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On December 7, 2018 at 2:12 a.m., Ephrata Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Church Ave, Ephrata Borough, for a vehicle accident. Police arrived to find a utility pole down with no vehicle in the area. Officers followed a fluid trail and located the vehicle and the driver in the 400 block...
On 12/6/18 at 1937 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on RT 272 at Grandview Dr. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Margaret Gusler, 63, of Reamstown, failed to stop for a red traffic signal and struck another vehicle in the intersection. Gusler was taken to an area hospital...

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Ephrata Police were called at approximately 7:45am 12-06-18 to the 1000 Block of Steinmetz Road, West Cocalico Township, for a vehicle that rolled and struck a house. Ephrata Police discovered a maroon sedan driven by Paul Reider Jr M/19 of Ephrata was traveling north on Steinmetz Road out of...

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On December 4, 2018 at 11:15 a.m., Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving a retirement community bus on Rothsville Road, near the intersection of Royer Road, Ephrata Township. A station wagon, driven by Nancy Nissly, 75, of Ephrata, struck the rear end of a Luther Acres bus,...
After posting the reported theft of an 8’ illuminated inflatable Christmas decoration on social media, Ephrata Police received several tips the item was listed for sale online. The investigation revealed Howard Good, age 50, of Ephrata, had stolen the large decoration to sell for cash. He enlisted...

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Ephrata Police arrested David J. Donley M/30 of Main St, Lititiz, PA, after he was stopped by Ephata Walmart Security for allegedly failing to pay for items he had in a shopping cart. Donley reportedly walked out of the store with several hundred dollars worth of merchandise. Donley was arrested...

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Ephrata Police recently charged Tommy Burkhart, 47, of Stevens with Simple Assault. Police allege that on October 13, 2018, while shopping in a store in the 400 block of North Reading Road, Ephrata Borough, Burkhart confronted an acquaintance and punched him in the face. The punch caused fractured...
Ephrata Police recently charged Teal R. Johnson, 19, of Lititz with Theft and Criminal Mischief. Johnson admitted to stealing $2,100 worth of farm equipment and tools from a farm in the 500 block of Stevens Road, Ephrata Township, in September. Johnson removed batteries from tractors causing an...
Ephrata Police recently charged Brandon Lee Rea, 25, of Ephrata with Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary and Theft from Motor Vehicle. Police allege that on August 18, 2018, Rea was involved in a conspiracy to burglarize a tool shed and steal items from vehicles in the 900 block of Rettew Mill...
Ephrata Police have charged Brittany Ruth, 28, of Ephrata, with Endangering the Welfare of Children. Police allege that in late July an infant child in Ruth’s care ingested heroin at a residence in Ephrata Township. Police received notification through the ChildLIne system when Ruth brought the...

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On 9/27/18 Ephrata Police are investigating an overnight burglary and theft at a farm on Stevens Rd. in Ephrata Township. During the overnight hours, unknown actors entered unlocked barns and workshop areas and stole numerous automotive type batteries from tractors and farm equipment, as well as...

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Ephrata Police are investigating an accident which occurred on 09-06-18 around 7:45am at the intersection of East Main St (US 322) and Hahnstown Road (off ramp of US 222 north). Ephrata Police found that a vehicle being operated by Donald Mellinger M/83 of Church Ave, Ephrata was eastbound on 322 (...

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Ephrata Police are investigating a smash and grab type burglary that occurred overnight at a convenience store in the 100 block of E. Main St in Reinholds, West Cocalico Township. Thieves broke a large window and entered the store and stole an undetermined amount of cigarettes. Police are reviewing...

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On Friday 8/24/18 at 4:52PM Ephrata Police responded to a Hit and Run collision with injury on East Main St. at Lincoln Ave. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle operated by a 62 year of age Ephrata woman, was travelling east on East Main Street and turned left onto Lincoln Avenue. A silver minivan, south...

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On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at approximately 8:40pm, the Ephrata Police Dept. received multiple reports of a male subject walking in the travel lanes of Rt. 222 southbound in the area of the Mohler Church Rd. overpass. While responding to the area, police received a report of a person struck by a...

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Ephrata Police have completed the investigation of fatal vehicle accident that occurred on August 2, 2018 at 11:45 p.m., at the intersection of West Main Street and Oak Street, Ephrata Borough. A motorcycle, traveling eastbound on West Main Street approaching Oak Street, struck the rear of a sedan...
Ephrata Police responded to an over turned vehicle accident in the 900 Block of West Main St (US 322) around 8:45am 11-29-18. Ephrata Police investigation revealed a Pontiac sedan driven by Tara Frattaroli F/34 of Annville, PA was traveling east in the 900 Block of West Main St when it drifted to...

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On November 29, 2018 at 1:07 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 1100 block of West Main Street, Ephrata Borough. A SUV struck a utility pole entrapping the driver. All three occupants were transported to Hershey Medical Center with varying degrees of injury...
Ephrata Police are investigating a vehicle accident that occurred on November 27, 2018 at 4:14 p.m. in the 3100 block of North Reading Road, Adamstown Borough. A northbound car entered the opposing lane for an unknown reason and collided head-on with a southbound tractor-trailer. The driver of the...
On 11-20-18 between 6am and 9am Ephrata Police conducted a speed compliance check in Ephrata Borough and Township stopping a total of 14 speed violators. Ephrata Police stopped 5 speed violators in the 40mph speed zone on Stevens Road, Ephrata Township with the highest speed violator traveling at...

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