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On October 10, 2021, at 3:52 pm, Ephrata Police responded to a business in the 800 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Township, for reports of a female causing a disturbance inside the store. Police identified the female as Jessica L. Hamby, w/f (25), of Ephrata, who was in possession of a...
The Ephrata Police Department is investigating a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian which occurred at the intersection of North State Street and Pine Street in Ephrata Borough on October 20, 2021 at 4:57 p.m. A Boyo student transport van, which did not have students onboard, struck a 69-year-old...

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Ephrata Police are investigating the theft of $1,100 worth of Yankee Candles from the CVS, 440 North Reading Road, Ephrata Township on September 30 at 1:25 p.m. Three suspects, as pictured, removed an entire display of candles, concealing the candles in bags and at the bottom of a cart, and left...
On October 10, 2021, at 3:52 pm, Ephrata Police responded to a business in the 800 block of East Main Street, Ephrata Township, for reports of a female causing a disturbance inside the store. Police identified the female as Jessica L. Hamby, w/f (25), of Ephrata, who was in possession of a...
On September 24, 2021 at 10:58 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to the Walmart, 800 block E. Main St. Ephrata Township, relating to retail theft. Police discovered that Catherine M. Lefever, 35, of Kinzers, failed to ring $602.12 worth of merchandise at self-checkout. Lefever was accompanied by...

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On September 24, 2021 at 10:58 p.m., Ephrata Police responded to the Walmart, 800 block E. Main St. Ephrata Township, relating to retail theft. Police discovered that Charles A. Dow, 48, of Kinzers, failed to ring $602.12 worth of merchandise at self-checkout. Dow was accompanied by Catherine M...

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Ephrata Police recently charged Gary S. Shomo, 57, of Shillington, with Theft for stealing material belonging to his employer and subsequently scrapping the material. Police allege that from January 1, 2020 – September 7, 2021, Shomo, while employed at a HVAC contractor in the first block of West...
On 08-16-21, Ephrata Police arrested Leann K. Sites, F/35 of Narvon, for Retail Theft following an incident at the Walmart. Ephrata Police were called at approximately 4:45 PM to the Ephrata Walmart by Loss Prevention for a female who attempted to leave the store without paying for $22.93 worth of...
Ephrata Police have charged Anna Marie Shreiner, 24, last known address in Strasburg, PA, with Terroristic Threats and Threat to Use Weapons of Mass Destruction as the result of the investigation into on bomb threat at Magisterial District Judge Russell’s Office, 609 East Main Street, Ephrata...
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 on 10-04-21 at approximately 4:20pm responded to the 100 Block of Hahnstown Road, Ephrata Township for the report of a vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and school bus carrying children. Investigation determined a tractor trailer traveling south on Hahnstown and a school...

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As a result of the recent flooding (9/1/21), the bridge on Rettew Mill Road in Ephrata Township, between the 900-1000 block, is closed until further notice.
The Ephrata Police Department responded to a hit and run crash that involved a pedestrian on 08/31/21 at approximately 9:56 p.m. at the intersection of East Main Street and Lake Street in Ephrata Borough. According to witnesses a silver in color Nissan Versa struck a pedestrian on East Main Street...

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Ephrata Police were called to the intersection of Indiantown and Schoeneck Roads in West Cocalico Township around 3:15pm for a crash involving a two vehicles and a small school bus. Ephrata Poilce determined a white sedan driven by a 17yr old female from Ephrata reportedly turned left into the path...

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The Ephrata Police Department is investigating a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian which occurred at the intersection of North State Street and Pine Street in Ephrata Borough on October 20, 2021 at 4:57 p.m. A Boyo student transport van, which did not have students onboard, struck a 69-year-old...

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Ephrata Police are investigating the theft of $1,100 worth of Yankee Candles from the CVS, 440 North Reading Road, Ephrata Township on September 30 at 1:25 p.m. Three suspects, as pictured, removed an entire display of candles, concealing the candles in bags and at the bottom of a cart, and left...
Ephrata Police are asking for assistance in identifying the two persons depicted in the surveillance video captured on 9-20-21 at the Auntie Ann's Pretzel counter located inside the Ephrata Walmart. The male in the surveillance photograph is alleged to have taken money from the tip jar sitting on...
The following arrest were recently made for retail theft at Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township, based upon complaints received from Walmart Asset Protection: On August 19, 2021 at 3:15 p.m., Jordan M. Davidson, 27, of Reading, failed to ring $58.35 worth of merchandise. ON August 22,...

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On September 6, 2021 at 11:28 a.m., Ephrata Police were dispatched to a vehicle accident with entrapment at the intersection of Parkview Heights Road and Bethany Road, Ephrata Township. An SUV, driven by Matthew Hill, 26, of Ephrata, traveled eastbound on Parkview Heights Road, lost control and...