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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 responded to a disturbance in the men's bathroom at the McDonald's Rest. in the 800 Block of East Main St, Ephrata Friday 6-15-18 around 0830hrs. It was reported a male was in the bathroom screaming and pounding the walls. Police arrived to find David Groff M/38 last known address of...
Ephrata Police located a wanted female; Paige E. Endruschat F/32 of Ephrata in the 700 Block of Timothy Lane, Ephrata Borough Friday afternoon around 2pm. Endruschat was wanted by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Department. Endruschat was picked up without incident and turned over to the Lancaster...

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Ephrata Police arrested Sheena Marie Snader F/34 Ephrata on an outstanding retail theft warrant following an incident at 57 West Main St, Adamstown, PA. Ephrata Police responded to the West Main St, Adamstown address after Officers from Lancaster County Probation requested assistance with several...
Ephrata Police arrested Garry L. Ford M/63 of Ephrata for Criminal Trespassing following an incident at approximately 0350hrs 6-12-18. Ephrata Police responded to the 100 block of Washington Avenue for the complaint of an intoxicated male inside their home. The male left the house prior to police...
Ephrata Police filed Simple Assault and Harassment charges against Richard J. Copenhaver III M/23 of Marietta, PA following the report on 6-8-18 from a female involving an alleged assault. The female sustained injuries as a result of the incident. Copenhaver was not immediately located; however...

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Ephrata Police investigated a hit and run accident which occurred on South State St at Main St Friday 4-13-18 around 5:40pm. Ephrata Police learned from the driver of a gray Ford, Karen Sweigart that she was in traffic on S. State Street when she was struck in the rear bumper by a dark blue Jeep...

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Ephrata Police responded to the intersection of Schoeneck Road and Indiantown Road, West Coclaico Township Wednesday evening 4-4-18 around 9pm for a vehicle accident with injuries involving two SUV vehicles. Police investigation found that a vehicle being driven by Sandra Styer-Martin F/62 of...

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On 4/2/18 at 1428 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on RT 272 at Willow St. in Adamstown Borough. A northbound vehicle driven by Michele Abrew-Morales, age 20, of Lancaster, turned left in front of a south bound vehicle, causing the collision. Both vehicles were towed from the...

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Ephrata Police were able to stop a wrong way driver early Tuesday morning 3-27-18 at 12:39 a.m. after receiving numerous complaints of a vehicle traveling south bound in the north bound lanes of US 222. County police dispatch initially received several reports at approximately 12:29 a.m. of the...

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On 3/14/18 at 0852 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated an accident involving three vehicles in the 200 Block of N. State St. in Ephrata Borough. A northbound vehicle driven by Daniel Ludwig, age 36, of Ephrata, PA., struck another vehicle stopped in front of it, pushing it into another stopped vehicle...

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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...
Ephrata Police arrested a male and female following an investigation into a retail theft incident reported around 11am on 05-07-18. Owner of a retail business located in the first block of New Street, Ephrata Borough reported several individuals in the store in the process of taking and concealing...

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Ephrata Police are investigating a burglary to a business in the 300 block of Swamp Bridge Road, West Cocalico Township, that occurred during the early morning hours of April 25, 2018. The suspect(s) forced a door open and stole cash from the office. Anyone with information is asked to call...
Ephrata Police Monday evening 4-23-18 around 7:50pm responded for a hazardous material spill involving large amount of oil substance that was leaking onto the roadway from a truck tractor. Witness stated it began to leak in the 200 Block of N. Reading Road covering the south lane, continuing onto...

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Ephrata Police investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of West Main St (US 322) and West Fulton St on Saturday 4-14-18 around 5pm. Ephrata Police were able to determine that a vehicle being driven by Shelby L. Hoffman F/24 of Reading initially stopped on W. Fulton St and then pulled...

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