• Graffiti vandal charged after spree

    A man charged in a 19-property graffiti spree in Ephrata also faces charges for a series of graffiti vandalism in Manheim Township. Police connected Giuseppe A. Mazzola, 21, who is homeless, with seven graffiti incidents between June...

    • Posted July 24, 2018
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  • Keeping up to speed: Local law enforcement officials want radar for speed enforcement

    In the U.S., only one of the 50 states does not allow local police to use radar to enforce speed limits. You’re living in it. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police do use radar. But by law, municipal police...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • East Cocalico’s new police chief police chief’s Darrick Keppley with his wife, Lisa, on Feb. 1. Photo by Alice Hummer
    21-year veteran named new police chief

    Sergeant Darrick Keppley, who joined East Cocalico Police Department in 1997 as a rookie officer, was named to the department’s top post Feb. 1. “I’m honored to be able to serve this excellent force,” said Keppley after...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • East Cocalico Police Log, August 2, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: DUI: Brenda Brown, 55, Bernville, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and a traffic violation after an incident at 1:14 a.m. July 16. Police were...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • East Cocalico Police Log, July 12, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: POSSESSION: Lauren C. Devonshire, 22, Quarryville, was charged with possession of heroin, cocaine, LSD, marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident at a business in the 2000...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • East Cocalico Police Log, July 6, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: ROBBERY: Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Turkey Hill store, 300 Main St., Denver Borough, at 3:44 a.m. June 23. The two suspects, who were...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Being prepared: Chief Harvey talks event planning at council meeting

    Ephrata Police Chief William “Bill” Harvey often refers to “the Bubba factor” when discussing how to plan a public event. No matter how meticulously planned, any type of event can go awry, and that’s why local police...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Ephrata Police Log: June 21, 2017

    The Ephrata Police Department reported the following: SPEED CHECK: Police conducted a speed compliance check June 14 in the 500 block of West Route 897, Reinholds, where the speed limit is 35 mph. Twenty vehicles were stopped....

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • East Cocalico Police Log: June 21, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: WARRANT: Officers responded to a report of trespass in the 1400 block of Peiffer Hill Road, East Cocalico Township, at 11:16 a.m. June 5. Upon making contact with two...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • East Cocalico Police Log, June 15, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: POSSESSION: A vehicle was stopped in the 100 block of West Church Street, East Cocalico Township, April 23 and two passengers, Daulton Lee Blessing, 22, and Kaitlyn Renee Wright,...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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