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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 Monday evening 4-23-18 around 7:50pm responded for a hazardous material spill involving large amount of oil substance that was leaking onto the roadway from a truck tractor. Witness stated it began to leak in the 200 Block of N. Reading Road covering the south lane, continuing onto...

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Ephrata Police recently charged William “Billy” Long, 43, of Stevens, with several crimes Long committed in Ephrata related to a February 2018 crime spree. Long was charged with stealing car parts from three local car dealers and items from K-mart. In addition to charges filed by the Pennsylvania...

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Ephrata Police investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of West Main St (US 322) and West Fulton St on Saturday 4-14-18 around 5pm. Ephrata Police were able to determine that a vehicle being driven by Shelby L. Hoffman F/24 of Reading initially stopped on W. Fulton St and then pulled...

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On April 14, 2018 at 7:47 p.m., Ephrata Police were dispatched to a parking lot at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital to assist a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy with a prisoner resisting arrest. Upon the arrival of Ephrata Police, the prisoner had escaped the custody of the deputy and ran into...

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On February 17, 2018 at 7:20 p.m., Ephrata Police arrested Michael A. Beiler, 39, of Adamstown after a female started that Beiler threw an object at her, punched her in the eye and punched her in her back repeatedly while at a residence in the first block of East Main Street, Adamstown Borough...
Ephrata Police recently charged Kate E. Witwer, 30, of Ephrata with Theft of a handgun and Carrying a Firearm without a License. Ephrata Police received a tip from a Lancaster County Probation Officer that a client may have stolen a gun from a residence in the first block of Charles Street, Ephrata...

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Retail Theft charges have been filed against Scott Pess Wentzel, age 27, of Denver, following an incident at Kmart in Ephrata Township on 1/14/18. Store employees and customers observed Wentzel carry a large TV valued at $400 from the store without paying for it. The TV was still wrapped in the...
On February 3, 2018 at 2:25 a.m., Ephrata Police responded to a pedestrian struck in the 400 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Borough. Police arrived and found Abby R. Grimm, 44, of Ephrata lying in the street with a serious head injury. Through the police investigation a suspect vehicle...
Ephrata Police were called Tuesday evening 1-31-18 around 8:15pm to the Family Dollar Store at the Cloister Shopping Center in the 100 Block of N. Reading Rd (PA 272) for a male inside the store who appeared intoxicated it was reported he was staggering and falling against the store shelves. Police...

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On 8/13/17 at 0157 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Frysville Rd at Newswanger Rd. in Ephrata Township. A vehicle driven by a 22 year old East Earl man struck three large cattle on the roadway during a period of heavy fog at night. A 22 year old female passenger from...

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Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle crash at 48 E. Main St. Reinholds, on 08/08/17 at approximately 9:20 pm. A blue Jeep driven by Zachary Thomas, 23, of Reinholds, crossed the center line, left the roadway and struck a house and trees before coming to rest on its roof. The driver fled the scene...

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Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian being struck. A vehicle driven by Dara Good, 67 of 210E Walnut St. Ephrata, struck James Moyer, 72, of 221 E Walnut St. Ephrata. Good was backing the vehicle east in the westbound lane and struck Moyer who was crossing the roadway...

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On 7/29/17 at 0953, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on West Main St. at the intersection with Oak St. in Ephrata Borough. The investigation revealed that an eastbound vehicle on W. Main St. was stopped and waiting to turn left onto N. Oak St. A second vehicle, driven by Lester Moyer...

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On 7/25/17 at 1324 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident involving three vehicles in the 1100 block of S. State St (RT 272) in Ephrata Township. A cattle truck, driven by Bryan Weaver, age 21, of Newmanstown PA, failed to stop for stopped traffic and struck the back of one vehicle...

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On 01-16-18 during the early morning hours Ephrata Police investigated numerous weather related accidents throughout the area of Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and West Cocalico Twp. One accident was a roll over and two others involved a vehicle striking a house. Ephrata Police at approximately...

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Ephrata Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on 01-10-18 which occurred at approximately 10:10pm. Police investigation determined a vehicle being driven north bound on N. State St by 18yr old Makayla London of the 200 Blk Duke St, Ephrata collided with a vehicle being driven west bound on...

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Ephrata Police arrested Daniel Regester M/30 from Denver, PA and Jessica Martin F/22 from Lititz, PA Saturday evening around 7:30pm following a short investigation regarding a delivery of a controlled substance that occurred in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 300 Block of North Reading...

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The individual pictured is suspected of stealing approximately 500lbs of scrap stainless steel from a business in Ephrata overnight on December 12, 2017. If anyone recognizes this individual or the vehicle (a light colored Dodge pickup), please contact Officer Thorp at 717-738-9200 x255. Tips can...

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Ephrata Police have completed the investigation of fatal vehicle accident that occurred on October 4, 2017 at 9:04 a.m. in the 300 block of South Reading Road, Ephrata Borough. A northbound Toyota sedan driven Ernest T. Capizzi, 64, of Lititz was struck in the rear by a northbound tractor trailer...

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