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On December 24, 2016 at 5:27 a.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Mountain Road, West Cocalico Township for a shooting. The resident, Scott L. Behney, 57, reported to 911 that he had shot an intruder with his pistol. The police investigation determined that Behney was...
Ephrata Police arrested John W. Gee, 62 of Ephrata, with Simple Assault after responding to his residence for a domestic disturbance in which another family member sustained a minor facial injury. He was arrested and arraigned before MDJ Russell and transported to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of...
Ephrata Police have charged Ashley Rice, age 28, of Manheim, with Retail Theft, following an incident on 10/11/16 at the Walmart in Ephrata Township. Rice selected merchandise from the store and without having paid for the items, returned them for a value of $108.81. Rice will receive a summons.
On September 8, 2016, the Lancaster County Computer Crimes Task Force and the Ephrata Police Department, assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police Central Area Computer Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant in the 100 block of East Fulton Street Ephrata. Pursuant to the search warrant, police...
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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On 3/24/16 at approximately 10PM, Ephrata Police responded to complaints of someone setting off loud fireworks in the Mechanic Street area of Reinholds, West Cocalico Township. Eight calls were recieved about the noise and concern of harm. The investigation revealed Charles Frederico, age 43, of...
Ephrata Police on 3-18-16 at approximately 1pm stopped a white Dodge sedan driven by a male, in the 100 block of South State Street. The white Dodge sedan initially stopped but then fled south on S. State Street at a high rate of speed. The vehicle sped through several stop sign controlled...
David Diffenderfer M/35 of Lititz (Ephrata Township) was arrested Tuesday afternoon following an assault incident that occurred in the first block of Brubaker Road, Lititz (Ephrata Township). Diffenderfer became involved in a verbal altercation with another male after which Diffenderfer pulled a...
Ephrata Police arrested Joshua M. Fagan M/41 of Ephrata on an outstanding Lancaster Co. Sheriff's warrant. Fagan was located in the 100 Block of N. Reading Road and turned over the Lancaster County Sheriff's Department.

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On March 5, 2016 at 0712 hours, Ephrata Police arrested John Vargas-Castro, 23, of Lancaster for violating a Protection from Abuse Order in the 300 block of West Main Street, Adamstown Borough. Vargas-Castro was incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison after failing to post bail.

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On 10/29/15, at 0815 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Rt 322 at Rt 222 in Ephrata Township. A westbound vehicle, driven by John Michel IV, age 21, of Ephrata, was struck when it turned left in front of a east bound vehicle. No one was injured and one vehicle was towed from the...
On 10/29/15 at 0733hrs Ephrata Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Rt 322 at Rt 222 in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by a 17 year of age male was westbound on Rt 322 and ran into the back of another vehicle stopped in traffic. No one was injured and one vehicle was towed from the...
On 10/28/15, Ephrata Police responded to a accident involving three vehicles at the intersection of Old Mill Rd. and Oak Blvd in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Terry Yiengst, age 26, of Missouri, entered the intersection on a red traffic light and struck a vehicle driven by a 46 year old...
Ephrata Police responded for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 1300 Block of West Main St, Ephrata Borough Monday afternoon 10-26-15 around 2:45pm. Investigation revealed that a 14 yr. old Ephrata male ran out into traffic, apparently not checking for oncoming vehicles before crossing and was...

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A vehicle operated by Lavon Brubaker Hoover, 20, of Womelsdorf PA, was traveling eastbound on Frys Rd. As it passed the intersection of Slate Rd. the driver lost control of the vehicle and it left the right side of the roadway, striking a utility pole and rolling several times. The driver was...

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