ephrata Police investigated a crash that involved a marked police cruiser and a private citizen's vehicle. Aimee Andrew, 20, of Ephrata was stopped on East Main Street, waiting for clearance to make a left turn onto Ridge Avenue when Sergeant...
On October 29, 2016 at 6:21 p.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the first block of West Main Street, Reinholds for a vehicle accident. Witness statements and crash evidence indicated that a 68 year old Hopeland man was the victim of a medical emergency while he was driving eastbound on West Main...
Ephrata Police hold arrest warrants for Brandon Lee Sweigart, 25, previously of Ephrata. Police allege that in August, Sweigart twice burglarized a laundromat in the 300 block of North Reading Road, Ephrata Township stealing over $2,000. In September, police allege that Sweigart entered a locker...
Detectives from the Ephrata Police Department have filed theft charges against two men after an investigation revealed that they committed thefts at two different Adamstown businesses in late July and early August of this year. Police have charged Timothy James Cuthbert, 55, of Bellefonte, and his...
On September 13, 2016 at 4:40 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to the 800 Block of Clearview Ave, Ephrata Borough for a robbery that just occurred. A 21 year old male from Ephrata reported that, while parked in a parking lot of an apartment building, he met two acquaintances who robbed him at knife...

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