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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...
On 6/3/17 at 1051 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on S. Line Rd. at Indiantown Rd. in West Cocalico Township. Rebecca Clifton, of Philadelphia, pulled out from the stop sign on Wabash Rd. into the path of another vehicle southbound on S. Line Rd. No one was injured and one...

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On 6/2/17 at 0853 hrs., Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle vs buggy accident in the 700 block of Glenwood Dr. The buggy and the car were both eastbound on Glenwood Dr. in Ephrata Township. Micaela Sensenig, age 18, of Ephrata, attempted to pass the buggy, but swerved back into her lane due to...

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Ephrata Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with identifying the male in these photos. He was a passenger in the white VW and was involved in several thefts/vehicle break-ins. He has a tattoo on his left forearm and another on his right shoulder. If you have any information that...

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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 7/9/16 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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Following an investigation into distribution of Heroin, the Ephrata Police, along with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at 111 Grant Street, Ephrata Borough on Friday July 8, 2016 at approximately 6:30 a.m. Investigators located several residents inside as well as...
On 7/6/16 at 1501 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on E. Mohler Chruch Rd. at Ridge Ave. in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by Elizabeth Stacks, age 72, proceeded from a STOP sign into the path of a vehicle on Ridge Ave., causing a collision. The driver of the vehicle on Ridge...

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On Monday 6/20/16 at 1354hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident, involving four vehicles, in the 400 block of N. Reading Rd. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Rodger Weaver, age 52, of Ephrata, started the chain reaction collision when it failed to stop and struck a vehicle...

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On 6/17/18 at 1732 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 2300 block of W. Route 897 in West Cocalico Township. An east bound vehicle slowed to turn into a private driveway and was struck from behind by a following vehicle driven by Jolene Seibel, age 25, of Reinholds, PA. No...

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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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The Ephrata Police investigated two (2) business burglaries that occurred in the overnight hours from Friday May 8, 2015 to Saturday May 9, 2015. Zimmerman's Transport and Zimmerman's Excavating were both entered illegally. The businesses were ransacked and money was taken. Anyone with information...
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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