Police investigate disturbance

By on April 9, 2014

The Ephrata Police Department reported the following:

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – Police were called for a disturbance in the area of 44 Akron Road, Ephrata, at approximately 9:19 p.m. March 31. Citizens reported screaming, yelling and banging of objects in that area. Police found Christina Keller, 32, and David Ravel, 35, both of 44 Akron Road, Ephrata, engaged in a loud verbal altercation to the rear of the properties. Keller and Ravel are to be cited for disorderly conduct for disturbing the neighborhood; both will be sent a summons for the offense.

WARRANT – Police conducted a vehicle stop in the area of East Main Street and Pleasant Valley Road, Ephrata Township, April 2 and discovered the driver to be wanted out of Chester County. Police stopped a gold-colored sedan driven by Santos A. Rosa, 35, of Talmage (WestEarlTownship) and found Rosa to be wanted out of Parkesburg, ChesterCounty, on drug charges. Rosa was taken into custody without incident and turned over to Parkesburg Police. Also in the vehicle was a 17-year-old LancasterCity male listed as a runaway from LancasterCity; he was turned over to Lancaster City Police Department to be returned home.

BURGLARY – Police investigated an early morning burglary at a business in the Cloister Shopping Center in the 100 block of North Reading Road, Ephrata Borough, at 5:35 a.m. April 4. A suspect defeated the lock on a back door and took a small amount of cash from the office.

THEFT – A registration plate was taken from a vehicle parked at a business in the 1100 block of South State Street April 4.

CRASH – Kelsey Copenhaver, 18, of Stevens was driving a Volkswagen Jetta north at 9:27 p.m. April 6 on Route 272 and attempted to make a left turn onto Academy Drive. He turned into the path of Robert Chang, 19, of Ephrata, who was driving a Toyota Celica, and going south on Route 272. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Chang and his passenger were taken to LancasterGeneralHospital for injuries.

THEFT – A resident in the 400 block of North State Street, Ephrata Borough, reported April 7 that someone entered their residence via an unlocked window during the last two weeks and stole jewelry valued at approximately $9,900.


The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department reported the following:

CORRUPTION – Police responded to the 2100 block of West Main Street in Ephrata at 2:31 p.m. April 5 and served an outstanding bench warrant on Jason Lloyd Shirk, 33, of that address. Shirk was taken into custody and to the Lancaster County Prison without incident. Shirk was also charged with corruption of minors/ furnishing alcohol to minors after he was investigated for allegations of child abuse after he had sexual contact with a 16-year-old female. Shirk also provided the female with beer and vodka.

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department serves Warwick, Penn and Clay townships.

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