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An Ephrata Borough couple recently reported that they were the victim of a mail based fraud. The couple received a letter that appeared to be from a nationally recognized sweepstakes company. The letter directed them to call a phone number to claim the grand prize, which included a car and weekly...
Catherine White was cited with Harassment (S), stemming from a disturbance that occurred on the 100 block of Washington Ave. Ephrata Borough, on July 27, 2020. White is presumed innocent.
Ephrata Police on 07-22-2020 at approximately 6pm were called to the Sheetz Minit Market in the 800 Block of East Main St (US 322) Ephrata regarding theft of windshield washer fluid. Investigation revealed witnesses observed the female take a bottle of washer fluid from an outside display rack,...
Ephrata Police charged Jediah D. Coleman, 19, no permanent address, with Retail Theft for stealing $180 worth of vaping products from a convenience store on North Reading Road in Ephrata Township. On July 20, 2020 at 3:15 p.m., a regular customer at the store saw the store manager attempting to...

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The Ephrata Police Department is investing a shooting that occurred on July 5, 2020 at 1:42 a.m. near the intersection of Blackberry Lane and Eastbrooke Drive in Ephrata Township. Four males were shot during a dispute and are being treated at Lancaster General Hospital. The suspected shooter is in...

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Catherine White was cited with Harassment (S), stemming from a disturbance that occurred on the 100 block of Washington Ave. Ephrata Borough, on July 27, 2020. White is presumed innocent.
Ephrata Police on 07-22-2020 at approximately 6pm were called to the Sheetz Minit Market in the 800 Block of East Main St (US 322) Ephrata regarding theft of windshield washer fluid. Investigation revealed witnesses observed the female take a bottle of washer fluid from an outside display rack,...
Ephrata Police charged Jediah D. Coleman, 19, no permanent address, with Retail Theft for stealing $180 worth of vaping products from a convenience store on North Reading Road in Ephrata Township. On July 20, 2020 at 3:15 p.m., a regular customer at the store saw the store manager attempting to...

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Ephrata Police arrested Lillian Thompson F/47 of Andrew St., Lancaster, PA for summary Retail Theft following an incident at the Ephrata Walmart on 06-29-2020. Ephrata Police were called at approximately 1225pm by Walmart Asset Protection to the Ephrata Walmart 890 E. Main St for a Retail Theft...

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On Thursday June 25th, 2020, Jorge L. Vega turned himself into police on a previously issued burglary warrant. Vega failed to post bail and is incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison. Prior Release: Warrant Details Warrant Type : Criminal Date Issued : Monday June 22nd, 2020 Issuing Authority : MDJ...

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Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Ferdinand J. Michell III, 37, of Palmyra. On September 26, 2018, an employee of a business in the 300 block of South Reading Road, Ephrata Borough, reported that his wallet was taken from the office area. The value of the wallet and its contents was $...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Daulton Lee Blessing, 23, last known address of Denver, PA. Blessing is charged with Retail Theft, Prohibited Offensive Weapons and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Police allege that on September 12, 2018, Blessing failed to pay for $168 worth of...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Ivan Allen, 30, last known address of Clifton Heights, PA. Allen is charged with Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Unlawful Contact with a Minor and Corruption of Minors. Police allege that in June of 2016, Allen had sexual contact...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Brianne E. Mankins, 22, last known address of Ephrata. On May 22, 2018 at 12:32 a.m., Ephrata Police responded to the first block of East Pine Street, Ephrata Borough, to investigate a report of suspicious activity. Police located Mankins asleep in a...
Ephrata Police hold a warrant for the arrest of Nathan Edward Heinzig for the May 18, 2017 bank robbery at Santander Bank, 270 North Reading Road, Ephrata Township. Heinzig, 36, who last resided in the Hopeland area of Clay Township, is a white, male 5’ 10” tall, 200 pounds with blue eyes. Heinzig...

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On Sunday, June 28, 2020 at approximately 3:37 p.m. Ephrata Police Officers responded to vehicle crash involving a horse drawn carriage at the intersection of Hahnstown Rd and East Main St (SR322). On arrival officers learned the horse drawn carriage was operated by Marlin Martin, 33 of Terre Hill...
On Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at approximately 0520 hours a citizen reported vandalism to a split rail fence on the Ephrata Rail Trail. The vandalism occurred sometime overnight, the fence is owned by Ephrata Borough. Anyone with information on the individuals or actions that caused the damage is...

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Route 272 (South Reading Rd.) will be closed for an extended period of time today in both directions while crews work to clean up and replace a utility pole brought down in a crash.

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crash_2.jpg On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at approximately 6:58 AM, Ephrata Police responded to the area of 420 Sandy Hill Rd. in West Cocalico Twp. for a report of a crash involving a bicyclist struck by a vehicle. Police determined that a Honda Civic driven by Douglas Seymour, 41, of Stevens was...

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The Ephrata Police Departement is investigating a hit and run crash that occurred in the area of E Queen St and Cherry Alley (Schoeneck) on 04/18/19 at approximately 2344 hours. A pick-up truck struck a utility pole and fled the scene. The truck left orange in color pieces behind, believed to be...

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An Ephrata Borough couple recently reported that they were the victim of a mail based fraud. The couple received a letter that appeared to be from a nationally recognized sweepstakes company. The letter directed them to call a phone number to claim the grand prize, which included a car and weekly...
The Ephrata Police Department is investing a shooting that occurred on July 5, 2020 at 1:42 a.m. near the intersection of Blackberry Lane and Eastbrooke Drive in Ephrata Township. Four males were shot during a dispute and are being treated at Lancaster General Hospital. The suspected shooter is in...

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On Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1627 hrs Ephrata Police Officers responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of S. Line Rd and Indiantown Rd in West Cocalico Township. William Fitts, 50, of Media, PA was traveling southeast in a Volvo suv and proceeded through the intersection after stopping...
The Ephrata Police Department responded to a single ATV crash on 06/13/20 at 7:38 p.m. Anthony Grace, 33 years old of Stevens, PA was driving a four-wheeler on Spring Garden St when he lost control and crashed. Grace was thrown from the four-wheeler onto the roadway, the four-wheeler landed on top...
On June 17, 2020 at 11:11 a.m., Ephrata Police and local rescue personnel were dispatched to the 300 block of South Cocalico Road, West Cocalico Township, for a motor cycle accident. A 68-year-old Berks County man lost control of his motorcycle when he attempted to adjust his lane position for an...

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