Ephrata & East Cocalico Police Logs

By on July 27, 2016

Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following:

THEFT: Police filed theft of services charges against Scott L. Behney, 56, the 500 block of Mountain Road, West Cocalico Township. PP&L representatives allege that over the past several months, Behney twice reconnected electric service to his residence after being disconnected for failure to pay. Behney illegally obtained $567.23 worth of electric services.

DUI: Police recently filed DUI charges against Danielle L. Keys, 33, Stevens. Police investigated an accident with serious injuries in the 1300 block of Steinmetz Road, West Cocalico Township, at 3:55 p.m. April 21. A vehicle driven by Keyes failed to negotiate a turn, left the road and struck a fence and a barn. Keys’ blood alcohol content was 0.27 percent.

FRAUD: Police charged Kathleen M. Daugherty, 49, Denver, with access device fraud July 22. A resident of the first block of West Queen Street, West Cocalico Township, alleges that last month Daugherty fraudulently obtained $54 by using the victim’s ATM/bank card.

Ephrata Police provide coverage for West Cocalico Township and Adamstown Borough.


The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following:

CRASH: Robert Lemon, Denver, was driving his dump truck northbound on Denver Road when the dump truck slid on the wet road on a curve at 2:56 p.m. July 13. Cory Holloway, Drumore, was driving a tractor trailer southbound at that curve when Lemon slid into his lane. The vehicles collided and sustained heavy damage. There were no injuries.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Someone smashed the driver door window of a vehicle parked in the first block of West Kestral Drive, Denver, sometime between July 17 and 18. Damage amount is approximately $100.

DUI: An employee of Al’s Service Center, North Reading Road, was working after hours and confronted a group of people to the rear of the business at 9:20 a.m. July 6. They entered a vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle they were in was stopped by police at Heatherwood Drive and Firethorn Lane, Denver. The driver, a 17-year-old Denver female, displayed signs of impairment and was taken for a blood alcohol test. Two passengers in the vehicle, a 16-year-old Akron female and a 16-year-old Ephrata male, also displayed signs of impairment. Subsequent testing revealed the driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.127 percent. All three will be charged with purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages. The driver was also charged with DUI.

RECKLESS DRIVING: Travis L. Zimmerman, 22, the 300 block of East Farmersville Road, Ephrata, was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, and two other traffic violations after an incident that occurred in the 100 block of West Church Street in East Cocalico Township. An officer attempted to stop Zimmerman’s vehicle after it was clocked at 55 mph in a posted 35 mph zone at 10:41 p.m. June 20. Zimmerman refused to pull over and turned onto Stevens Road. Zimmerman lost control of his vehicle in the first block of Stevens Road and struck an embankment. Zimmerman was taken into custody and eventually released to his parents. Charges were filed at District Justice Nancy Hamill’s office.

DUI: Richard L. Eager, 65, the 1300 block of Bowmansville Road, Mohnton, was charged with driving under the influence, restriction on alcoholic beverages, and a traffic violation after an incident that occurred on Route 222, near Colonel Howard Boulevard in East Cocalico Township.

DUI: Police units were dispatched to the Walmart Store in Ephrata for an individual who was possibly intoxicated at 9:43 a.m. June 18. The subject got into a vehicle and left the parking lot headed toward Route 222. An officer was able to intercept the vehicle as it continued northbound on Route 222. The officer witnessed the vehicle driving on the shoulder of the road. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer noticed a cup in the center console partially filled with liquor. The driver was determined to be impaired and a blood test indicated that he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.291 percent at the time of the test.

DUI: Timothy J Mancl, 51, West Chester, was charged with two counts of DUI and careless driving after an incident that occurred in the first block of Denver Road May 22. Officers were dispatched for a reckless driver at 5:51 p.m. Mancl’s vehicle was located in a private parking lot. He was slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle and a witness had taken the keys out of the ignition to keep him from driving. Mancl was unable to do field sobriety tests and he was placed into custody. A blood test indicated that his blood alcohol concentration was 0.29 percent at the time of the test.

DUI: Cheryl L. Ceresini, 43, the 700 block of East Main Street, Ephrata, was charged with four counts of driving under the influence, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving without insurance and driving with a suspended registration plate after an incident that occurred in the 1200 block of North Reading Road in East Cocalico Township.

POSSESSION: Ceresini’s vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation at 9:19 p.m. June 4. The officer determined that Ceresini was impaired and she was taken to the hospital for a blood test. The blood test revealed that Ceresini was under the influence of marijuana, chlordiazepoxide and morphine at the time of the test. Upon being taken into custody, officers found a small amount of marijuana, a small glass pipe and several hypodermic needles on Ceresini’s person.

The East Cocalico Police Department provides coverage for East Cocalico Township and Denver Borough.

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