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Ephrata Police were called to the 100 Block of Martindale Road, Ephrata Township on 01-11-18 around 6:15pm for a suspicious vehicle stopped in a along the roadway blocking a driveway for an extended period of time. Ephrata Police arrived to find a male sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle while...
Ephrata Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on 01-10-18 which occurred at approximately 10:10pm. Police investigation determined a vehicle being driven north bound on N. State St by 18yr old Makayla London of the 200 Blk Duke St, Ephrata collided with a vehicle being driven west bound on...

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Ephrata Police recently charged Justin Lee Case, 29, of Paradise with Criminal Mischief and Attempted Theft by Unlawful Taking. Police allege that on the morning of December 17, 2017, Case attempted to break in to coin boxes of commercial washing machines at a laundromat in the 800 block of East...

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On Saturday, March, 25, 2017 at 9:35 AM, Ephrata Police stopped a vehicle driven by Jason H. Fulton, 40, of Ephrata. Mr. Fulton was arrested on suspicion of DUI and his BAC was determined to be 0.193%. Mr. Fulton was processed and released and charges were filed before MDJ Russell for DUI and a...

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On Sunday, March 26, 2017 at approximately 3:40 PM, Ephrata Police responded to the Turkey Hill Mini Market at 4 Hahnstown Rd. in Ephrata Township for a report of a vehicle which had driven through a fence and over an embankment. Police arrived to find that a Ford f-250 driven by Daniel A. Eshleman...
An Ephrata man has been charged with delivering heroin to a patient at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital who died as a result of an overdose. Ephrata Police detectives charged Paul Rinear, 31, of Ephrata, with a felony count of drug delivery resulting in death. On March 10, 2017 Rinear covertly...
On Saturday 3/25/17 at 2040 hrs. a 29 year old male from Ephrata reported he was robbed in the area of the basketball court at 39 E. Queen St in Ephrata Borough. The victim reported a male threatened him with a handgun while attempting to take his electric powered scooter. Ephrata Police responded...

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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"...

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On 10/26/16 at 1605 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 300 block of Ridge Avenue in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by Paul Zelem, age 54, of Ephrata, drove into the back of a delivery truck parked on Ridge Avenue. Zelem was taken to an area hospital to be checked for...

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On 10/14/16 at 0030hrs, two suspects wearing hoodies and masks robbed the Turkey Hill Convenience store at 3585 Rothsville Rd. in Ephrata Township. One suspect demanded cash from the register while the other stole cartons of cigarettes. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured.

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On 10/7/16 at 2008 hrs, Ephrata Police were called to domestic disturbance at a residence in the 2100 block of West Route 897 in West Cocalico Twp. While investigating the incident police learned two of the individuals had outstanding Bench Warrants. Alfred Flemming Jr., age 39, and Varrah...
On Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at 6:40am, Ephrata Police responded to crash involving a dump truck and a motorcycle at the intersection of E Queen St. and Swamp Bridge Rd. in West Cocalico Township. Police determined that a dump truck, owned and operated by Leonard W. Hoover, 72, of Denver proceeded from...

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On 9/29/16 at 1142 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 400 block of N. Ridge Rd. in West Cocalico Twp. A vehicle driven by Samantha Matesig, age 20, of Reinholds, was traveling too fast for the wet road conditions and left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Matesig was...

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Ephrata Police are investigating a burglary to a business in the 300 block of North Reading Road, Ephrata Township, which occurred during the late evening or overnight hours of August 9, 2016. A large amount of unwrapped change was taken from the office of the business. Police ask anyone who...
The Ephrata Police Department has been made aware of an allegation of animal cruelty involving the treatment of a horse, which is alleged to have occurred on August 2, 2016. The report was made in a timely manner and the investigation began at that time. Officers conducted interviews and follow up...
On July 14, 2016 at 2243 hours, Ephrata Police responded to the 900 block of Glenwood Drive, Ephrata Township for a vehicle accident with entrapment. A silver Scion sports car by Alec Yurchenko, 20, of Duncan, South Carolina struck a utility pole. Yurchenko was trapped in his vehicle for an hour as...
Ephrata Police charged Ashlea N. Bernard, 32, of Gordonville and Kimberly A. Newcomer, 35, of Manheim with Retail Theft, Theft by Deception and Criminal Conspiracy for their role in a merchandise return scam at Giant, 850 East Main Street, Ephrata Township. The scam involved bringing a receipt from...
At approximately 2:18 p.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the BB&T Bank at 399 North Reading Road, Ephrata Borough for a robbery. According to the dispatch, a white male wearing a grey shirt and jeans had presented a gun and demanded cash. He fled to the rear of the bank on foot with an...

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