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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...
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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Vernon L. King Jr. w/m/47, of Ephrata, has been cited for Public Drunkenness. On 2/11/17, Ephrata Police were called to a business in the 1300 block of W. Main St. in Ephrata Borough, for a report of a male holding a bottle of liquor while passed out in a vehicle. Police determined King was not a...
On Friday 2/10/11, Ephrata Police charged James Simmons, w/m/46, of Ephrata, with Possession With Intent To Deliver Marihuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Prohibited Offensive Weapons. Police were called to the Simmons residence in Ephrata Borough by Lancaster County...
Ephrata Police cited a Myerstown male for throwing eggs at two houses during the evening hours of Saturday 02-04-17 in Ephrata Township. Ephrata Police in the morning hours of 02-05-17 with the assistance of Lancaster City Police after a short investigation were able to determine that Lowell J...
A Lancaster man stole the same security system from Walmart twice in five days. On January 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to Walmart for a complaint of a vehicle illegally parked in a handicapped parking space. Upon arriving at Walmart police observed a male entering the car...

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Ephrata Police arrested an Ephrata man for assaulting a five year old child. Dylan M. Croft, 30, of Ephrata was charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats and Endangering the Welfare of Children. Police allege that Croft struck a five year old child several times on the...

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The Ephrata Police Department is looking to identify the owner of a green Chevrolet 2500 diesel pick-up truck with a large 3-4" diameter crome exhaust tip with raised letters NRX. This vehicle was involved in a vehicle accident on 11/06/15 at approximately 7:35 PM in the 900 block of Glenwood Drive...
On 11/6/15 at 2109 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a two vehicle accident on Rt. 322 at Hahnstown Rd. Ephrata Township. The investigation revealed Melissa Martin, age 18, of Reinholds, turned left in front of an approaching vehicle without yielding the right-of-way, causing a collision with a van...
On 11/6/15 at 1935 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 900 Block of Glenwood Dr in Ephrata Township. The investigation revealed a vehicle driven by Bradford Rose, age 29, of Ronks, was attempting to pass another vehicle, lost control, struck and sheared a utility pole and...
On Sunday 11/1/15 at 0638hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 200 Block of E. Walnut St. Austin Rook, 24, Harvey Turner, 21 and Jared Hower, 25, all of Ephrata, are being cited for Disorderly Conduct.

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Ephrata Police Department on 10-29-15 from 2pm to 6pm conducted a speed compliance check in the 800 block of Glenwood Drive, Ephrata Township. Ephrata Police utilized a speed timing device to check vehicle speeds, issuing thirteen traffic citations to drivers due to excessive speeding. Several of...

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Ephrata Police arrested an Ephrata couple for using a stolen credit card belonging to an Ephrata resident at multiple local businesses on June 16, 2015. Police charged Joy K. Patterson, 30, and Matthew S. Patterson, 32, with multiple counts of Access Device Fraud, Theft by Deception and Criminal...
Ephrata Police arrested three suspects; a female and two brothers, following an all night manhunt stemming from a theft incident in the late evening hours of 5-28-15 at the Weis Markets in the 300 Block of North Reading Road, Ephrata. Ephrata Police were called to the Weis Markets around 10pm on 5-...

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On May 7, 2015, Ephrata Police received a report of a Facebook video depicting two (2) youths in the public parking lot behind the Whistlestop Plaza. The youths in question appeared significanlty intoxicated. Investigators worked to identify those involved and to establish a time frame in which the...

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The Ephrata Police investigated two (2) business burglaries that occurred in the overnight hours from Friday May 8, 2015 to Saturday May 9, 2015. Zimmerman's Transport and Zimmerman's Excavating were both entered illegally. The businesses were ransacked and money was taken. Anyone with information...
Ephrata Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the New Life Fellowship Church at 420 East Fulton Street, Ephrata Township overnight May 3 into May 4, 2015. On the morning of Monday May 4, 2015, Church staff discovered that someone forced entry into the church and stole the Sunday...

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