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Update to original 03/10/2017 post: https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/ephratapd/10338/cases/theft-school-pa... After posting and requesting assistance, the Ephrata Police Department received multiple tips regarding the thefts from parking lots. The tips led officers to Joseph-Jon Albert "JJ"...
On 3/20/17 at 1618hrs Ephrata Police responded to a building fire at 102 Meadow Valley Rd. in Ephrata Township. The witnesses reporting the fire indicated the flames were already through the roof. Police and fire crews found the detached garage of the unoccupied residence fully involved in fire...
On Monday 3/20/17 at 1858hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident involving injuries in the 3600 block of Rothsville Rd in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle operated by Donald Kitchen, age 80, of Ephrata, pulled from a parking lot into the path of a vehicle west bound on Rothsville Rd. The two...

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Ephrata Police on Sunday 03-19-17 at approximately 1220hrs picked up Todd S. Racine M/22 on a felony Forgery warrant. Racine was found at his home in the 1300 block of West Main Street Ephrata where he was taken into custody without incident. Ephrata Police Det. Bartholomew had filed Felony Forgery...
Ephrata Police arrested an Ephrata man for assaulting an eleven year old child. Paul S. Wetter, 43 of Ephrata was charged with Simple Assault. Police allege that Wetter struck the side of the child’s head three times and kicked the child’s leg on the evening of March 14, 2017 at a residence in...

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On November 2, 2016, Ephrata Police arrested Ryan F. Steffy, 28, of Stevens, for the November 1, 2016, daylight burglary of a barn in the 100 block of Gockley Road, West Cocalico Township. Police allege that Steffy entered a barn around 3:30 p.m. and stole a bicycle. Multiple witnesses assisted the...

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Ephrata Police recently charged an Adamstown Borough man with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On October 5, 2016 at 7:05 a.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West...
William Michael Stringer III, 23, of Ephrata, has been charged with Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following an incident on Saturday morning. At about 1:00 a.m., Police noticed that Stringer was asleep in his vehicle with...
Ephrata Police filed charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol against Craig Thomas Eberly, 25, of Denver, PA. Eberly was stopped when police noticed erratic driving in the 600-800 block of East Main Street at about 2:46 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Eberly was unable to perform field...
Ephrata Police charged Darvin A. Brubaker, 47, of Ephrata with failing to remain at an accident involving personal injury, failing to remain at an accident involving damage to an attended vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol. On October 23, 2016 at 10:19 p.m. a vehicle driven by...

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On Monday July 25, 2016 at approximately 1:30 pm, Ephrata Police responded to the scene of an electirc shock in West Cocalico Township. Nelson Good, 61, of Reinholds, was helping an acquaintance perform exterior repair when he inadvertantly drew current from a live wire near the roof of the home...
On 7/20/16 at 1835hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a report of a person struck by a vehicle in the 100 block of west Fulton St. in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed that an eight year old boy rode his bicycle into the path of a vehicle travelling on Fulton St. The boy received non life...

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At approximately 2:45AM on July 20, 2016, a male suspect entered the Turkey Hill store at 3585 Rothsville Rd. and demanded the money from the register. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the store on foot. A weapon was not displayed or mentioned during the...
Update: On Tuesday July 12, 2016 at 1856 hours, Ephrata Police investigated a one vehicle accident in the 200 block of Sportsman Rd. in West Cocalico Township. A bicyclist found an overturned vehicle in a small stream in the rural area. The driver had been ejected from the vehicle and was...

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On 7/9/16 at 1157 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 1500 block of Division Highway in Ephrata Township. A west bound vehicle driven by Troy Martin, age 40, of Mount Joy, failed to stop for traffic in front of it and struck another vehicle from behind. The other vehicle was...

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Ephrata Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the New Life Fellowship Church at 420 East Fulton Street, Ephrata Township overnight May 3 into May 4, 2015. On the morning of Monday May 4, 2015, Church staff discovered that someone forced entry into the church and stole the Sunday...
Brandon Lee Rea, 21, Ephrata, was the driver of a vehicle which was travelling too fast to make a turn and drove off the roadway and struck a tree. Rea reported he was not injured. His vehicle was damaged requiring towing. Police filed several traffic citations related to the crash.

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