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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...
At 8:36 a.m. on Monday May 14, 2018, Ephrata Police were dispatched to 51 Hoover Drive for a disturbance inside a residence between husband and wife. According to the dispatch, the 51 year old male resident was "lighting things on fire." Officers arrived to find smoke inside the residence. The man...
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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Ephrata Police arrested a male and female following an investigation into a retail theft incident reported around 11am on 05-07-18. Owner of a retail business located in the first block of New Street, Ephrata Borough reported several individuals in the store in the process of taking and concealing...

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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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Ephrata Police arrested Adam Beears on 03-22-18 at approximately 1200hrs following an investigation into an assault which occurred during the early morning hours of 03-21-18. Adams Beears is reported to have assaulted a female in the early morning hours of 03-21-18 in the 100 Block of Grant Street...
On February 16, 2018, Ephrata Police detectives interviewed Jeffrey Garrett, 19, of Adamstown about his involvement in a robbery in which Garrett was later charged. During the interview, Garrett gave written consent for police to search his cellular phone for evidence. During an analysis of the...
The Ephrata Police Department charged Travis C. Leakey, 34, of Blue Ball, Jonathan McWilliams, 29, of Ephrata and Danielle McWilliams, 36, of Ephrata with retail theft, theft by deception and criminal conspiracy related to an investigation into multiple incidents of shoplifting and returning stolen...
Ephrata Police recently arrested Jazmine R. Ford, 30, of Ephrata for Forgery. In September 2017, Ford forged 8 checks belonging to an acquaintance and cashed them at a bank in Ephrata Township while he was out of state. In February, Ephrata Police obtained a warrant for Ford’s arrest. On March 1,...

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On Friday March 2, 2018 at 4:08 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to 883 East Main Street, the Eastgate Village Mobile Home Park, Ephrata Township, for an intoxicated person creating a disturbance outside of a residence. Upon arriving at the scene, police encountered Brandon M. Conlan, 24, of...

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On 11/4/17 at 1856 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving two vehicles on the ramps between RT 272 south and RT 322 east. A vehicle driven by Jeremy Getz, age 47, of Ephrata, crossed the double yellow center line and struck an oncoming vehicle. No one was injured in the...

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On 11/4/17 at 0050 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a one vehicle accident on N. Ridge Rd. at Resh Rd. in West Cocalico Township. David Hoffman, age 60, of Lebanon, stated he swerved to miss a deer and lost control of his vehicle. Hoffman’s vehicle left the roadway on a turn and struck and sheared...

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On 10/31/17 at 0400 hrs. Ephrata Police were called to a residence in the first block of Strickler Rd. in West Cocalico Township for a heroin overdose. It was discovered several subjects had fled into the surrounding wooded area before police arrived. Police located the subjects and two were taken...
On 10/11/17 at 2336 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a one vehicle accident in the 100 Block of Meadow Valley Rd. in Ephrata Township. Police were contacted by a tow company reporting they were hired to tow a wrecked vehicle from a field. The investigation revealed Lester Campos-Aguirre of Ephrata...

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Ephrata Police responded to the Wawa store located at 620 S Reading Rd. in Ephrata Borough on Oct. 2nd, 2017 at 1:30pm for a report of a suspected DUI crash. A vehicle driven by Cynthia D. Arteaga, 53, of Akron drove over a curb, into a pole protecting a gas pump, backed up and struck another...

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On January 13, 2018, a resident of the first block of East Pine Street, Ephrata Borough, reported that a 9mm handgun was stolen from the residence. On February 1, 2018, Ephrata Police arrested Jonathan Carpenter, 24, of Ephrata, on an outstanding bench warrant in the 700 block of South State Street...
Ephrata Police responded on 2-13-18 at approximately 3:10pm for a vehicle accident in the 500 block of East Main St (US 322) involving two vehicles with one vehicle rolled over onto its roof. Ephrata Police determined that a Honda sedan driven by Prudencio Aviles Jr 42/M, from Cotton St, Reading...

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Ephrata Police at approximately 1025pm on 2-2-18 responded to a single vehicle crash at Girlscout and Hillside Roads in West Cocalico Township. Police found a white Ford driven by a 16yr old female from Annville, PA failed to negotiate a slight curve at the intersection and drove off the right side...

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On Saturday 2/3/18 at 0225hrs, Ephrata Police responded to the 400 block of E. Main Street for a hit & run crash involving a pedestrian. Addy Grimm F/44 of Ephrata was struck by a vehicle as she attempted to cross E. Main Street. The striking vehicle did not stop and subsequently fled the scene...

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Ephrata Police at approximately 1203am on 1-30-18 investigated a roll over crash in the 300 block of West Main St, Ephrata Borough involving three vehicles. Police determined a 4x4 Jeep was traveling west in the 300 Block of West Main St when the driver, 18yr old Alvin M. Kinsinger of Leed Hill Rd...

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