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Ephrata Police are investigating the theft of lost or mislaid property. A Walmart customer reported that on April 2, 2021 at 4:45 p.m., she forgot to retrieve her cash back from the dispenser at a self-checkout. She remembered when she was walking in the parking lot; however, upon her return, the...
Ephrata Police recently charged Jose M. Colon-Espada, 33, of Lancaster with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. On March 3, 2021 just after midnight, Ephrata Police spotted the sedan traveling southbound in the 600 block of South Reading Road (Route 272). The sedan had recent crash...
Ephrata Police were called to the 1000 Block of Mount Airy Road, Schoeneck in West Cocalico Township for a head on crash involving an SUV and small sedan. Investigation into the crash determined a small black Volkswagon driven by a 17yr old male from ClayTownship was traveling west on Mount Airy...

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Ephrata Police on 3-16-21 filed Driving Under the Influence charges against John L. Taylor M/25 of Maple Grove Rd, Denver after investigation into an incident and accident on 2-26-21. On 2-26-21 Ephrata Police were called to an address in the 1500 block of Lincoln Hgts. Ave, Ephrata regarding a...
Ephrata Police responded to the intersection of South State St and King St Friday 03-26-21 at 7:15pm for report of a vehicle accident with injuries. Investigation found that a Mazda vehicle driven by 16yr old Ephrata male reportedly pulled into the path of vehicle being driven north on S. State St...

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On Tuesday, March 26, 2021 at 3:33 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to an assault in the 200 block of Duke Street, Ephrata Borough. Police arrested Scott E. Thomas, 57, of Ephrata, for assaulting an acquaintance. Thomas, who was charged with Simple Assault, was incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison...
On Friday March 19, 2021 at 1:32 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Borough. Police determined that Marysue A. Perry, 26, of Ephrata, assaulted an acquaintance and damaged two vehicles by throwing rocks at them. Perry was charged with...
Ephrata Police arrested Wendell R. Douglas M/41 of Reinholds, PA Monday 3-8-21 on an outstanding felony fraud warrant from Lehigh County area issued February 2020. Ephrata Police stopped a Hyundai vehicle for a tinted windshield and discovered the driver Wendell Douglas was wanted regarding a...
The Ephrata Police are attempting to identify the driver of a Toyota sedan in the attached picture and video. On March 3, 2021 just after midnight, Ephrata Police spotted the sedan traveling southbound in the 600 block of South Reading Road (Route 272). The sedan had recent crash damage on the...

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Ephrata Police arrested Matthew Z. Rodgers Thursday 3-4-21 at approximately 11:30pm on an outstanding domestic violence warrant after receiving a call for a disturbance at local business. Ephrata Police received a call from Turkey Hill clerk on Rothsville Road, Ephrata Borough for a male yelling...

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Ephrata Police recently charged Jose M. Colon-Espada, 33, of Lancaster with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. On March 3, 2021 just after midnight, Ephrata Police spotted the sedan traveling southbound in the 600 block of South Reading Road (Route 272). The sedan had recent crash...
Ephrata Police on 3-16-21 filed Driving Under the Influence charges against John L. Taylor M/25 of Maple Grove Rd, Denver after investigation into an incident and accident on 2-26-21. On 2-26-21 Ephrata Police were called to an address in the 1500 block of Lincoln Hgts. Ave, Ephrata regarding a...
On Tuesday, March 26, 2021 at 3:33 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to an assault in the 200 block of Duke Street, Ephrata Borough. Police arrested Scott E. Thomas, 57, of Ephrata, for assaulting an acquaintance. Thomas, who was charged with Simple Assault, was incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison...
On Friday March 19, 2021 at 1:32 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Borough. Police determined that Marysue A. Perry, 26, of Ephrata, assaulted an acquaintance and damaged two vehicles by throwing rocks at them. Perry was charged with...
Ephrata Police arrested Wendell R. Douglas M/41 of Reinholds, PA Monday 3-8-21 on an outstanding felony fraud warrant from Lehigh County area issued February 2020. Ephrata Police stopped a Hyundai vehicle for a tinted windshield and discovered the driver Wendell Douglas was wanted regarding a...
Ephrata Police arrested Matthew Z. Rodgers Thursday 3-4-21 at approximately 11:30pm on an outstanding domestic violence warrant after receiving a call for a disturbance at local business. Ephrata Police received a call from Turkey Hill clerk on Rothsville Road, Ephrata Borough for a male yelling...
Ephrata Police cited Hanna J. Nace F/20 of the 800 Blk of Clearview Ave, Ephrata Saturday night 2-27-21 for disorderly conduct following a disturbance call. Ephrata Police were called around 11:45pm to an apartment complex in the 800 Block of Clearview Ave, Ephrata Borough for two people fighting...
Ephrata Police arrested Christopher Myers M/61 of Ephrata for Public Drunkenness following a report of a person laying on the roadway. Ephrata Police were called to the first block of Lincoln Avenue, Ephrata Borough Friday 2-26-21 around 5:15pm for a report of a male laying in an alleyway not...
On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3:30 a.m., Ephrata Police observed Adam L. Helman, 27, of New Holland, in the 1000 block of Henn Avenue, Ephrata Borough, loitering and prowling around multiple homes. Police made contact with Helman and confirmed that he was wanted on an outstanding Lancaster...
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 6:16 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to the 100 block of Heritage Road, Ephrata Township, for a disturbance. A resident requested assistance with a family member who, while under the influence of drugs, had locked her out of the residence and was destroying furniture...

