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On November 2, 2016, Ephrata Police arrested Ryan F. Steffy, 28, of Stevens, for the November 1, 2016, daylight burglary of a barn in the 100 block of Gockley Road, West Cocalico Township. Police allege that Steffy entered a barn around 3:30 p.m. and stole a bicycle. Multiple witnesses assisted the...

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Ephrata Police recently charged an Adamstown Borough man with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On October 5, 2016 at 7:05 a.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West...
On October 29, 2016 at 6:21 p.m. Ephrata Police were dispatched to the first block of West Main Street, Reinholds for a vehicle accident. Witness statements and crash evidence indicated that a 68 year old Hopeland man was the victim of a medical emergency while he was driving eastbound on West Main...
On 10/26/16 at 1605 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 300 block of Ridge Avenue in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by Paul Zelem, age 54, of Ephrata, drove into the back of a delivery truck parked on Ridge Avenue. Zelem was taken to an area hospital to be checked for...

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On 8/2/15, Ephrata Police responded to Walmart, 890 E. Main St. Ephrata Township, for a retail theft in progress. Walmart loss prevention employees were observing a female and male opening packages and concealing merchandise together. As the pair exited the store without paying for the concealed...
On 7/31/15, Ephrata Police responded to a report of a theft at Pleasant Valley Spas, 683 E. Main St. Ephrata Borough. A previous employee, James Benjamin Green, age 25, of Akron, had been caught stealing $140.00 from the cash register. Green was released and will be charged with Theft and will...

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On July 30, 2015 at 0911 hours Ephrata Police responded to Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township, for a theft in progress. A 54 year old female from Honey Brook, PA reported that while selecting an item from a cooler in the rear of the store, a female removed her purse from her cart and...
At approximately 1130 hours on July 27, 2015 officers observed Craig Kevin Baumer, 58, of 181 Church Avenue, Ephrata, removing scrap metal from a construction site at 1111 S. State Street. Mr. Baumer was interviewed and admitted to removing the scrap without permission.
Tara M. Wood, 40, of Rothsville, was arrested for shoplifting after she was caught stealing a cellular phone, headphones, health and beauty items and clothing from the Kmart store in Ephrata. The total value of the items stolen was approximately $289.00. Ms. Wood was released and misdemeanor theft...

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