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On July 25, 2018, Ephrata Police charged Nevin H. Shirk, 27, of Ephrata with Unlawful Contact with Minors, Indecent Assault and Corruption of Minor. Police allege that Shirk inappropriately kissed a 6-year-old victim in the summer of 2017. In March of 2018, Shirk inappropriately touch the genitals...
On 7/24/18 at 1445hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on RT 222 south bound in Ephrata Township. The two vehicles involved were south bound on RT222 when the front vehicle slowed for traffic in front of it. The second vehicle, driven by Nicholas Stratton, 23, of Sinking Springs,...

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On 7/24/18 at 0827hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the first block of E. Chestnut St. in Ephrata Borough. Chanborany Chap, 42, of Ephrata, was east on Chestnut St. when she fell asleep and her vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Chap was taken to an area...

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On 7/11/18, Ephrata Police were called to the area of Windy Mansion Rd. and Swamp Bridge Rd. in West Cocalico Township, for a report of two joggers who were nearly struck by an errant bullet. The female joggers, ages 25 and 19, reported as they jogged in the 500 Block of Swamp Bridge Rd. they heard...
On Wed. July 18, 2018 at 9:05am Ephrata Police responded to the 200 blk of Washington Ave. in Ephrata Borough for a report of a violation of a Protection From Abuse Order. Police located the suspect, Scott Whitekettle, a short distance from the reported location of the violation and placed him...

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Ephrata Police took Peter Ramirez m/41, of Ephrata into custody for an outstanding Berks County Sheriff's warrant. Ramirez was found in the 100 Block of Tom Avenue on Thursday 06-15-17 around 1130am. Ramirez was arrested without incident and turned over to the Berks County Sheriff Dept.
On 06-15-17 at approximately 1555hrs Ephrata Police attempted to arrest Frank O. Suriano M/39 Oak Street, Denver, PA in the 500 Block of Hertzog Valley Road, West Cocalico Twp., on an outstanding Lancaster County Sheriff's warrant. Suriano fled on foot from police and upon being stopped fought with...
On 6/13/17 at 0330 hrs., Ephrata Police investigated a report of a female nodding out in the parking lot of a business in the 900 Block Of S. State St. in Ephrata Borough. Police found Tonya Serrano, age 28, of Ephrata and her 18 month old child in the vehicle. Serrano was in possession of...
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...

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On 9/20/18 at 1634 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 600 block of E. Main St. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Phillip Doty, age 23, of Avondale PA, drifted to the shoulder where it struck a parked vehicle, sending that vehicle forward into another parked vehicle...

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On 9/20/16 at 1019 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the first block of E. Fulton St. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Kathleen Ponder, age 50, of Denver PA, drove her vehicle into another vehicle that was stopped in front of her. No one was injured. Ponder was taken...

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On 9/20/16 at 1711 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident at E Fulton St. and Lake St. in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Clair Lausch, age 87 of Akron, failed to yield the right of way to another vehicle causing the two to collide. No one was injured. One vehicle was towed from...

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On Wed. Sept. 14th, at 5:00pm the Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Schoeneck Rd and Springville Rd. involving two vehicles. A Toyota Corolla driven by Joyce Doster of Ephrata turned left in front of a Ford F150 driven by Philip Ditzler of Ephrata. No serious injury...

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On 9/19/16 at 1349 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Steinmetz Rd. in the area of Wollups Hill Rd. in West Cocalico Township. Harlan Huber, 25, of Stevens, lost control of the truck he was driving on the wet roadway, and sheared a utility pole and street signs. Huber was not...

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On January 17, 2017 at 12:32 p.m. a resident of the 100 block of Bethany Road, Ephrata Township, reported that his 2001 van was stolen from his driveway sometime overnight. The keys were in the vehicle. At 3:30 p.m. Ephrata Police, with the assistance of the City of Reading Police, located the...
On January 13, 2017 at 8:38 a.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Middle Creek Road, Ephrata Township, for a one vehicle accident. The vehicle, which was occupied by only the driver, struck a tree. The driver, a 17 year old male from Ephrata, was transported to Lancaster General...
The Ephrata Police Department is investigating overnight burglaries at two Ephrata businesses. During the early morning hours of January 11, 2017, unknown suspects entered the Lynda’s Deli / Sunoco convenience store at 477 North Reading , Ephrata Township and Ephrata Beverage Mart, 36 North Reading...
Ephrata Police investigated two crashes involving overturned vehicles on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The first, a two-vehicle event, occurred on SR222 Southbound near the SR322 off ramp at 5:11 a.m. Jamil Trilla, 24, of Lancaster was driving his silver Subaru sedan besid a tractor trailer driven...
Ephrata Police arrested Kelly L. Hake, 58, of Lancaster and Kendra E. Jarrett, 20, homeless, for shoplifting over $1200 worth of merchandise at Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township. Walmart asset protection employees informed Ephrata Police that on December 19, 2016 at 8:30 p.m., Jarrett...

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