Snow blower taken from complex

By on February 12, 2014

ephratapoliceThe Ephrata Police Department reported the following:

THEFT – A contractor reported that an unattended red, 32-inch Troybuilt snow blower was taken Feb. 5 while his crew was clearing a complex of snow in the first block of Westpoint Drive, Ephrata Borough. The blower is valued at $1,000.

THEFT – Police responded to a theft from a vehicle in progress being reported by a citizen witness. The witness reported a suspect was in a vehicle and tried to enter several others in a parking lot in the first block of E. Main Street, Ephrata Borough, Feb. 7. Police found suspect, Rafael Joel Rodriguez-Alicea, 20, of Ephrata; however it was determined although he was in the victim’s vehicle, nothing was missing. Rodriguez-Alicea will be sent a criminal summons for criminal attempt theft from vehicle.

CRASH – A vehicle driven by David Kitch, 18, of Stevens reportedly turned left in front of vehicle driven by Roberto Garcia, 18, of Akron in the 100 block of Akron Road Feb. 7. Garcia’s vehicle was towed from the scene. There were no injuries. Kitch was cited for a left turn traffic violation.

RETAIL THEFT – A store employee reported that a male failed to pay for items at the self-check out register at Walmart, 890 E. Main Street, Ephrata Township, Feb. 9. The male fled the store when confronted.

THREATS – Police filed terroristic threats charges against Calvin Wise Jr., 39, of Harrisburg after he made repeated threats by telephone to a resident of the 500 block of Ridge Avenue, Ephrata Township, Feb.9.

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