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Police say dad, daughter used play money to pay for pizza, face felonies: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 3/11/20

State Police charged two Londonderry Township residents with felonies after they doctored a $10 “play money” bill to help pay for a pizza delivered to their residence in the 100 block of …

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Police say dad, daughter used play money to pay for pizza, face felonies: Police and Courts Roundup

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State Police charged two Londonderry Township residents with felonies after they doctored a $10 “play money” bill to help pay for a pizza delivered to their residence in the 100 block of Joan Street shortly after 11 p.m. Feb. 17.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Tiffany Ann Romberger, 23, of the Joan Street address, used ink to cover up markings on the bill such as “Play Money” and “Not Legal Tender Copy.”

Romberger told police the idea came from her father, Ronald Monroe Romberger Jr., 43, of the same address.

An assistant manager of Papa John’s Pizza reported the incident to police Feb. 18, police said.

Both Rombergers were arraigned before Judy on Feb. 28 and charged with forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery — both felonies — and theft by deception, a misdemeanor.

Bail for each was set at $10,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing for both is scheduled for April 8 before Judy.

Woman allegedly injured in fight

Middletown police charged a man following an incident in the Beechwood Building in Pineford shortly after 6 p.m. March 4.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Patrick Leon Williams, 31, who police said is homeless, injured a woman during an argument by grabbing her arms and breaking capillaries in her right arm.

The victim also had scratches and abrasions on her other arm, and multiple scratches on her neck, according to police.

Williams had scratches on his face and a scrape on his upper back. The victim told police these injuries could have been caused by her pushing Williams off of her while they were fighting near the stairs.

Williams had several outstanding summary warrants against him out of Dauphin County at the time of the incident, according to police.

Williams was arraigned before Judy on March 4 and charged with simple assault and harassment.

Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured, and a preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for March 18.

Man allegedly eluded police

Middletown police charged a borough man with DUI after he failed to pull over during an attempted traffic stop in the 200 block of East Main Street shortly before 8:45 p.m. Feb. 29.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that an officer tried to pull over Nathan Patrick Cooke, 27, of the 800 block of Deatrich Avenue, after Cooke was observed speeding while driving eastbound on East Main in a dark gray Dodge Ram.

Cooke failed to pull over until coming to a stop on Deatrich Avenue, police said. Police detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Cooke and that he showed signs of being impaired, according to police.

A preliminary breath test given to Cooke at the scene showed he had a blood alcohol percentage of 0.174 percent. The legal limit to drive is 0.08.

Cooke, according to police, consented to a blood draw at the county booking center. Police are awaiting lab results.

Cooke was arraigned March 1 before District Judge Michael J. Smith and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police, DUI, and speeding.

Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured, and a preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for March 18.

Crash at Beagle, Deodate roads

State Police charged a Mount Joy woman with DUI after she drove her blue Toyota Matrix into a concrete bridge near Beagle and Deodate roads in Londonderry Township at about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 1.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that three open containers of alcohol were found in the vehicle and that the driver, Gracelyn Jane Silkworth, 20, of the 900 block of West Main Street, had glassy eyes.

Silkworth told police she had consumed “probably about five drinks” before driving and a preliminary breath test given by police at the scene was positive for the presence of alcohol.

Silkworth was treated at the scene for minor injuries by emergency medical service personnel, police said.

Silkworth consented to a blood draw at about 2:55 a.m. and results came back showing she had a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.134 percent, according to police.

On Feb. 27 charges were filed against Silkworth of DUI and DUI by a minor, disregarding a single lane of traffic, careless driving, and a summary violation concerning restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

Her preliminary hearing before Judy is set for April 8.