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Ephrata Police conducted a speed compliance check in the 700 Block of Glenwood Drive in Ephrata Township. The posted speed limit in the area is 35 MPH. Ephrata Police stopped a total of 12 vehicles with speeds between 56 Mph to 66 Mph in the posted 35 Mph zone.

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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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Ephrata Police arrested Nathan A. Thomas M/39 Reading, PA and Chante E. Shultz F/24, Reading, PA for Retail Theft following an incident at the Ephrata Walmart Monday evening 11-05-18. Ephrata Police were called by Walmart Lost Prevention around 7:30pm Monday 11-05-18 regarding a male and female...

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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 August 29, 2018 the Ephrata Police Dept. received a complaint regarding a theft of a surveillance camera off of a porch. Investigation revealed that Mary A Shober, 68, of Emerald Ave. Ephrata, removed a wireless surveillance camera from the porch of another residence on the same street. The...

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On September 7, 2018 at 12:15pm Ephrata Police responded to Walmart, 890 E Main St. Ephrata, for a shoplifter in custody. It was reported that Chase E. Gilbert, 28, of Ephrata, took three items of clothing and a computer with an approximate total value of $700. Gilbert was arraigned before MDJ...

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Ephrata Police recently charged Michael Chong Yang, 28, of Allentown with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. On August 4, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.., Yang was the driver of a vehicle involved in a one car accident in the 500 block of Stevens Road, Ephrata Township. Yang was arrested for DUI. His blood...
Ephrata Police recently charged Brenda D. Carlson, 54, of Ephrata with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. On July 30, 2018 at 8:46 p.m., Carlson was the driver of a vehicle involved in a one car accident in the 500 block of West Main Street, Ephrata Borough. Carlson was arrested for DUI. Her...
Ephrata Police recently charged Matthew E. Cash, 26, of Ephrata with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On August 27, 2018 Ephrata Police arrested Cash in the 100 block of Church Ave on a valid Lancaster County Bench Warrant. Cash was in possession of heroin...

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On 5/6/18 at 1424hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on Wenger Drive in Ephrata Borough. A vehicle driven by Kate Raski, age 36, of Ephrata, swerved into the oncoming lane and struck an approaching vehicle on the side, pushing it over the curb. Raski’s vehicle came to rest...

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On 4/25/18 at 1715hrs, Ephrata Police were called to investigate a complaint of an open burning ordinance violation in the 100 block of East Main St. in Adamstown Borough. Police attempted to identify the violator who falsely identified himself several times. Police continued the investigation on...
Ephrata Police investigated a hit and run accident which occurred on South State St at Main St Friday 4-13-18 around 5:40pm. Ephrata Police learned from the driver of a gray Ford, Karen Sweigart that she was in traffic on S. State Street when she was struck in the rear bumper by a dark blue Jeep...

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Ephrata Police responded to the intersection of Schoeneck Road and Indiantown Road, West Coclaico Township Wednesday evening 4-4-18 around 9pm for a vehicle accident with injuries involving two SUV vehicles. Police investigation found that a vehicle being driven by Sandra Styer-Martin F/62 of...

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On 4/2/18 at 1428 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on RT 272 at Willow St. in Adamstown Borough. A northbound vehicle driven by Michele Abrew-Morales, age 20, of Lancaster, turned left in front of a south bound vehicle, causing the collision. Both vehicles were towed from the...

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Ephrata Police charged Trejean D. Strickland, 20, of Denver and Kristina L. Claiborne, 36, of Denver with False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities. On July 4, 2018, Strickland, while seeking treatment for a gun shot wound at Wellspan-Ephrata Hospital, reported to Ephrata Police that he was shot...
Ephrata Police conducted a speed compliance and enforcement check on Pleasant View Road, from the 800 to 1100 blocks on Tuesday 08-07-18 from 6:30am-10:00am. The area is posted 35mph and encompasses both Ephrata Borough and Ephrata Township. Ephrata Police stopped eight motorist for various...

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UPDATE: Hit and Run accident that occurred in the early morning hours of 08-04-18 and posted 08-05-18 to Crimewatch: Ephrata Police located the owner of the striking vehicle on 08-05-18 at approximately 0900hrs. The owner, Carlos Estrella after seeing the Ephrata Police crimewatch posting called...
Ephrata Police are investigating a Hit and Run Accident which occurred in the first block of Misty Lane, Ephrata Township. The crash occurred around 1230am Saturday morning 8-4-18. The vehicle struck a parked trailer carring a boat causing damage to the trailer and boat. The Hit and Run vehicle...

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The Ephrata Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle crash involving a car and a motorcycle which occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the intersection of West Main Street and Oak Street, Ephrata Borough. A motorcycle traveling eastbound on West Main Street...

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