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Ephrata Police have concluded the investigation into a near drowning of a child on June 1, 2019 at the Ephrata Community Pool, 435 Cocalico Street, Ephrata Borough. Police have charged Casilda Barrera de Rodriguez, 42, of Lebanon, with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Police allege that Barrera...
Ephrata Police investigated a crash with entrapment at approximately 2:30pm Saturday 8-3-19 in the 700 Block of West Rt. 897, in West Cocalico Township. Investigation determined the 62yr old driver, Anna Hoover of Reinholds, PA was east bound on West Rt. 897 when she apparently suffered a medical...

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Ephrata Police were called at approximately 5:30pm Saturday 8-3-19 for the report of Chickens on the roadway at the intersection of US 322 and US 222. Police found approximately 20 crates containing about 100 chickens laying along the entrance ramp to south bound US 222. The crates did not break...

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Investigators from the Ephrata Police Department have charged Nicole Lyn Crites, 40, of Lebanon, with eight counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking as the culmination of a yearlong investigation into thefts of money and jewelry at Keystone Villa, 100 North State Street, Ephrata Borough. Over the past...
Investigators from the Ephrata Police Department have charged a second person in a residential burglary case that occurred during the early morning hours of June 9, 2019 in the 1200 block of Lincoln Road, Ephrata Township. Brandi Marks, 37, of Ephrata, was charged with Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy...

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Ephrata Police arrested Steve Knauer M/50 of Wollups Hill Rd., Stevens, Pa on assault and terroristic threat charges Sunday 7-21-19 around 8pm. Ephrata Police arrested Knauer after observing him use both hands to grab a female around her neck choking her and slam her into a wall. Knauer further...
Ephrata Police arrested Miguel A. Martin m/23 of Akron, PA for Public Drunkenness early Sunday morning 7-21-19 around 1:50am following a suspicious activity call in the alley way to rear of the 100 Block of East Main St, Ephrata. Ephrata Police received a call early Sunday morning around 1:50am for...
On July 16, 2019 at 2:48 p.m., Ephrata Police arrested Timothy J. Sheaffer, Jr., 34, of Denver, on a Berks County Bench Warrant in the 400 block of Wenger Drive, Ephrata Borough. Police found that Sheaffer was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Charges of Possession of a...
Ephrata Police charged Alissa K. Cross, 31, of New Providence, with Aggravated Assault. On July 20, 2019 at 10:53 a.m., police and ambulance personnel responded to the 100 block of East Pine Street, Ephrata Borough, for a medical emergency. During the course of treatment, Cross engaged in combative...
Ephrata Police arrested Michael S. Spoo M/30 last known address of Ephrata, PA as a fugitive from justice related to an outstanding warrant through Dauphin County Probation. Ephrata Police found Spoo Monday 7-15-19 around 7:20pm hiding in an attic of a home in the 500 Block of West Route 897,...

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On 3/4/19 at 1708 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident with injuries in the 1100 block of S. State St. in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed a vehicle driven by Mona Murphy, 46, of Ephrata, was north bound on S. State St, (RT 272) and approached a line of traffic at the...

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On 2/8/19 at 1318 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving four vehicles in the 700 Block of E. Main St. in Ephrata Township. An eastbound van operated by Lamar Martin, 38, of Dundee NY, struck a vehicle stopped in traffic in front of it, pushing that vehicle forward in chain...

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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 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at approximately 9:40am, Ephrata Police responded to the 900 block of Rettew Mill Rd. in Ephrata Township for a report of a vehicle crash into a utility pole. Police found a Mazda 3 driven by Jesse Truitt had travelled off the left side of the roadway while travelling...

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On July 5, 2019 at 9:27 p.m., Ephrata Police investigated a report of vandalism to the Grater Community Park, 300 Cocalico Street, Ephrata Borough. Vandals damaged a park sign, bleachers and a bench and ripped a soap dispenser and paper towel holder off the wall in the restroom. A witness assisted...
Ephrata Police on 07-18-19 between 6:30am and 9:30am conducted a Speed Compliance Check in the area of Main and Broad Streets of Adamstown Borough. Ephrata Police stopped numerous vehicles in the area for exceeding the posted 25mph Speed Zone with the highest speed timed at 39mph in the 25mph zone.

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On 6/29/19 at 1419 hrs. Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Schoeneck Rd. at Indiantown Rd. in West Cocalico Township. A vehicle driven by Nicolas Forte, 19, of North Wales PA, pulled from a STOP sign into the path of a utility van on Schoeneck Rd. The van flipped onto its side and...

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On June 27, 2019 between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Ephrata Police conducted a speed compliance check on Old Mill Road at Opal Street, Ephrata Borough. The speed limit is 25 miles per hour. Police issued citations to nineteen drivers. The speed of drivers cited ranged from 40 mph to 61 mph.
On June 27, 2019 at 6:15 p.m., Ephrata Police arrested two homeless people for burglarizing an acquaintance’s residence while the owner was out of town on vacation. Lily Ann Fernandez, 26, and Gabriel Bond Kunu, 25, were charged with Burglary and Criminal Conspiracy. Fernandez and Kunu accessed the...

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