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Ephrata Police have filed Harassment and Disorderly Conduct charges against Henry Martin, age 83, of Reinholds, following a report of unwanted physical contact between Martin and a 15 year old female. The incident occurred on 5/4/18 in the parking lot of a business in the 900 block of N. State St...
On May 14, 2018, Ephrata Police Detectives charged Michael Thomas Matthews, 51, of Ephrata with Arson Endangering Persons, Aggravated Arson, and Causing or Risking Catastrophe - all felonies of the 1st degree - after he intentionally set fire to his residence, with his wife inside. Matthews is...
At 8:36 a.m. on Monday May 14, 2018, Ephrata Police were dispatched to 51 Hoover Drive for a disturbance inside a residence between husband and wife. According to the dispatch, the 51 year old male resident was "lighting things on fire." Officers arrived to find smoke inside the residence. The man...
Scott Whitekettle M/41 of 100 block Church Ave., Ephrata was sent a summons for harassment following an incident reported on 05-07-18 around 3:30pm. Whitekettle is alleged to have punched another male in the mouth while the male was in the 100 block of N. State St., Ephrata Borough. Victim...

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On Friday May 26, 2017 at 1436 hours, an off duty Ephrata Police officer saw Todd Shane Racine, Jr., 23, of Ephrata, enter a residence in the first block of North Charles Street, Ephrata Borough. Both Ephrata Police and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department held warrants for Racine’s arrest. The...
On 5/24/17 Zachary Feltch, age 22, of Denver, was taken into custody in the 100 block of N. Reading Rd. in Ephrata Borough. Feltch was wanted on a criminal warrant held by East Lampeter Township Police. Ephrata police turned Feltch over to East Lampeter Township police.
Zachary Thomas, age 22, of Denver, was taken into custody in the 100 block of N. State St. in Ephrata Borough on 5/24/17 on an outstanding Lancaster County bench warrant. Thomas was turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for transport to Lancaster County Prison.

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On Thursday May 18, at 10:34 a.m. Ephrata police were dispatched to a bank robbery that had just occurred in the Santander Bank, 370 North Reading Road, Ephrata Township. While responding, officers received input from alert members of the public as to the possible whereabouts of the 2 suspects, who...
On 05-17-17 at approximately 1:45pm assisted the Lancaster County Drug Task Force with taking John D. Mentzer into custody in the 100 Block of East Main Street, Adamstown, PA. Mentzer was wanted on an outstanding Lancaster County Sheriff's warrant. Mentzer was turned over to the Lancaster County...

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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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On 9/28/16 at 0856 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on W. Main St. at Cresent Ave. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Elva Stauffer, age 90, of Ephrata, failed to stop for vehicles stopped in traffic and struck one vehicle pushing it into the next vehicle. Two people...

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On 9/29/16 at 1354 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 500 block of N. Ridge Rd. in West Cocalico Township. Emily Oberholtzer, age 24, of Reinholds, drove her vehicle too fast for the wet road conditions and lost control of her vehicle striking an embankment and overturning...

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On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at approximately 4:30 AM, the Ephrata Police responded for a report of a vehicle crash involving a car which lost control and struck a utility pole, causing significant damage to both the pole and vehicle. Police determined that Harrison Burnett, 21, of Reinholds, lost...

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On Monday November 14, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m. Ephrata Police investigated a crash that involved a marked police cruiser and a private citizen's vehicle. Aimee Andrew, 20, of Ephrata was stopped on East Main Street, waiting for clearance to make a left turn onto Ridge Avenue when Sergeant...
On October 29, 2016 at 6:21 p.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the first block of West Main Street, Reinholds for a vehicle accident. Witness statements and crash evidence indicated that a 68 year old Hopeland man was the victim of a medical emergency while he was driving eastbound on West Main...
Ephrata Police hold arrest warrants for Brandon Lee Sweigart, 25, previously of Ephrata. Police allege that in August, Sweigart twice burglarized a laundromat in the 300 block of North Reading Road, Ephrata Township stealing over $2,000. In September, police allege that Sweigart entered a locker...
Detectives from the Ephrata Police Department have filed theft charges against two men after an investigation revealed that they committed thefts at two different Adamstown businesses in late July and early August of this year. Police have charged Timothy James Cuthbert, 55, of Bellefonte, and his...
On September 13, 2016 at 4:40 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to the 800 Block of Clearview Ave, Ephrata Borough for a robbery that just occurred. A 21 year old male from Ephrata reported that, while parked in a parking lot of an apartment building, he met two acquaintances who robbed him at knife...

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