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On Monday 7/16/18 into Tuesday 7/17/18, the Ephrata Police Department arrested three individuals in the Ephrata Area that were wanted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department on outstanding Probation / Parole Violations. On Monday, 7/16/18, at approx. 830pm, the Ephrata Police received a call...
On 7/8/18 at 1911 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a hit and run type vehicle accident in the 600 block of E. Main St. in Ephrata Borough. Witnesses, and the 57 year old male driver of a Chevrolet Equinox reported he was stopped and waiting to make a left turn when he was struck from behind by...

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The Ephrata Police Department has concluded the investigation into a shooting reported on July 4, 2018 at 8:34 p.m. Police have determined that the original report of a shooting in the area of the basketball court along the Major Dick Winters Memorial Trail was false, as originally suspected. The...
On Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 7:08 p.m., Ephrata Police received a call from Sheetz, 891 East Main Street, Ephrata Township, informing police that a group of five people entered the store, two of whom stole frozen dessert treats. Police located the group in the parking lot near a light-colored sedan...

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On May 23, 2018 at 1:59 p.m., within one hour of obtaining and publicizing an arrest warrant, Ephrata Police received a tip and located Brianne E. Mankins at a residence in the 700 block of Primrose Lane, Ephrata Township. Mankins will be arraigned this evening. Previous Release: Ephrata Police...
Ephrata Police have filed Harassment and Disorderly Conduct charges against Henry Martin, age 83, of Reinholds, following a report of unwanted physical contact between Martin and a 15 year old female. The incident occurred on 5/4/18 in the parking lot of a business in the 900 block of N. State St...
On May 14, 2018, Ephrata Police Detectives charged Michael Thomas Matthews, 51, of Ephrata with Arson Endangering Persons, Aggravated Arson, and Causing or Risking Catastrophe - all felonies of the 1st degree - after he intentionally set fire to his residence, with his wife inside. Matthews is...
Scott Whitekettle M/41 of 100 block Church Ave., Ephrata was sent a summons for harassment following an incident reported on 05-07-18 around 3:30pm. Whitekettle is alleged to have punched another male in the mouth while the male was in the 100 block of N. State St., Ephrata Borough. Victim...

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Victor King
During the early morning hours of 5-4-18 at approximately 0135hrs Ephrata Police were investigating a suspicious vehicle with two people who were parked at the Ephrata Public Library. Victor King exited the vehicle and was found foot on the patio area carrying several bags. King was stopped and...

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On 01-20-18 at approximately 5:10pm Ephrata Police responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of N. Academy Drive and Fairview Avenue. Ephrata Police determined that a vehicle driven by Vera Timoshkin F/60 of Akron was south bound on N. Academy and for unknown reason crossed into the...

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Ephrata Police responded to a three car vehicle accident on Friday 1-19-18 at approximately 4:00pm at the intersection of East Main St (US322) and Pleasant Valley Road. A vehicle driven by Matthew J. Bence M/34 of W. Fulton St, New Holland, was east bound when he struck the rear of vehicle driven...

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On 1/18/18 at 1213 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on Indiantown Rd. at S. Line Rd. in West Cocalico Township. A pickup truck driven by a 59 year old Stevens man crossed the center line and left the roadway in the 1300 block of Indiantown Rd. The vehicle struck and sheared a...

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Please help us find the white 2016 Jeep which fled the scene after striking a silver Ford Taurus in Ephrata Borough early Sunday morning. Police are investigating a hit and run crash which happened around 4:15 this morning in the 100 block of Church Ave. A parked Ford Taurus was struck and pieced...

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Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident at approximately 1:30pm on 12-27-17 at the intersection of S. Reading Road and S. Academy Drive involving vehicles driven by a 17yr old male from Denver, PA and Shanon M. Zumwalt F/44 of Denver,PA. Investigation determined the 17yr old male was...

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The Ephrata Police Department is attempting to identify two black males who entered Walmart, 890 E Main St, Ephrata Township, on Tuesday, 2/27/18 at 2:25pm and stole 4 vacuum cleaners. The males got into a black 4 door Toyota Camry and left the area. If you are able to identify the males please...
Ephrata Police have completed the investigation of fatal vehicle accident that occurred on September 7, 2017 at 9:19 a.m. at the intersection of West Main Street and Lancaster Ave., Ephrata Borough. A SUV driven by Alissa K. Nolt, 21, of Denver pulled onto West Main Street from Lancaster Ave and...
On 03-22-18 at approximately 0845hrs Ephrata Police were called to the 600 Block of East Main St/ US 322 in Ephrata Borough for an accident involving a sedan and a plow truck. Investigation into the accident revealed that a sedan driven by Kristal Wissler F/44 of New Holland was west bound on Main...

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From Penndot: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 PennDOT to Replace Cocalico Road Span in West Cocalico Township South Cocalico Road bridge over Cocalico Creek to be closed for up to 155 days. Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that on...
Ephrata Police are investigating a vehicle accident that occurred on March 13, 2018 at 0820 hours in the 600 block of Mount Airy Road, West Cocalico Township. A red Mazda sedan driven by Austin Sauder, 18, of Stevens, lost control and collided with a red Pontiac driven by Amanda Kashner, 28, of...

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