Pennsylvania Police Chief Shares Personal Message to Woman Wanted on Multiple Crimes
A police chief in Pennsylvania posted a warning notice on Facebook for a woman wanted on multiple offenses—but the post also included an unorthodox, personal message.
Bridgeville Police Chief Chad King wrote in a Wednesday, Oct. 25, post asking for the public’s help in locating 32-year-old, Latoya Marie Rosiek. King said the charges against her included criminal homicide, in relation to a drug delivery she made that resulted in a death.
An arrest warrant has been issued for “her alleged involvement in the delivery of Fentanyl which contributed to the death of a Bridgeville resident on Dec. 26, 2016,” King wrote.
As part of a joint investigation between the Bridgeville Police Department and the Allegheny County Police Department, a joint agency arrest warrant has been obtained for Rosiek, AKA “Toy.”
The post describes Rosiek as a biracial female, who is described as being 5 feet, 3 inches tall, and 150 pounds. King said she is known to frequent Cecil Township, Canonsburg Borough, the City of Washington, and areas in Bridgeville.
“She has chosen to not cooperate with the investigation and is wanted on the following charges: 1) Drug Delivery Resulting in Death. 2) Criminal use of a Communication Facility (using cell phone to set up a drug deal). 3) Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl),” King continued.
But the police chief also included a personal message to Rosiek and pleaded with her to come to her senses.
“NOTE TO LATOYA: I have known you since you were a teenager living in Bridgeville. Let’s end the foolishness, do the right thing and turn yourself in,” King wrote. “You will be treated fairly.”
“Here’s what you are up against… this post will more than likely reach well over 100,000 people within the next 24 hours, or less,” he continued. “This department has a success rate of 100% when utilizing social media to locate and apprehend wanted felons. The odds are not in your favor.”
King went on to say that running from authorities was “not worth the stress on you, your family, or your children.”
In the last words of the post, King wrote one final warning to Rosiek: “I will tell you the same as I have told others… WE WILL FIND YOU.”
The post, that included two photos of Rosiek, has spread like wildfire on Facebook. As of Monday, Oct. 30, it had garnered over 11,000 shares.
One curious person commented under the post, asking if the police chief was related to Rosiek. King replied with a short “no.”
The police chief said he would update the department’s Facebook page when Rosiek turns herself in or is later caught.