Serving the municipalities of Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township, West Cocalico Township and Adamstown Borough, our officers and civilian employees are committed to providing the highest level of service to our citizens and our community and we strive to keep our neighborhoods safe through effective law enforcement as well as by preventing crimes before they occur.
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The Ephrata Police Department, in conjunction with CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Inc, is proud to introduce our “Local Lens” program. Local Lens invites individuals and businesses to contribute to the safety of their neighborhood by registering their security cameras with the Ephrata Police Department.
As a reminder, the parking lot of Ephrata Borough Hall / Ephrata Police Department is a Safe Trading Location, also known as a Meetup Spot, for buyers and sellers from online and mobile marketplaces to meet in person to complete transactions. This Safe Trading Location, intended to improve the security of in-person transactions, is a community location that is public, surveilled, well-lit and monitored by the police department.
The Ephrata Police Dept. is a PA MedReturn location The goal is to help fight prescription drug abuse, especially among children and teenagers who often resort to unused or expired medications. Residents may dispose of unused prescription medications by depositing them in the blue box located in the lobby of the Ephrata Police Station. The box will accept: prescription and over-the-counter solid medications (tablets and capsules); and pet medications.
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 the Ephrata Police Department, with the assistance of the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department, arrested Chad Earl Frantz (37) of Goodville in regards to allegations of sexual assault. Chad Frantz is accused of sexually assaulting a female victim in 2010...
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.
On Friday, April 10, 2015 around 11pm, police were called to the area of Bethany Rd. at Akron Rd. for a report of a vehicle which had driven off the road into a field. Police arrived and found a red Eagle Vision stuck in the field. The driver was identified as Brandon Lee Rea, 21, of Ephrata. He...
On 04-08-15 at approximately 1900hrs Ephrata police arrested Vincent L. Burns 50/M Last known address of Water Street, Washington Boro, Pa. for a retail theft (shopping lifting) for taking a large slab of Angus Beef valued at $63.00 from Redner’s Warehouse Market on N. Reading Road, Ephrata...
Ephrata Police filed Disorderly Conduct and Harassment citiations against Jorge Andrew Camargo, 34, of Ephrata for his involvement in a fight in the first block of North Church Street, Ephrata Borough, on 4/6/15 at 9:24 p.m.