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On 7/15/17 at 2237 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 2600 block of W. Route 897 in West Cocalico Township. A westbound vehicle, driven by Alyssa Merkey, age 41, of Reading, crossed over the oncoming lane, sheared a utility pole and crashed into an occupied residence. No one...

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On 7/15/17 at 2027 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident at the intersection of N. Ridge Road and Route 897 in Reinholds, West Cocalico Township. A south bound vehicle, driven by Sarah Kurczewski, age 19, of Mohnton, failed to stop for a STOP sign and struck a vehicle traveling...

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Ephrata Police arrested Kyle B. Bomgardner M/26 last known address of Stevens, PA for Burglary following a short investigation into the break in of snack bar located near the Ephrata Rec Center, Ephrata Borough. Ephrata Police investigated the break in of the snack bar on 07-12-17 where the owner...

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Ephrata Police on 07-12-17 at approximately 1:40pm were called to the first block of East Main St for a female acting strange and walking out into traffic. Police located a female at a business who was intoxicated and acting in a strange manner. Citizen reported she was yelling while outside and...
Ephrata Police on 07-12-17 at approximately 1:40pm were called to the first block of East Main St for a female acting strange and walking out into traffic. Police located a female at a business who was intoxicated and acting in a strange manner. Citizen reported she was yelling while outside and...

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Ephrata Police took Peter Ramirez m/41, of Ephrata into custody for an outstanding Berks County Sheriff's warrant. Ramirez was found in the 100 Block of Tom Avenue on Thursday 06-15-17 around 1130am. Ramirez was arrested without incident and turned over to the Berks County Sheriff Dept.
On 06-15-17 at approximately 1555hrs Ephrata Police attempted to arrest Frank O. Suriano M/39 Oak Street, Denver, PA in the 500 Block of Hertzog Valley Road, West Cocalico Twp., on an outstanding Lancaster County Sheriff's warrant. Suriano fled on foot from police and upon being stopped fought with...
On 6/13/17 at 0330 hrs., Ephrata Police investigated a report of a female nodding out in the parking lot of a business in the 900 Block Of S. State St. in Ephrata Borough. Police found Tonya Serrano, age 28, of Ephrata and her 18 month old child in the vehicle. Serrano was in possession of...
Ephrata Police charged James A. Heist, 42, of Ephrata with three counts of aggravated assault. On June 11, 2017 at 0025 hours, while a patient at Wellspan-Ephrata Community Hospital Emergency Room, Heist became combated and assaulted three members of hospital staff, a doctor, a nurse and a security...
Ephrata Police arrested Daulton L. Blessing M/21 of S. 9th St., Lebanon, PA at 8am Sunday 6-11-17 following citizen complaint of Blessing staggering, acting in a strange manner and dancing in traffic in the area of the Wallmart and Sheetz stores, 800 block of East Main St, Ephrata. Police arrived...

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On 7/11/17, Ephrata Police conducted a speed enforcement detail in the first block of Akron Road in Ephrata Borough. The speed compliance check was in response to complaints from area residents. Officers monitored the speed of all north and south bound vehicles from approximately 2PM to 6PM. Six...

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On 7/10/17 at 2154 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to vehicle accident involving a car and a bicyclist at E. Main St. at Lake St. in Ephrata Borough. An Ephrata man stopped his vehicle on Lake St. at a red light, and then started to make a right turn onto E. Main St. A west bound bicyclist made a...

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On 7/1/17 at 1405 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving three vehicles in the 800 Block of West Main St. in Ephrata Borough. A westbound vehicle, driven by Julia Griffith, age 91, of Akron, drove into the back of a vehicle stopped in traffic, causing that vehicle to strike...

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On 7/1/17 at 1050hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving three vehicles in the 100 Block of West Main St. in Ephrata Borough. An eastbound vehicle, driven by Loretta Sauder, age 44, of Ephrata, drove into the back of a vehicle stopped in traffic, causing that vehicle to strike...

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On 6/26/17 at 0643 hrs. Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Schoeneck Rd. at Stevens Rd. in Ephrata Township. A west bound vehicle driven by Wilson Galvan-Hernandez, age 21 of Lancaster, failed to stop and yield the right of way and struck a motorcycle in the intersection. The...

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This man is suspected of stealing several hundred dollars of merchandise on 4/26 around 2:25pm. He left in the pictured vehicle. Please call us at 717.733.8611 if you can help us identify him or leave a tip here on our Ephrata Police Crimewatch page.
UPDATE: Male has been identified by helpful tips from the public. Thank you to all who responded! Ephrata Police Department is trying to ID this man suspected of retail theft and the vehicle involved? Incident occurred at Walmart on Saturday 5/13/17 around 1130am. Please contact us direct at 717...
Ephrata Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Turkey Hill, 903 South State Street, Ephrata Borough on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 8:53 p.m. A masked subject entered the store, displayed a handgun, demanded cash, stole cartons of cigarettes and the contents of the cash drawer and...
On 05-04-17 at approximately 5:10pm Ephrata Police responded to a two vehicle accident with entrapment at Schoeneck and Indiantown Road in West Cocalico Township. Ephrata Police were able to determine through witnesses that a blue Ford sedan driven by a 17yr old female from Denver area pulled on to...
UPDATE-Driver Identified! On April 20, 2017 at 7:23 p.m., Ephrata Police investigated a hit and run vehicle accident in the 400 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Borough. A 2009 – 2011 silver or gray Acura TL sedan struck a parked vehicle and left the scene of the accident at a high rate of speed...

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