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On 7/18/18 at 2013hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on N Reading Rd. at Schoeneck Rd. A vehicle driven by Wesley Kurtz, 23, of Reinholds, failed to stop for a red traffic signal and struck another vehicle in the intersection. An 81 year old female passenger in the struck vehicle...

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On 7/18/18 at 1340 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on W. Main St. at Academy Dr. in Ephrata Borough. A work van driven by Michael Sullivan, 27, of Souderton PA, was east bound on Main St., when Sullivan was distracted by reaching for a water bottle. Sullivan’s vehicle proceeded...

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On July 15, 2018 at 7:30am, the Ephrata Police received a report of a theft from a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn, 380 E Main St. Ephrata Borough. The person reported that a laptop computer, bag containing personal items and some cards and gifts were stolen from the vehicle...

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On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 between 7:00am and 9:30am the Ephrata Police Department conducted speed enforcement in the first block of East Main St. in Reinholds. Police cited 14 drivers with speeding offences. Violations ranged from 40-47mph in the posted 25mph speed zone and violations occurred in...

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Ephrata Police investigated complaints of graffiti vandalism to 19 properties in a 9-block radius of downtown Ephrata Borough which occurred during the early morning hours of July 2, 2018. Most of the vandalism contained the word “SUNA”. This graffiti vandalism spree caused approximately $8,750 in...

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Ephrata Police were called early Saturday morning to the 1300 block of West Main St for an incident involving Acen Eastridge M/35 with last known address of Walnut St Reading, Pa. Eastridge was taken to Ephrata Hospital and after released was taken into custody on an outstanding State Parole/...
DNA Match Results in Robbery Arrest For nearly two years, Ephrata Police detectives have been investigating strong arm robberies that occurred at the Turkey Hill Store in the 3500 of Rothsville Road, Ephrata Township. On July 20, 2016 at 2:50 a.m., October 14, 2016 at 12:26 a.m., November 5, 2016...

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Ephrata Police responded to a disturbance in progress in the 200 Block of Hahnstown Rd, Ephrata Township Sunday night 5-27-18 around 1125pm involving a male and female. Upon arrival the female reported she was assaulted by a male, 27 yr old Howard G. Knight III who fled the scene prior to police...
Ephrata Police have charged Rick Lee "Turtle" Vierling, 48, male, of Ephrata with one count of Distributing a Small Amount of Marijuana - Not for Sale. It is alleged that Vierling gave an unsolicited small amount of marijuana to a 17 year old female who was working at the restaurant he frequented...
On 5/24/18, Michael Thomas-Matthews, 51, of Ephrata, was released from a Philadelphia area hospital and was taken into police custody. He was arraigned on the charges of Arson Endangering Persons, Aggravated Arson and Causing Or Risking A Catastrophe. The charges stem from an incident on May 14,...

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On 3/14/18 at 1045 hrs. Ephrata Police investigated an accident involving three vehicles on S. Reading Rd. at S. Academy Dr. in Ephrata Borough. A northbound vehicle operated by Mary Getz, age 80, of Denver, PA., failed to make the left turn onto S. Academy Dr. and drove into another vehicle...

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On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 1140 hours the Ephrata Police Dept. responded to Rt. 322 at Rt. 272 for a report of a crash involving a tractor-trailer where the load affixed to the bed of the trailer struck the under side of the overpass. The truck was owned by Xylem Dewatering Solution from...

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Ephrata Police are investigating a Diversion Burglary and Theft that occurred at a residence on Bethany Rd. in Ephrata Borough on 2/14/18. A while male suspect arrived in a white car. He told the elderly homeowner that his mother was moving into the house next door and asked the homeowner to step...
At approximately 4:51pm on Feb. 6, 2018, Ephrata Police responded to the intersection of Schoeneck Rd. and N Reading Rd. for a vehicle accident. A vehicle driven by Janice Getz, 81, of Denver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and struck a car driven by Beth Martin, 39, of Ephrata, which...

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On 01-20-18 at approximately 2:25pm Ephrata Police responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of N. Academy Drive and Martin Avenue. Ephrata Police determined that vehicle driven by Warren Somers 61 of Boyertown, Pa pulled from Martin Avenue into the intersection with N. Academy and into...

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On April 14, 2018 at 7:47 p.m., Ephrata Police were dispatched to a parking lot at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital to assist a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy with a prisoner resisting arrest. Upon the arrival of Ephrata Police, the prisoner had escaped the custody of the deputy and ran into...
Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle Friday evening 4-13-18 at 8:00pm. The accident occurred in the east bound lanes at the intersection of East Main St (US 322) and US 222 ramp. Motorcycle operated by Brian Schell M/54 of East Earl, PA was east bound on East Main...

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Ephrata Police investigated the report of a three car accident in the 1100 Block of South State St (PA Rt 272) Friday 4-13-18 around 3:40pm Ephrata Police determined a white truck owned by a traffic control flag company was traveling south bound in the 1100 block of S. State St (Pa Rt 272) when for...

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Ephrata Police responded to the 3000 block of Rothsville Road around 6:20pm 3-27-18 for report of a motorist who struck a large Hawk. Ephrata motorist, Amy Mellinger reported she was driving east in the 3000 Block of Rothsville Road, Ephrata Township when an Hawk swooped down into the path of her...

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Ephrata Police investigated a reportable crash Tuesday afternoon 3-27-18 around 4:10pm involving two vehicles at a school bus stop. Ephrata Police discovered that a vehicle driving east in the 300 Block of Meadow Valley Road by Deborah R. Weidman F/62 of Ephrata stopped for school bus which was...

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