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On 7/4/15, at 1211 hrs, Ephrata Police were dispatched to the 600 Block of S. Reading Rd. for subjects in a vehicle who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.  One of the subjects was identified at Misty Lynn Oberholtzer, age 35, of Denver PA.  Oberholtzer was taken into custody and turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office on an outstanding County Bench Warrant.

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On 7/4/15, at 0548 hrs, Michael Christian Dooley, age 38, of Akron, was found passed out from intoxication on the Ephrata Rail Trail.  Dooley was taken into custody,cited and released after a sobering period.   

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at approximately 3:31 AM, East Pennsboro Police were dispatched to the Old Camp Hill Bypass in the area of Arooga's for a single vehicle auto accident.  The driver, Kayla D. Bockes, was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for DUI.  She will face a preliminary hearing before a District Judge in DUI Central Court.

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Shippensburg Police received found property, a bank card issued to Bernadette KENT.  The card was found near Sheetz at 359 East King Street in Shippensburg Borough, Cumberland County.  The property may be claimed at the police station. 

On July 2nd, 2015 at 2257 hours, Swatara Township Police were dispatched to “3B Ice Cream” at 4701 Derry Street for report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that a single suspect entered the business and displayed a firearm, demanding money. As the suspect was collecting an undisclosed amount of money he placed the firearm on the countertop. One of the 3B employees grabbed the firearm and the suspect fled from the restaurant with the money. The employee pursued the suspect on foot but was unable to capture him.

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On 7/4/15, at 1211 hrs, Ephrata Police were dispatched to the 600 Block of S. Reading Rd. for subjects in a vehicle who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.  One of the subjects was identified at Misty Lynn Oberholtzer, age 35, of Denver PA.  Oberholtzer was taken into custody and turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office on an outstanding County Bench Warrant.

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On 7/4/15, at 0548 hrs, Michael Christian Dooley, age 38, of Akron, was found passed out from intoxication on the Ephrata Rail Trail.  Dooley was taken into custody,cited and released after a sobering period.   

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at approximately 3:31 AM, East Pennsboro Police were dispatched to the Old Camp Hill Bypass in the area of Arooga's for a single vehicle auto accident.  The driver, Kayla D. Bockes, was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for DUI.  She will face a preliminary hearing before a District Judge in DUI Central Court.

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On 7/1/15, East Lampeter Twp Police Detective Joe Edgell charged Steven Anthony PRATER, age 35, of Leola, with multiple counts of sex offenses against three female children, that occurred between January and December of 2014, at a residence in Leola.   The children were known to PRATER and ranged in age between 8 and 12 years of age at the time of the assaults.   

On May 30, 2015 at 8:08 PM, an officer of the East Pennsboro Township stopped a vehicle for speeding on the Harvey Taylor Bridge Bypass in the area of Erford Road. The operator, James C. Wagoner, advised that he did not have a valid driver's license. He was also found to be under the influence of alcohol. Wagoner was arrested for DUI, Driving Without a License, and Speeding and will face a preliminary hearing before a District Judge in DUI Central Court.

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Ref; CAR2015-07-0120

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ephrata Police hold a felony warrant for the arrest of Tito Santos-Vargas, 48, previously of Ephrata.  Santos-Vargas is charged with Rape, Rape of a Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child and Corruption of Minors.  Police allege that Santos-Vargas committed these...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Shippensburg Police received found property, a bank card issued to Bernadette KENT.  The card was found near Sheetz at 359 East King Street in Shippensburg Borough, Cumberland County.  The property may be claimed at the police station. 

Sometime between Thursday, June 25, 2015 and June 30, 2015 unknown person removed a Pennsylvania State Safety Inspection Sticker from victim's vehicle while parked in the area of 303 Harvest Lane, Shippensburg.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shippensburg Police Department.

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Reported to ELTPD that sometime overnight Thursday 6/25 to Friday 6/26 attempted forced entry was made to vehicle at a residence in the 100 blk of N. Ronks Rd.   An unknown type of tool was used in an attempt to pry the door open causing an undetermined amount of damage to the vehicle.   Entry was not gained.     

A drivers license belonging to Alison Rife was found in the first block of West King Street. Rife can come to the Shippensburg Police Station to claim her license.

Suspect(s) did make entrance into a vehicle and removed a GPS and Bluetooth out of a vehicle in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue. The items were last seen on Tuesday at 3pm.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Shippensburg Police Department.

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On July 2nd, 2015 at 2257 hours, Swatara Township Police were dispatched to “3B Ice Cream” at 4701 Derry Street for report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that a single suspect entered the business and displayed a firearm, demanding money. As the suspect was collecting an undisclosed amount of money he placed the firearm on the countertop. One of the 3B employees grabbed the firearm and the suspect fled from the restaurant with the money. The employee pursued the suspect on foot but was unable to capture him.

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On July 2nd, 2015 at 2216 hours, Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the “Speedway” gas station at 6821 Paxton Street for report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that a single suspect entered the business and displayed a firearm demanding money. The suspect collected an undisclosed amount of money and fled from the business on foot. Officers searched the area with the assistance of a K-9 but the suspect was not located. No one was injured during the course of the incident.

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At 1:48 pm, Sunday, 6/28/15, a theft of a customer's white Apple iPhone with a black case, occurred at the McDonalds' restaurant in East Towne Mall, 2090 Lincoln Highway East.  The suspect is described as a heavyset White female suspect wearing a light blue top and blue jeans, and is pictured in the attached surveillance photo.  The White male subject in the other surveillance photo, described as balding with a beard, wearing a blue T-shirt and shorts, was with the suspect and is a person of interest.

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The Ephrata Police Department recently concluded a burglary investigation with the arrest of Andrew Wenger (18) of Leola, Jeremy Huber (18) of East Earl, and Bronson Martin (18) of Ephrata.

Andrew Wenger and Jeremy Huber are accused of burglarizing an Ephrata Township butcher shop on three separate occasions.  All three burglaries were committed during the night between March 5th and March 28th.  In total, Wenger and Huber are accused of stealing approximately $53 cash, 200 rounds of rifle ammunition, and a .22 caliber rifle.  Martin was not charged with burglary.

Swatara Township Police arrested Michael Pilsitz, a school teacher at Steelton Highspire High School on 7/1/15 regarding allegations that he attempted to solicit sexual contact from a minor on the internet and engaged in sexual contact with an 18 year old female in exchange for money. Pilsitz was charged with Unlawful Contact with a Minor, Corruption of a Minor, Promoting Prostitution of a Minor, Patronizing Prostitutes, and Criminal Solicitation of Patronizing Prostitutes.

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