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Ephrata Police have charged Gary M. Lagaza, 50, of Ephrata, with Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. Police allege that on September 15, 2018, Lagaza attempted to purchase a firearm from an Ephrata area gun dealer and falsified information on the Pennsylvania State Police Application / Record of...
On 2/4/19 at 1353 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Lincoln Avenue at East Pine Street in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed a sedan driven by Matthew Lemaszewski, 18, of Leola, was south on Lincoln Avenue when it failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck by a...

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On 1/31/19 at 1435 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Martin Avenue at Lancaster Avenue in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed a pickup truck operated by Tyrone Miller, 56, of Stevens, pulled from a stop sign on a traffic way and struck the side of a Subaru as it drove...

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On the afternoon of January 28, 2019, Ephrata Police posted a story on Crimewatch and social media requesting the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in the theft of a key from a local bed & breakfast inn. By noon on January 29, 2019, the key had been recovered, a suspect has been...
Ephrata Police at approximately 1015pm 1-28-19 were called to the area of Martin Avenue and Holly Drive, Ephrata Borough for a vehicle accident involving an over turned vehicle. Ephrata Police arrived to find a gray Toyota on it's roof and into a utility pole. The Toyota sedan operated by Dane...

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Ephrata Police recently charged Jason C. Butler, 25, of Lititz, with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana. On December 26, 2018 at 12:40 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to a delivery services business in the 800 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Township, for a drug violation. The manager of...
Ephrata Police arrested Nataisha J. Galarza-Sanchez F/21 of Lancaster on 01-19-19 following a report from Ephrata Walmart Loss Prevention she allegedly took items from the Ephrata Walmart on 1-19-19 at approximately 2:30pm valued at approximately $30.00. Galarza-Sanchez was issued a summons for a...

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Ephrata Police arrested Kiara N. Mealing F/19 of Lancaster on 01-19-19 at approximately 5:45pm following a Shoplifting incident at the Ephrata Walmart 800 Block of East Main St, Ephrata. Ephrata Walmart Loss Prevention reported Mealing allegedly took a shopping cart full of items valued over $600...

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On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:45pm the Ephrata Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle which was seen parked on the street in the area of 81 E. Pine St. in Ephrata Borough. Police arrested Dakota Stone, 19, of Lancaster on an outstanding Lancaster County bench warrant...
On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:45pm the Ephrata Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle which was seen parked on the street in the area of 81 E. Pine St. in Ephrata Borough. Police arrested Glen Applegate, 25, of Ephrata on an outstanding Lancaster County bench warrant...

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On Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:07pm, Ephrata Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the 100 block of E Main St. in Ephrata Borough. Police found that a 62 year old female pedestrian (Denver, PA resident) was struck by a minivan travelling eastbound. The minivan was operated by a...

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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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On Thursday, November 22, 2018 between 6:00pm-8:00pm, a resident of the 200 Blk of Church Ave. in Ephrata Borough reported that a slate blue 2005 Chevy Cobalt was stolen from the rear of the address. The owner left the keys inside the vehicle. At approximately 2:45am on Friday, November 2018, the...

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Ephrata Police are investigating two incidents of Criminal Mischief at the Ephrata Township Park, 436 E. Fulton St. in Ephrata Township. Between November 12 and November 21 2018, vandals have twice spray painted graffiti on a park building, causing approximately $500.00 in damage. If you have any...

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On 11/9/18 at 0313 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident involving seven vehicles, in the 200 block of West Main Street in Ephrata Borough. Rafael Pena-Colon, 36, of Philadelphia PA, reported he fell asleep while driving a large box truck west on West Main St. The truck drifted to the...

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Ephrata Police on 01-18-19 at approximately 1240pm were called for a vehicle accident at the intersection of East Main St (US 322) and Ridge Avenue in Ephrata Borough involving an overturned trailer hauling a large truck. Delbert Martin of Ephrata was hauling a full sized flat bed truck on a large...

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Ephrata Police are seeking help with identifying a person of interest in a theft case. On the afternoon of January 3, 2019, a patron of Walmart reported that her purse had been removed from her unattended shopping cart. A few minutes later, another customer found the purse at another location in...
Over the past three weeks Ephrata Police have arrested ten people for retail theft at Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township. Eight of the arrests were initiated by Walmart asset protection. One of the arrests occurred when an on-duty officer noticed Karli Cover pushing a cart full of...
Ephrata Police are investigating the theft of over 30 Bolts and Washers from the wooden safety rail along the Ephrata Rail Trail Ephrata Public Works Department reported over 30 bolts and washer missing from the wood rail along the Ephrata Rail Trail in the 100 Block of North State Street. The...

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Ephrata Police on 12-20-18 at approximately 7:00am arrested Justin A. Spoo M/24 and Stephanie Wanner F/28 both of Ephrata for Theft of a bicycles from the porch of a home in the 400 block of South State Street, Ephrata. Ephrata Police at approximately 6:30am received a report of a theft of two...

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