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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 5/12/17 at 1701 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a one vehicle accident in the first block of S. Line Rd. in West Cocalico Township. A black Saab, driven by Alison Polynone, age 31, of Ephrata, left the roadway, struck and severed a utility pole and rolled over. Polynone was taken to a hospital...

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On 5/11/17 at 0509 hrs, Ephrata Police assisted Lincoln Fire Department with a report of a gas leak at the Burger King Restaurant, 310 N Reading Rd. in Ephrata Township. Out of an abundance of caution, approximately 20 customers and employees were evacuated from the building while the extent of the...
Jacqueline Aument, age 24, of Ephrata, has been charged with Driving Under The Influence of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Privileges Suspended. Aument was stopped by Ephrata Police on April 10th, after police observed her driving poorly in the 1500 block of W. Main St. in Ephrata Borough...
On 5/5/17, Ephrata Police arrested Kayla Thorpe, age 26, of Ephrata, on Fugitive From Justice charges. Thorpe was wanted by the Charlestown South Carolina Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for Receiving Stolen Property and Fraud. Thorpe was transported to Lancaster County Central Arraignment pending...

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On Friday, November 4, 2016 at approximately 11:45 AM, Ephrata Police responded to 609 E. Main St. to Magisterial District Judge Russell's office for a report of a male subject in the lobby who appeared to have possibly overdosed. Police arrived and encountered Brandon Rea, DOB 06/04/93, of Ephrata...
Ephrata Police recently charged Tomas R. Matias, 41, of Ephrata for his involvement in a vehicle accident on September 14, 2016 at 1105 hours in the 400 block of North Reading Road, Ephrata Township. Matias pulled from a parking lot onto North Reading Road and struck another vehicle. The passenger...
On October 30, 2016 at 3:26 a.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident in the 900 block of North State Street, Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by Bryan E. Burkholder, 42, of Ephrata struck a utility pole. Burkholder was arrested for DUI. His BAC was .248%.
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...

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On 7/26/16 at 1400 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving two vehicles, in the 3000 Block of N. Reading Rd. at S. Poplar St. in Adamstown Borough. One of the vehicles was blocking the roadway. A north bound pickup truck, driven by Mark Buchta, age 42, of Sinking Spring, drove...

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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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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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