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On 9/27/18 Ephrata Police are investigating an overnight burglary and theft at a farm on Stevens Rd. in Ephrata Township. During the overnight hours, unknown actors entered unlocked barns and workshop areas and stole numerous automotive type batteries from tractors and farm equipment, as well as...

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Ephrata Police responded Wednesday 9-19-18 at approximately 1100hrs to the report of a burglary not in progress at the Trinity Lutheran Church in the 100 Block of East Main St, Ephrata Borough. Members of the church staff reported while they were at lunch unknown person(s) entered the church...

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Ephrata Police responded to the Goodwill Store in the 1100 block of South Reading Road (PA Rt 272) around 5pm on Wednesday 9-19-18 for a Shoplifting in progress. Store employees reported a female in process of taking several items and is accompanied by two males. Police arrived and found Varah M...

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On September 7, 2018 at 12:15pm Ephrata Police responded to Walmart, 890 E Main St. Ephrata, for a shoplifter in custody. It was reported that Chase E. Gilbert, 28, of Ephrata, took three items of clothing and a computer with an approximate total value of $700. Gilbert was arraigned before MDJ...

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Ephrata Police recently charged Michael Chong Yang, 28, of Allentown with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. On August 4, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.., Yang was the driver of a vehicle involved in a one car accident in the 500 block of Stevens Road, Ephrata Township. Yang was arrested for DUI. His blood...
Ephrata Police recently charged Brenda D. Carlson, 54, of Ephrata with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. On July 30, 2018 at 8:46 p.m., Carlson was the driver of a vehicle involved in a one car accident in the 500 block of West Main Street, Ephrata Borough. Carlson was arrested for DUI. Her...
Ephrata Police recently charged Matthew E. Cash, 26, of Ephrata with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On August 27, 2018 Ephrata Police arrested Cash in the 100 block of Church Ave on a valid Lancaster County Bench Warrant. Cash was in possession of heroin...
Ephrata Police were called to the Ephrata Wellspan Hospital around 11:00am for the report of an assault which occurred in the area of N. Line and Short Roads, Stevens, West Cocalico Township. Investigation revealed a female was driving south in her vehicle with her two (2) year old child when she...

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On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 between 7:00am and 9:30am the Ephrata Police Department conducted speed enforcement in the first block of East Main St. in Reinholds. Police cited 14 drivers with speeding offences. Violations ranged from 40-47mph in the posted 25mph speed zone and violations occurred in...

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On 7/8/18 at 1911 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a hit and run type vehicle accident in the 600 block of E. Main St. in Ephrata Borough. Witnesses, and the 57 year old male driver of a Chevrolet Equinox reported he was stopped and waiting to make a left turn when he was struck from behind by...

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On 7/5/18 at 1503hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on S. State St. at N. 11th St. in Ephrata Township. The accident involved three vehicles travelling south on S. State St. A vehicle driven by Sidney Dundon, 19, of Leola, struck the back of another vehicle that was stopping for a...

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On 6/25/18 at 1416 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving roll-over in the 800 block of Rettew Mill Rd. in Ephrata Township. A Nissan SUV driven by Richard Griffe, 60, of Ephrata, left the roadway for an unknown reason, struck a large tree and rolled over several times coming...

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On Friday 6/15/18 at 1927hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian struck at S. Reading Rd. and Old Mill Rd. in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed a 14 year old male ignored a don’t walk pedestrian signal and ran across S. Reading Rd. and into the path of a...

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UPDATE: Hit and Run accident that occurred in the early morning hours of 08-04-18 and posted 08-05-18 to Crimewatch: Ephrata Police located the owner of the striking vehicle on 08-05-18 at approximately 0900hrs. The owner, Carlos Estrella after seeing the Ephrata Police crimewatch posting called...
Ephrata Police are investigating a Hit and Run Accident which occurred in the first block of Misty Lane, Ephrata Township. The crash occurred around 1230am Saturday morning 8-4-18. The vehicle struck a parked trailer carring a boat causing damage to the trailer and boat. The Hit and Run vehicle...

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The Ephrata Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle crash involving a car and a motorcycle which occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the intersection of West Main Street and Oak Street, Ephrata Borough. A motorcycle traveling eastbound on West Main Street...
On Monday 7/16/18 into Tuesday 7/17/18, the Ephrata Police Department arrested three individuals in the Ephrata Area that were wanted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department on outstanding Probation / Parole Violations. On Monday, 7/16/18, at approx. 830pm, the Ephrata Police received a call...
The Ephrata Police Department has concluded the investigation into a shooting reported on July 4, 2018 at 8:34 p.m. Police have determined that the original report of a shooting in the area of the basketball court along the Major Dick Winters Memorial Trail was false, as originally suspected. The...

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