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Ephrata Police were called on 7-2-22 at approximately 3:25pm for a disturbance to the Adamstown Park in the 200 Block of West Main St, Adamstown. Ephrata Police arrived to find Felix Vasquez, 22 of Reading, Berks County, reportedly caused a disturbance in the area of the Adamstown Pool. Police upon...

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Ephrata Police are investigating the robbery of the Dollar Tree store in the 300 Block of North Reading Road, Ephrata Borough. Police responded Saturday evening 6-18-22 at approximately 9:23pm for the report of a man with a gun who possibly may still be in the store. Police arrived cleared the...

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On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) voted to approve the Ephrata Police Department (EPD) for state accreditation. There are only 144 agencies in PA who have earned accreditation. Only roughly 13% of PA police agencies have earned this honor...
Ephrata Police responded around 6:30pm on 1-2-22 to the 1000 Block of Rettew Mill Road for a hit and run accident involving a tractor trailer and a sedan. Driver of a Hyundai sedan reported they were struck by a tractor and trailer as they both negotiated a bend in the roadway. The tractor and...

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Ephrata Police were called to US 222 South just north of the Ephrata US 322 exit for reported vehicle on fire in the wooded area along the west side of the south bound lanes. Apparently a small Toyota sedan traveling south on US 222 left the roadway rolling over several times into the wooded area...

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Ephrata Police on 12-22-21 from 0600hrs until approximately 0900hrs investigated eleven (11) vehicle accidents where icy roadway conditions were a contributing factor. As a result of the eleven accidents several utility poles were struck which required repair however only one injury was reported. A...

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Ephrata Police were called on 11-30-21 at approximately 6:30pm to the first block of E. Main St for a report of several female juveniles damaging an ice sculpture. The ice sculptures were created on Friday 11-26-21 as part of the festivities for the annual Ephrata Christmas Tree Lighting. The...

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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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