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Chippewa Twp Police Issue Statement Denying Facebook Rumor Of A Murderer Loose In The Community

The Chippewa Township Police Department issued a statement late Friday night denying rumors being circulated in a Facebook discussion group that there was a murderer loose in their community.

The notice from Chippewa came the same night Monaca Police made a statement denying a rumor being circulated in the same Facebook group that there may have been a kidnapping in its jurisdiction.

“It seems that a false rumor has been circulating that a ‘murderer’ is on the loose in our area. This is not accurate,” wrote Chippewa Police in a statement.

“Earlier this afternoon, the state police attempted to stop a vehicle. The driver fled on foot in the area of Woodland rd. The driver was ‘possibly’ armed. This is why residence recieved (sic) the reversed 911 notification of possibly armed and dangerous. State police along with our agency set up a perimeter in the area and the state brought in their helicopter to assist with the search. He has still not been located.”

The rumor that the man was a murderer was widely disseminated in the Facebook group “News Alerts of Beaver County,” founded and administered by Deanne Marie Romigh of Beaver Falls.

The group boasts more than 38,000 members.

Pamela Kombe wrote BeaverCountian.com alleging she attempted to warn Romigh that the information she was propagating did not appear to be verified.

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John Paul
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John Paul is an award winning investigative reporter and BeaverCountian.com's founder. He reports full-time for the site with an emphasis on watchdog journalism.

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wind
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wind

Was that meant to be broken English or is it just very bad grammar?

MysteryMan
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MysteryMan

She is deaf and learned English from sign language. She does speak but her voice is different because she can’t hear herself. Her grammar is very poor for the same reasons. I am not attempting to justify her posts or the conduct of her group. It is her responsibility to control her group and not post false information.

rick
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rick

News Alerts of Beaver County should be shut down now for false information.

Sardonicus
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Sardonicus

“They are everywhere.”

Yes, “they” are! There’s probably one hiding under your bed right now! Better check before you change into your pjs! You wouldn’t want to get peeped, would you? It helps to put aluminum foil over your windows, and your television screens, too. Just make sure that on the windows the shiny side is facing outward, to reflect the secret spy beams. On your TV put the shiny side toward the screen to send the mind control rays back to the people who sent them.

This makes about as much sense as what’s appearing on the Facebook group; maybe more.

Skeeter Hill
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Skeeter Hill

This is the modern day digital equivalent of crying “FIRE !” In a crowded theater. There must be a means within the law to prevent or punish individuals who use such tactics to cause false public distress while continuing to protect our sacred right to speak freely.

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