Aliquippa City Council Has A Busy Work Session

Former Aliquippa police officer John-Joe Fratangeli was presented a “One Aliquippa” Award for his valor act of heroism by Mayor Dwan Walker last  night, according to Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano.   He said  was leaving  his parents home recently on Linmar recently and observed a black male retrieving an assault style rifle from a vehicle, in the 1500 block of Tyler St. , he notified city    police , he described the male and the vehicle immediately. City detectives apprehended the suspect on Maratta Road. Inside the vehicle were 3 young males in the back seat , one passenger was in possession of  cocaine and cash,Chief Don Couch said   Fratangeli, son of councilwoman Vickie Fratangeli worked in the city from  1997 until 2008 before taking a job in the sheriff’s office  until 2016.  He currently works as a part time officer in Beaver.  He said,” I don’t live here anymore, but my heart’s in Aliquippa.”  Three new police officers were hired Nicholas Darrigo, who has background in the military, Vincenzo DiNunno, and Kent McCusker   The must pass their physical  and psychological tests, and they will be one probation for one year. A drug take back box could be placed in the police department soon, according to Chief Couch, the county program expired but  CVS was contacted, and hopefully the city will have one soon, he said.  A 16 year-old  male is in the county jail following a homicide last week in the city.  Chief Couch said Cordell Wimbs was charged with criminal homicide after he shot  Tremayne Foster to death on Plan 11. Foster  was a relative of the Walker family. The Joseph Building, the PM Moore building, and the Union Grill will be demolished . The city went to court so they could get the CDBG monies approved  for the dangerous structures demolished. Complaints from residents of Plan 6 living near the city’s new playground were registered because youths in vehicles, using foul language dumping beer, bottles and a lot  of trash.  Residents are advised to call police. A city woman is in the county jail for panhandling throughout the city, and police have gotten many calls, and she was finally apprehended, Chief Couch said.