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The investigation in to a dumpster fire, which occurred on July 4, 2019 at 10:53 p.m., has resulted in charges against two local men. The fire, which destroyed the dumpster and an enclosure at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, caused $4,416 in damage. Police used surveillance video to determine...
Ephrata Police have filed charges against two individuals involved in recent DUI incidents. On 7/11/19 police stopped Stanley Staneski, 35, of Denver, after he disregarded traffic cones marking a road closed for flooding on Sportsman Road in West Cocalico Township. Staneski failed field sobriety...

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Ephrata Police arrested Joselyn Colon-Antonetty F/42 and Cesar Pua-Moran M/34 both of Reading, Pa on 7-24-19 for Retail Theft following and incident at the Ephrata Walmart. Ephrata Police were called by the Ephrata Walmart Asset Protection around 0945hrs for a female and male involved in a...

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Ephrata Police arrested Michael Beebe M/50 of Havertown, PA Saturday evening 7-21-19 for Public Intoxication and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Ephrata Police were called around 7:35pm 7-21-19 for a male acting suspicious in the parking lot of the Goodwill Store in the 1100 Block of South...
Ephrata Police arrested Steve Knauer M/50 of Wollups Hill Rd., Stevens, Pa on assault and terroristic threat charges Sunday 7-21-19 around 8pm. Ephrata Police arrested Knauer after observing him use both hands to grab a female around her neck choking her and slam her into a wall. Knauer further...

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Ephrata Police arrested Damian Spencer M/19 of Ephrata Wednesday 05-01-19 around 8:15pm reference an outstanding warrant and possession of a controlled substance following a trespass incident in the 200 Block of Washington Avenue, Ephrata Borough. Ephrata Police were called the 200 Block of...
Ephrata Police arrested Megan I. Leinhauser F/36 of Ephrata on an outstanding Lancaster County Sheriff's warrant at a local restaurant where she was employed. Leinhauser was arrested without incident and turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Department.
On 4/22/19, Ephrata Police arrested Ryan Asquith, 30, of Ephrata, at a residence in the first block of S. Maple St. in Ephrata Borough. Asquith was wanted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office on an outstanding bench warrant. Asquith was turned over to the Lancaster County Sherriff office.
Ephrata Police arrested Amanda E. Becker F/25 of Westpointe Dr, Ephrata, around 4:00am on 4-22-19 following several calls for a disturbance in the area of her address on Westpointe Dr. Becker was found to be intoxicated, yelling and disturbing the neighborhood at 4am Monday morning. Becker was...
On Friday, April 19, 2019 at approximately 1:35pm, Ephrata Police responded to Walmart for a retail theft report. Loss Prevention employees reported that Nicole M. McCollum, 41, of Landisville changed price tags and failed to scan items while utilizing the self-checkout leading to a theft of...

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On 7/24/18 at 0827hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the first block of E. Chestnut St. in Ephrata Borough. Chanborany Chap, 42, of Ephrata, was east on Chestnut St. when she fell asleep and her vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Chap was taken to an area...

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On 7/18/18 at 2013hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on N Reading Rd. at Schoeneck Rd. A vehicle driven by Wesley Kurtz, 23, of Reinholds, failed to stop for a red traffic signal and struck another vehicle in the intersection. An 81 year old female passenger in the struck vehicle...

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On 7/18/18 at 1340 hrs, Ephrata Police investigated a vehicle accident on W. Main St. at Academy Dr. in Ephrata Borough. A work van driven by Michael Sullivan, 27, of Souderton PA, was east bound on Main St., when Sullivan was distracted by reaching for a water bottle. Sullivan’s vehicle proceeded...

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On July 15, 2018 at 7:30am, the Ephrata Police received a report of a theft from a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn, 380 E Main St. Ephrata Borough. The person reported that a laptop computer, bag containing personal items and some cards and gifts were stolen from the vehicle...

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On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 between 7:00am and 9:30am the Ephrata Police Department conducted speed enforcement in the first block of East Main St. in Reinholds. Police cited 14 drivers with speeding offences. Violations ranged from 40-47mph in the posted 25mph speed zone and violations occurred in...

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On April 3, 2019 at 9:04 a.m., Ephrata Police and local emergency services were dispatched to a vehicle accident with entrapment on Route 222 southbound at mile marker 41 in Ephrata Township. 911 callers reported that a box truck left the roadway and struck a tree. Upon arriving at the scene,...
Ephrata Police over the last several days have conducted speed compliance checks in Ephrata and West Cocalico Townships resulting in 25 speeding citations being issued to motorist. Ephrata Police conducted a speed compliance check in the 500 Block of Stevens Road, Ephrata Township on Tuesday...

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Ephrata Police along with the Lincoln Fire Company responded around 4:25am on 3-27-19 to a parking lot in the 100 Block of North Reading Road for a vehicle fire. Ephrata Police received a call from a citizen reporting he found a vehicle on fire as he was driving pass a shopping plaza in the 100...

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On March 19, 2019 at 7:45 p.m. Ephrata Police received a complaint of a sinkhole opening in the roadway near the intersection of Henn Ave. and Rothsville Road. Ephrata Borough Public Works Department has closed Henn Ave from Niss Ave. to Rothsville Road. Public Works crews are investigating the...
On Thursday 3/14/19 the pictured male reportedly stole over $1,500 worth of cigarettes from Walmart in Ephrata Township and left in the vehicle shown. Similar thefts have been reported to other Walmarts in the surrounding areas. If you can identify the male or have any information that may help,...

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