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On January 20, 2019 at 4:56 p.m., Ephrata Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 900 block of North State Street, Ephrata Township. A northbound vehicle, driven by an 18-year-old Ephrata man, traveled through an ice patch, lost control, left the roadway and overturned...
PETS and COLD WEATHER REMINDER Ephrata Police have received multiple calls about the same location in West Cocalico Township Regarding a suspected neglect or mistreatment of a dog. We have been on scene to investigate. We have consulted with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, and have...
Ephrata Police warn public and businesses of yet another scam. Ephrata Police received information from the nightshift manager at the Ephrata Wendy's Restaurant regarding a Scam/Fraud involving an employee at the restaurant. Wendy's Restaurant manager reported an employee received a call at about...

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Ephrata Police arrested Nataisha J. Galarza-Sanchez F/21 of Lancaster on 01-19-19 following a report from Ephrata Walmart Loss Prevention she allegedly took items from the Ephrata Walmart on 1-19-19 at approximately 2:30pm valued at approximately $30.00. Galarza-Sanchez was issued a summons for a...

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Ephrata Police arrested Kiara N. Mealing F/19 of Lancaster on 01-19-19 at approximately 5:45pm following a Shoplifting incident at the Ephrata Walmart 800 Block of East Main St, Ephrata. Ephrata Walmart Loss Prevention reported Mealing allegedly took a shopping cart full of items valued over $600...

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Ephrata Police on 12-19-17 at approximately 0725hrs received a call from a female who lives in the first block of Gross Street regarding a male knocking at her door. The female reported she has a Protection From Abuse Order issued by the Lancaster County Court in effect against the male barring him...
On 12/17/17, Ephrata Police arrested Jesse Gettle, age 28, of Denver, on several outstanding warrants for his arrest from Berks and Lancaster County. Police received a tip that Gettle was being treated at a local hospital. Gettle fled prior to police arrival but was captured after a brief foot...
The Ephrata Police Department arrested Brian D. Kline, 29, of Ephrata at the Ephrata Motel, 535 South State St. in Ephrata Borough at approximately 12:30 AM on Friday morning. Kline had an outstanding warrant for theft and when questioned by police, initially provided numerous fictitious names and...
The Ephrata Police Department arrested Matthew E. Cash, 26, of Ephrata, at the Ephrata Motel, 535 South State St. in Ephrata Borough at approximately 2:00 AM on Friday morning. Cash was arrested on an outstanding Bench Warrant. He was turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Dept.
Ephrata Police were called to the first block of North State St around 0920hrs for suspicious activity in a vacant house. Citizen reported a person possibly sleeping/living in the vacant apartment. Ephrata Police located a George Briggs M/50 no know address, sleeping inside the apartment. Briggs...

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UPDATE- March 2, 2016- The 3 year old boy that was struck is expected to make a full recovery and the grandmother is expected to recover and be released from the hospital today. On March 1, 2016 at 4:14 p.m. Ephrata Police responded to a report of pedestrians struck by a vehicle at the intersection...
Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 1100 block of Division Hwy(Rt 322) around 5:50 AM on Monday, February 22, 2016. A Honda Civic sedan driven by Christopher Cintron-Rivera, 21 years of age, from Lancaster, was travelling eastbound and drove across the westbound lane, off the...

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UPDATE- on 2/18/16 at 2120 hours, Ephrata Police served a warrant for Assault on Brian Kline at the Ephrata Motel, 535 S. State St. in Ephrata Borough. Kline was transported to Lancaster County Prison to await arraignment. On 2/18/16, at 1152 hrs, the Ephrata Police were called to the Ephrata Motel...

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On 2/17/16 at 1543hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on RT322 at RT222 in Ephrata Township. A westbound vehicle driven by Ia Vang, of Denver, turned left in front of an eastbound vehicle. No one was injured. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

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On 2/13/16 at 1611 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a one vehicle accident in the first block of Pleasant Valley Rd in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by a 17 year old male from New Providence, lost control on the snow covered roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver was taken to an area...

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On Friday February 17, 2017 at approximately 3:05 a.m. the Ephrata Police responded to a report of "Shots Fired" outside a residence in the 100 Block of Ridge Avenue, Ephrata Township. Officers found that two persons, using two handguns fired 15-20 shots into the ground and into an unoccupied...
On February 15, 2017 at 1:54 a.m. emergency services from the Ephrata area responded to 25 Cloister Ave, Ephrata Borough, for an apartment building fire. Residents from the 12 unit building were evacuated to the Ephrata Ambulance building by firefighters and police. The fire was contained to one...
Two Adamstown residents were taken into custody Friday 2/10/17 on warrants for charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. John Mentzer, w/m/39, and Tanya Moberly AKA Tanya McNeil, b/f/33, had been charged following an incident on 1/27/17 at their apartment in the...

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A Lancaster man and an Ephrata woman are charged with delivering heroin to an Ephrata resident who died in July of an overdose. Ephrata Police charged Patrick C. McEvoy, 25, and Callie C. Bowen, 20, with a felony count of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal conspiracy and criminal use of a...
Ephrata Police obtained arrest warrants for two brothers for burglarizing an Adamstown business. Management at Stoudt’s Black Angus, 2800 North Reading Road, Adamstown Borough reported that video surveillance captured two men entering their production facility and stealing seven kegs on January 17...

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