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Investigators from the Ephrata Police Department have charged Nicole Lyn Crites, 40, of Lebanon, with eight counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking as the culmination of a yearlong investigation into thefts of money and jewelry at Keystone Villa, 100 North State Street, Ephrata Borough. Over the past...
Investigators from the Ephrata Police Department have charged a second person in a residential burglary case that occurred during the early morning hours of June 9, 2019 in the 1200 block of Lincoln Road, Ephrata Township. Brandi Marks, 37, of Ephrata, was charged with Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy...

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Ephrata Police charged Barry L. Foltz, III, 36, of Ephrata, with 8 counts of Access Device Fraud for using an acquaintance’s ATM card to defraud her of over $800 during the month of June. Foltz is presumed innocent.
On July 30, 2019 at 7:52 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township, for a retail theft. Police charged Ruby L. Kirkland, 49, of Ashland and Mary Ann Hinchey, 49, of Pottsville, with Retail Theft and Conspiracy for failing to pay for $198 worth of merchandise...
On July 29, 2019 at 9:13 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to a business in the 600 block of South Reading Road, Ephrata Borough, for an intoxicated person. Police found Michael W. Beebe, 50, of Haverford, MD, under the influence of a controlled substance and defying a previous order against trespass...

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Ephrata Police arrested Andrew N. Shue M/20 of Sherwood Dr., York, PA for Retail Theft following and shoplifting incident at the Ephrata Walmart. Ephrata Police were called to the Ephrata Walmart by Walmart Asset Protection who reported Shue took $56.00 worth of merchandise from the store. Shue was...

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Ephrata Police have filed DUI charges against Jarett Arnold, 30, of Newmanstown, following a vehicle stop on 6/16/19 in the 100 block of E. Locust St. in Ephrata Borough. Police discovered Arnold was driving while under the influence of alcohol when his vehicle was stopped for expired registration...
Ephrata Police recently completed the investigation of a vehicle accident that occurred on April 5, 2019 at 4:24 p.m. in the 200 block of North King Street, West Cocalico Township. On June 13, 2019, Ephrata Police charged Lea M. Waltz, 34, of Stevens, with Endangering the Welfare of a Child,...
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Ephrata Police arrested Christopher S. Curlew M/48 of Ephrata Friday 06-07-19 around 1pm for Public Drunkenness. Police received a complaint of an intoxicated male on the Ephrata Rail Trail in the area to the first block of East Main St in Downtown Ephrata. Ephrata Police found Curlew sitting along...
Ephrata Police recently charged Shawn D. Espigh, 44, of Lititz, with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Criminal Mischief. Management at Auntie Anne’s Pretzels inside of Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township, reported that a male cut a security cable and removed a donation box for Alex’s...

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Ephrata Police are investigating two incidents of Criminal Mischief at the Ephrata Township Park, 436 E. Fulton St. in Ephrata Township. Between November 12 and November 21 2018, vandals have twice spray painted graffiti on a park building, causing approximately $500.00 in damage. If you have any...

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On 11/9/18 at 0313 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident involving seven vehicles, in the 200 block of West Main Street in Ephrata Borough. Rafael Pena-Colon, 36, of Philadelphia PA, reported he fell asleep while driving a large box truck west on West Main St. The truck drifted to the...

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On 11/7/18 at 2000hrs, Ephrata Police responded to the 100 Block of E. Main St in Ephrata Borough for a report of a male and a female arguing outside their residence. A witness to the heated argument reported being offended by the obscene language being shouted by the pair. Jose Mendez-Bones, 24,...

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On Sat. November 3, 2018 at 9:30am, Ephrata Police responded to a crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of North Reading Rd. (Rt 272) and Martin Ave. in Ephrata Borough. A Jeep Liberty driven by Bernard Stiffler, 54, of Lititz, failed to stop for a steady red traffic signal, and was...

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On 10/5/18 at 2139 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck on RT 322 at Hahnstown Rd. in Ephrata Township. An east bound truck, driven by Doyle Hallmark, 72, of Highlands Texas, turned left in front of an approaching westbound motorcycle...

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Ephrata Police are investigating the near drowning of a child at the Ephrata Community Pool. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 5:23 p.m. Ephrata Police, Ephrata Ambulance and Wellspan-Ephrata Medics responded to the Ephrata Community Pool at 435 Cocalico Street, Ephrata Borough, for a medical emergency...
Update: Ephrata Police received information about a possible identity! Ephrata Police are investigating the theft of donation box for Alex’s Lemonade Stand at Auntie Anne's Pretzels in Wal-Mart on Tuesday May 28 at 8:38 a.m. The pictured white male left with the donation box and cash contents...
On 5/22/19 at 1939 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a hit and run vehicle accident in the 100 Block of Martindale Rd in Ephrata Township. Witnesses reported seeing a white truck strike a utility pole and mailbox and flee the scene. Witnesses reported the male driver stopped the truck about a mile...
On the evening of May 19, 2019 until the early morning hours of May 20, 2019, the Ephrata Police Department assisted other emergency services organizations in Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and West Cocalico Township with storm damage related calls. Police received over 70 storm related calls...
***Arrest update here: https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/ephratapd/10338/arrests/juvenile-juvenile-criminal-mischief-and-2-additional-charges *** On Saturday May 4, 2019, volunteers from a corporate community outreach program painted the exterior of buildings in the Grater Park, 300 Cocalico...

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