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On Thursday, April 20th, the Ephrata Police Department conducted traffic enforcement in Adamstown Borough. Police conducted speed enforcement in the 200 block of Adamstown Rd. between 2:00-4:00pm and cited 12 drivers with speeding violations ranging from 41-50mph in a posted 25mph speed zone...

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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...
Ephrata Police are investigating a hit and run accident with injuries that occurred in the 600 Block of South Reading Road on 04-20-17 around 1220hrs. Vehicle driven by John Roark 35/M of Ephrata was traveling south on South Reading Road when as he slowed to turn into the Wawa parking lot he was...
On 04-20-17 at approximately 0945am Ephrata Police investigated a crash involving a straight body truck hauling a load of roofing shingles and two utility poles being snapped. The crash occurred when the truck carrying the shingles missed a turn and upon backing up struck a utility pole which then...

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On Monday 4/17/17 at 2030hrs. Ephrata Police responded to a tip received by TIP 411 and arrested Brandon Rea, age 23, of Ephrata, on an outstanding Lancaster County Bench Warrant. Rea had been wanted for several weeks and was located at a residence on S. Maple St in Ephrata Borough.

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On November 16th the Ephrata Police arrested Amy Lynn Eastridge, 32 of Dever Pa, for Retail Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after she was observed by staff at Giant Food Store concealing approximately $75 worth of merchandise inside her clothing and purse. The merchandise was recovered...
Ephrata man charged with Arson after fire at his residence. Ephrata Police have charged Barry L. Foltz, Jr., 34, with Arson after an investigation revealed he had set fire to the home in which he resides. The origin of the fire was the garage. Seven people lived in the residence including the home...

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An Ephrata man is charged with delivering heroin to an Ephrata resident who died in June of an overdose. On November 11, 2016 at 8:25 a.m., Ephrata Police arrested Ramon A. Beachy, 32, at a residence in the 300 block of Duke Street, Ephrata Borough. On Thursday, Ephrata Police obtained a warrant...
On 11/9/16 at 2024 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to an apartment in the 100 block of E. Main St. Adamstown Borough, for a report of domestic violence. Stephanie Kuhn, age 40, of Adamstown, was taken into custody after police determined she had engaged a male partner in a physical confrontation...
Jonathan Olavarria, age 26, of Ephrata, has been charged with Disorderly Conduct following a disturbance in Ephrata Borough on 11/3/16. An Ephrata Police Officer and a Community Service Officer were conducting parking enforcement in the downtown area. Olavarria’s vehicle was receiving a parking...

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On 8/27/16 at 1710hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on RT. 322 at Rt. 222. A westbound vehicle, driven by Millo Dadebo, age 20, of Ephrata, turned left in front of an approaching eastbound vehicle and the two vehicles collided. No one was injured in the accident. Both vehicles...

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On 8/27/16 at 1543hrs, Ephrata Police were called to Heritage Rd at Riverside Dr. in Ephrata Township for a bicyclist that had been struck by a car. Witnesses reported that an 8 year old boy rode his bike on the street, through a STOP sign on Riverside Dr. and into the path of a vehicle driving on...

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On Friday 8/26/16 at 0220 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to the Turkey Hill, 903 S. State St. in Ephrata Borough for a reported robbery. A male entered the store wearing a dark colored hoodie, work gloves and a blue bandanna covering his face. The male pointed to the register and did not display a...

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On 8/24/16 at 0810 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving a horse and buggy in the 200 block of Meadow Valley Rd. in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by Adam Newswanger, age 84, of Lititz PA, was east bound on Meadow Valley Rd. when he came upon and struck a horse and buggy...

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On 8/22/16 at 1135hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident involving three vehicles in the 200 Block of S. Reading Rd. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Cynthia Tomlin, of Virginia Beach, VA, struck a vehicle that was waiting for another vehicle to make a left turn, causing that...

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The driver of a gold minivan (pictured) became pinned after she stepped out to retreive a dropped item at the Susuehanna Bank drivethrough at 1300 West Main Street, Ephrata. Joy Oberholtzer, 30, of Ephrata, was confined between the door of her van, the protective bollard, and the ground when the...
On June 18, 2015 at 1836 hours Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment at the intersection of Route 322 and Hahnstown Road, Ephrata Township. A box truck driven by Jeremy Wenrich, 24, of East Earl collided with a sedan driven by a 17 year old Ephrata male in the intersection...
Ephrata Police arrested an Ephrata couple for using a stolen credit card belonging to an Ephrata resident at multiple local businesses on June 16, 2015. Police charged Joy K. Patterson, 30, and Matthew S. Patterson, 32, with multiple counts of Access Device Fraud, Theft by Deception and Criminal...
Ephrata Police arrested three suspects; a female and two brothers, following an all night manhunt stemming from a theft incident in the late evening hours of 5-28-15 at the Weis Markets in the 300 Block of North Reading Road, Ephrata. Ephrata Police were called to the Weis Markets around 10pm on 5-...

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On May 7, 2015, Ephrata Police received a report of a Facebook video depicting two (2) youths in the public parking lot behind the Whistlestop Plaza. The youths in question appeared significanlty intoxicated. Investigators worked to identify those involved and to establish a time frame in which the...

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