Ephrata Police Chief Announces Arrest of Turkey Hill Robbery Series | Community News

When: Ephrata Township Supervisors Meeting, Aug. 16.

What happened: Ephrata Police Chief John Petrick said an arrest was made for robberies at several Ephrata-area Turkey Hill convenience stores in June and July. He praised the efforts of the entire department, describing it as a “true team effort.”

The suspect: Colby Mummaw has been charged with two counts of robbery and possession of instrumentalities of a crime, and one count of unlawful duress and common assault. He is currently incarcerated for a state parole violation at Lancaster County Jail.

Details: The first robbery took place June 20 at 903 S. State St. A man pointed a gun at a clerk and then tied her hands behind her back, police said. The man took cash from a safe, police said. A month later, on July 21, police say the same man pointed a BB/pellet gun at a Turkey Hill employee at 3585 Rothsville Road. The clerk refused his requests for money. In response, according to police, the man shot the employee with a pellet. The suspect fled both scenes.

Quotable“Any kind of theft is horrible,” Petrick said.

Halloween: Supervisors will decide whether to set a rain date for the trick or treat after the Ephrata City Council decides first at its October meeting.

Animals: Vice President Ty Zerbe questioned Ephrata police in response to 17 animal complaint calls in July, calling it “strange.” Petrick said he could provide the information and also suspected the origin of the calls was noise. “Seventeen is quite high for a month,” Zerbe said.

And after: Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. on September 6 at 265 Akron Road, Ephrata.

Comments are closed.