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On 01-16-18 during the early morning hours Ephrata Police investigated numerous weather related accidents throughout the area of Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and West Cocalico Twp. One accident was a roll over and two others involved a vehicle striking a house. Ephrata Police at approximately...

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On Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 9:20 hours, Ephrata Police served an outstanding warrant for Ryan Hibshman, DOB 12/01/1980. Police received information that Hibshman was staying at the Dutch Gardens Motel on N Reading Rd. in Ephrata. Police were able to confirm that Hibshman was in one of the rooms...
On Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 08:30pm, Ephrata Police responded to 14 Valerie Ave. in Ephrata Twp. for a report of a domestic disturbance. Police arrived and found two subject who were involved in a dispute regarding custody of a child. One of the involved subjects, Carlos Paredes-Pena, DOB 07/29/...
Ephrata Police arrested Oliver David Eckman, DOB 08/23/1997, of Mountville, PA, on an outstanding warrant from Lebanon County. Eckman was stopped and provided police with a false name and date of birth. Police were able to positively identify Eckman through investigation and determined him to have...
Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Swamp Bridge and Penny's Hill Roads in West Cocalico Township Thursday 1-11-18 at approximately 9:35pm. Police found a white Doge Caravan failed to negotiate a curve on Swamp Bridge Road. The Dodge drove off the right shoulder, down...

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Ephrata Police arrested Robert L. Curtis M/50 on an outstanding failure to appear warrant stemming from a drug possession charge he received in May of 2017. Curtis was arrested after he was found by police living in a wooded area along the creek in the 300 Block of Church Avenue, Ephrata. Curtis...
On 10-23-17 at approximately 0215hrs Ephrata Police responded for a burglary in progress in the 100 Block of Hahnstown Road, Ephrata Township. Homeowner reported a vehicle was on their property and a male broke into and entered their barn/shed building where they keep money and produce which is...
Ephrata Police responded to the 200 Block of Church Ave., Ephrata at approximately 10am on 10-24-17 for a domestic disturbance that just occurred. Police arrived and were advised the female fled on foot after assaulting the male with a golf club shaft. The female was located a nearby hiding in a...
Ephrata Police filed Cruelty to Animal charges against Chad Lee Smucker, 26, of Ephrata as the result of an investigation into an incident in the 800 block of Clearview Ave., Ephrata Borough. Police allege that on the evening of October 12, 2017, Smucker threw his girlfriend’s dog against a wall at...
Ephrata Police charged Zebadiah B. Stoltzfus, 20, of Stevens with Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief as the result of an altercation he had with a family member in the first block of Ross Road, West Cocalico Township on October 15, 2017. Stoltzfus is currently incarcerated in Lancaster County...

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On August 23, 2017 at 3:58 p.m., Ephrata Police Department investigated a vehicle accident in the 400 block of South State Street, Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Miranda Britton, 23, of Ephrata, pulled from a private driveway into the path of a vehicle driven by Leanne Altemos, 42, of Ephrata...
On 8/13/17 at 0157 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Frysville Rd at Newswanger Rd. in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by a 22 year old East Earl man struck three large cattle on the roadway during a period of heavy fog at night. A 22 year old female passenger from...

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Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle crash at 48 E. Main St. Reinholds, on 08/08/17 at approximately 9:20 pm. A blue Jeep driven by Zachary Thomas, 23, of Reinholds, crossed the center line, left the roadway and struck a house and trees before coming to rest on its roof. The driver fled the scene...

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Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian being struck. A vehicle driven by Dara Good, 67 of 210E Walnut St. Ephrata, struck James Moyer, 72, of 221 E Walnut St. Ephrata. Good was backing the vehicle east in the westbound lane and struck Moyer who was crossing the roadway...

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On 7/29/17 at 0953, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on West Main St. at the intersection with Oak St. in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed that an eastbound vehicle on W. Main St. was stopped and waiting to turn left onto N. Oak St. A second vehicle, driven by Lester Moyer...

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Ephrata Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Fulton Bank, 1713 West Main Street, Ephrata Township, on November 13, 2017 at 1121 hours. A male suspect forcibly took a bank deposit bag from a customer as she exited her vehicle to walk into the bank. The...
Ephrata Police on 11-12-17 around 1230am received a call from a citizen in the 200 block of Duke St reporting a male was walking up and down the street taking pumpkins from porches and smashing them in the street. The police arrived in the area and found numerous pumpkins smashed, broken and...

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THEFT OF MERCHANDISE Ephrata Police are investigating a theft of items from Wawa Store at 602 S. Reading Road in Ephrata. Police were called around 4:40pm for a report from Wawa employees of a theft that just occurred involving the three pictured actors; one female and two males all between the...

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The Ephrata Police Department is attempting to locate Tyler Joseph Mieczkowski, 16, of Ephrata. He was last seen at 11:30 pm on Tuesday October 24, 2017 in his home. He left through a window and was discovered missing at 12:54 am. He was last seen wearing jeans and a hoodie, and he may be in...

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On October 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., Ephrata Police Department investigated a one vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Steinmetz Road, West Cocalico Township. A sedan, driven by a 27 year old Denver man, left the roadway and stuck a utility pole and a parked vehicle. Upon arrival at the scene,...

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