Ephrata & East Cocalico Police Reports

By on August 3, 2016

Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following:

CRASH: Police responded to an accident involving two vehicles in the 3000 block of North Reading Road at South Poplar Street in Adamstown Borough at 2 p.m. July 26 where one of the vehicles was blocking the road. A north bound pickup truck, driven by Mark Buchta, 42, Sinking Spring, drove into the back of another northbound vehicle that was stopped and waiting to make a left turn. The driver of the second vehicle was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Adamstown Fire Department assisted with traffic control and cleanup at the scene.

CRASH: Police responded to a one vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Swamp Bridge Road in West Cocalico Township at 3:06 p.m. July 26. A vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Lititz woman swerved to avoid a cat and was pulled into the soft shoulder and struck a guard rail. The woman was not injured. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following:

DUI: A crash occurred in the 1300 block of North Reading Road, East Cocalico Township, at 4:37 a.m. June 21 where the vehicle was balanced on a curb. The driver, Bryan Salkeld, 44, was arrested for suspicion of DUI. Blood test results indicated a blood alcohol concentration of 0.283 percent. DUI and related charges were filed.

WARRANT: A vehicle was stopped in the 1200 block of North Reading Road, East Cocalico Township, at 2:33 p.m. July 17 and it was discovered that a passenger in the vehicle, Brigitte Radell, 48, had a current Lancaster County bench warrant. She was taken into custody and transferred to the custody of a deputy.

VEHICLE FIRE: Officers responded to a vehicle fire on West Swartzville Road at Adamstown Road, East Cocalico Township, at 6:07 p.m. July 22. Upon arrival, the fire was no longer active and an officer pushed the vehicle off the road into a nearby driveway. Adamstown Fire Company responded to the scene.

CRASH: A crash occurred in the 200 block of West Church Street, East Cocalico Township, at 2:02 a.m. July 24. A vehicle was traveling west, crossed over the eastbound lane, struck a utility pole and speed limit sign and rolled onto its roof in a roadside ditch. Reamstown Ambulance responded but the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle signed off, refusing transport. PP&L responded to repair the pole.

CRASH: Officers responded to a crash in the first block of West Swartzville Road, East Cocalico Township, at 6:11 p.m. July 25. Strong, pre-storm winds blew a tree down on the road, directly in front of a vehicle traveling west. The vehicle struck the tree causing extensive undercarriage damage and causing injury to two occupants, which were initially confined in the vehicle. The occupants were extricated by fire and EMS personnel and taken to Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Adamstown Fire Company, Reamstown Ambulance, Reinholds Ambulance and a medic from Wellspan assisted on scene.

DUI: Kenneth B. Martin, 75, Sinking Spring, was charged with two counts of DUI and harassment after an incident that occurred in the first block of Hawthorne Drive in Denver Borough at 8:22 p.m. June 25. Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Hawthorne Drive for an assault taking place. Responding officers witnessed Martin’s vehicle driving away from the scene and he was stopped. While speaking to Martin, officers determined that he was impaired. A blood test indicated that Martin had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.094 percent at the time of the test. It was also determined that Martin punched an individual at the residence, causing no injuries. Martin was sent a summons to appear before the district judge.

PROHIBITED WEAPON: Shawn Killinger, 31, the 200 block of Main Street, Denver, was charged with prohibited offensive weapons and three drug charges after an incident that occurred at his residence at 11:45 a.m. June 30. Officers were dispatched to Killinger’s residence after Lancaster County probation officers performed a home visit. The probation officers found a small amount of marijuana, 13 pills of Clonazepam, for which Killinger has no prescription, various drug paraphernalia and a pair of “brass knuckles” with sharp points on the end. Probation officers filed a detainer and Killinger was remanded to the Lancaster County Prison on a probation violation. He was sent a summons to appear before the district judge on the new charges.

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