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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 Thursday, February 18, 2021 at approximately 9:00pm, an Ephrata Police officer observed a jackknifed tractor-trailer on Rt. 222 in the area of the Rt. 322 overpass on the southbound side of the highway. As the officer approached the area on the northbound side, he observed a large box truck...

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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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Ephrata Police received a report of a robbery which had just occurred at Lynda’s Fuel and Deli, 477 N Reading Rd. in Ephrata Township, on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at approximately 4:05pm. A male suspect entered the store and waited for another customer to leave prior to approaching the counter and...

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On Saturday, March 07, 2020 at approximately 1317 hours the Ephrata Police Department was dispatched to a three vehicle crash on route 322 east (East Main Street) near the on ramp to S/R 222 south bound. The three vehicles involved were all traveling east bound on route 322. D. Zimmerman of East...

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On Saturday, March 07, 2020 at approximately 1219 hrs Ephrata Police Officers investigated a three vehicle crash in the 500 block of East Main Street. A Ford sedan driven by J. Reamer of Mifflinburg, PA was traveling east bound when he failed to observe stopped traffic in front of him. Reamer rear-...
On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at approximately 0749 hours the Ephrata Police Department was dispatched to Parkview Heights Rd and Wisteria Dr in Ephrata Township for the report of bicyclist struck by a vehicle. It was quickly determined that the bicyclist, an adult female crashed her bicycle and...

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Ephrata Police are investigating the theft of lost or mislaid property. A Walmart customer reported that on April 2, 2021 at 4:45 p.m., she forgot to retrieve her cash back from the dispenser at a self-checkout. She remembered when she was walking in the parking lot; however, upon her return, the...
Ephrata Police were called to the 1000 Block of Mount Airy Road, Schoeneck in West Cocalico Township for a head on crash involving an SUV and small sedan. Investigation into the crash determined a small black Volkswagon driven by a 17yr old male from ClayTownship was traveling west on Mount Airy...

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Ephrata Police responded to the intersection of South State St and King St Friday 03-26-21 at 7:15pm for report of a vehicle accident with injuries. Investigation found that a Mazda vehicle driven by 16yr old Ephrata male reportedly pulled into the path of vehicle being driven north on S. State St...

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The Ephrata Police are attempting to identify the driver of a Toyota sedan in the attached picture and video. On March 3, 2021 just after midnight, Ephrata Police spotted the sedan traveling southbound in the 600 block of South Reading Road (Route 272). The sedan had recent crash damage on the...

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Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on 2-28-21 at approximately 7:30pm at the intersection of Rothsville and Rettew Mill Roads, Ephrata Township involving a pickup truck and small sedan. Investigation revealed the truck driven by Mervin Martin of Ephrata pulled from the stop sign on...

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SOLVED...Driver located. Ephrata Police are investigating a hit and run accident which occurred on February 14, 2021, between 2:30pm and 3:30pm, in the parking lot of the Cloister Shopping Center in the 100 Block of North Reading Road, Ephrata Borough. The fleeing vehicle is a blue, 1997-2004,...
The Ephrata Police Department is investigating a business burglary that occurred at Green Dragon, 955 North State Street, Ephrata Township, on January 30, 2021 between 4:00-5:00 a.m. Suspects broke into a business and stole DeWalt power tools valued at approximately $5,000. Surveillance video...

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Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment at 11:15pm 1-26-21 involving two vehicles near the intersection of W. Rt. 897 and Peartown Road, West Cocalico Twp Ephrata Police arrived to find a heavily damaged Chrysler PT Cruiser sitting in the west bound lane of W. Rt. 897 near...

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Two North Carolina Men Charged in Gunpoint Robbery of Puppies from Lancaster County Breeder PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Christopher Lamont Stimpson, Jr., 22, and Wilbert Curtis Trey Artis, III, 29, both of Greensboro, North...
Ephrata Police are investigating an animal cruelty case. On the afternoon of January 2, 2021, a resident of the 300 block of Millway Road, Ephrata Township, found a deceased cat in his back yard; the cat had been shot with an arrow. The arrow is a carbon crossbow bolt arrow. If you have information...

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