Ephrata and East Cocalico police logs, May 18

By on May 18, 2016

The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following:

CRASH: Officers responded to a crash in the 100 block of South Reamstown Road, East Cocalico Township, April 22. Jordan Tait, 37, fled the scene on foot. Tait was taken into custody, displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for suspicion of DUI. A blood test revealed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.217 percent. DUI and related charges were filed May 3 and Tait will be summoned to appear in court.

DUI: Pamela Renee Henry, 53, was stopped for a traffic violation at 9:41 p.m. April 23. She displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for suspicion of DUI. A subsequent blood test revealed that she was under the influence of a combination of marijuana and central nervous stimulants. Charges were filed May 9 and a summons was sent by mail.

CRASH: Officers responded to a crash in the 1500 block of North Reading Road, East Cocalico Township, at 5:42 p.m. May 5. It was learned that a vehicle was traveling northbound, crossed the southbound lane, traveled off the road striking a mailbox, trash cans and shearing off a utility pole. The vehicle re-entered the road in the southbound lane and struck an oncoming vehicle nearly head-on. The two occupants of the southbound vehicle were taken to Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital for minor injuries. Impairment is suspected. The investigation continues with charges pending.

RETAIL THEFT: Elaine M. McCarraher, 43, the 1200 block of West Swartzville Road, Reinholds, was charged with misdemeanor retail theft after an incident that occurred at Weaver’s Markets, 2610 North Reading Road, East Cocalico Township, at 8:50 a.m. May 13. A store employee witnessed McCarraher place several non-food items in her purse. McCarraher was stopped as she attempted to exit the store through Anderson’s Pharmacy. The grocery items were valued at $29.88. Because this was a second offense retail theft, McCarraher was taken into custody and taken to District Judge Nancy Hamill’s office for arraignment. McCarraher was released on ROR bail.

 

Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following:

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS: Police responded to a business in the first block of Creamery Road, West Cocalico Township, for a report of an intoxicated male on the property at 8:55 a.m. May 12. Police found the man under the influence of alcohol and struggling to stand and walk on his own. He was identified as Jerome McMullen, 76, of Wernersville. McMullen was cited for public drunkenness and taken to his residence.

 

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