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On 1-10-2021 Ephrata Police were called to a home in the 100 Block of Parkview Heights Road, Ephrata Township, for a male making threats towards others in the home with a knife. Reportedly, Tyler Smith M/20 of Ephrata PA, was upset following a verbal dispute involving two (2) female victims and...
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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On 1-10-2021 Ephrata Police were called to a home in the 100 Block of Parkview Heights Road, Ephrata Township, for a male making threats towards others in the home with a knife. Reportedly, Tyler Smith M/20 of Ephrata PA, was upset following a verbal dispute involving two (2) female victims and...
On December 30, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., Ephrata Police arrested Jason A. Umble, 24, of New Holland, on a Forgery Warrant upon locating him at an Ephrata motel. Police obtained the warrant as a result of the investigation into counterfeit $50 bills that had been passed at Sheetz in Ephrata on November 15...

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On December 25, 2020 at 6:01 a.m., Ephrata Police responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of West Sunset Ave., Ephrata Borough. Ephrata Police charged Louis A Estrada, Jr., 34, of Ephrata with Simple Assault as the result of an investigation into an altercation at the residence. Estrada failed...
Ephrata Police arrested Kim Dragan F/63 of Perkiomen Ave, Reading for burglary following a suspicious activity incident in West Cocalico Twp on 12-23-20. Ephrata Police were called by a property owner around 9:00am on 12-23-20 regarding a suspicious vehicle at a rental house in the 2100 Block of...

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Walmart asset protection reported to Ephrata Police that an employee stole over $2,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart between October 27, 2020 and November 6, 2020. Walmart’s investigation included video evidence, witness statements and an admission by the employee. Ephrata Police charged Troy D...

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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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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...
On 12-15-20 at approximately 2:15pm Ephrata Police were called to the intersection of Hahnstown Road and Glenwood Drive, Ephrata Township for a vehicle accident involving a sedan and a pick up truck where the occupant of the sedan, 84yr old Patricia A. Lausch of Ephrata was treated at the scene by...

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On December 1, 2020, Ephrata Police were alerted to spray-paint vandalism in the Chapel Gate Park in West Cocalico Township. If you have information that could assist the police in identifying the suspects, please contact Officer Rodriguez at 717-738-9200 x 237 or leave an anonymous tip by clicking...
The Ephrata Police Department is investigating the cause of the recent fire at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, 320 Cocalico Street, Ephrata Borough. If you were in the Thomas Grater Park between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 24, 2020, and observed anyone, including a male on a...

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