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Chippewa Twp Police Chief Says Local Facebook Group Admin Is “Putting Our Community At Risk”

The interim police chief of Chippewa Township is warning the public not to believe what he describes as false information being circulated by Deanna Maria Romigh, the founder and administrator of “The News Alerts of Beaver County,” a Facebook group boasting 38,000 followers.

Interim Chief Eric Hermick told BeaverCountian.com late this evening that Romigh’s repeated false allegations are creating public alarm that is “putting our community at risk.”

Hermick took command of the Chippewa Police Department following last week’s retirement of longtime chief Clint Berchtold.

In posts to her group Tuesday night, Romigh alleged a connection between the Nov. 25 murder of 31-year-old Richard Jackson in Aliquippa and a search conducted by state police on Nov. 29 in Chippewa for a man who fled a traffic stop. Romigh also falsely told her followers that Jackson’s murderer was in custody.

Romigh told her 38,000 followers that she was talking directly to a police officer who informed her there was a cover-up going on.

“I’m confused … ” wrote BJ Wildes in response to Romigh’s post, “you’re saying this incident had something to do with the police chase from 376?”

“A police told me… yes and they covered it up to not fear the neighborhood,” wrote Romigh. “A good police, i meant.”

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John Paul
John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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MysteryMan
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MysteryMan

Jesus John Paul she is “on it”.
LOL (that really made me laugh)
Better watch out. Next you will be seen driving around in a white van.

wind
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wind

Does she just make this stuff up to stir folks up or is her head full of conspiracy theories for real? Either way, she shouldn’t be allowed to post such nonsense.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

She sounds like a nut job. She will say or do the wrong thing sometime and Hermick will grab her up. What she is doing is pretty close to running into a building and screaming fire.

Sardonicus
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Sardonicus

Let’s quote the movie, “Mulholland Drive” – the cowboy scene specifically.

“Just stop for a little second and think about it. Will ya do that for me? … Now I want ya to think …. Can ya try that for me?”

A “good police” (unnamed) tells one and only one person that there is a cover up of a connection between a murder in the southern part of the county and a traffic stop in the northern part of the county. So law enforcement is covering up this connection? Exactly why? What is there to gain from a cover up? What is there to lose if the public knows there is a connection between a serious crime and someone running from a traffic stop? If the guy ran from the traffic stop it is likely that the police did not identify him. How, then, would they know he was connected to the other crime? A murderer is allegedly in custody but has not been identified publicly; for what reason? Why the secrecy?

None of this makes any sense. I hope the 38,000 people who belong to the group (about 22.3% of Beaver County’s population according to the 2010 census) are thinking through the things they read and asking themselves if any of it sounds plausible.

pegcaratelli
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pegcaratelli

How is someone that illiterate even being taken seriously? Her comments are entertaining as she is making an ass of herself.

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