Lisa DelTondo (left), Jackie Belcastro / photos by John Paul

Aliquippa police have charged a murder victim’s mother and cousin with assaulting and harassing family members of her ex-fiancé.

County detectives have yet to make an arrest in the May 13 murder of Rachael DelTondo, 33, who was shot at the base of her parent’s Aliquippa driveway on Mother’s Day.

But Lisa DelTondo, 65, and her cousin, Jacqueline Belcastro, 71 – whom Rachael referred to as her aunt – now face multiple misdemeanors for an Election Day incident at a city polling station. The two are accused of attacking Rachael’s ex-fiancé Frank Catroppa’s brother, Joseph (“JoJo”) and their mother Yvonne (“Vonnie”).

Court dockets indicate Lisa is charged with simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct, and Belcastro faces two counts of simple assault, and one count each of harassment and disorderly conduct.

The Catroppas had a lawyer contact authorities on Nov. 6 out of concern for their mother, who allegedly has been the subject of escalating harassment by Lisa and Jackie.

According to an affidavit filed by Aliquippa Patrolman Nicco D’Arrigo, Lisa and Belcastro “began to verbally badger and attack the Catroppa family causing a disturbance to all irrelevant parties that were at the Greek Church” polling station.

“DelTondo was screaming at the Catroppa family, and then began to threaten the family. DelTondo also began to spit onto Yvonne at which time Jojo began to protect his mother by placing himself in front of his mother. Both DelTondo and Belcastro still refused to stop harassing the Catroppas until a separate party had to intervene in the incident.”

D’Arrigo wrote that it was part of escalating harassment.

“They have been driving past the Catroppa residence verbally shouting lewd language and giving gestures to Yvonne and Jojo. This has been ongoing and is completely inappropriate to parties who are not involved.”

D’Arrigo continued, “To be shouting vulgar language and making lewd gestures is not only an inconvenience to the Catroppa family, but also the surrounding neighbors who live next to the Catroppas and have to deal with such childish acts.”

BeaverCountian.com interviewed Lisa and Belcastro on Nov. 7, after learning Aliquippa police had opened the criminal investigation. Lisa admitted to harassing Vonnie and Jojo at the polling place, and repeated her threats against them. Belcastro expressed concern for Lisa’s mental health.

Lisa has said she does not believe that Frank Catroppa was responsible for Rachael’s murder, and county detectives have cleared him of any involvement in her death. The DelTondo family has, however, expressed feelings that Rachael’s ex-fiancé did not treat her well.

A preliminary hearing for both women has been scheduled for Dec. 17.

See Also:

Mother Of Murder Victim Rachael DelTondo Calls 911 On County Detectives

Rachael DelTondo’s Mother And Cousin Targets Of Criminal Investigation By Aliquippa Police

Rachael DelTondo’s Family Shares Their Struggles On The Six Month Anniversary Of Her Murder

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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Disgruntled
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Disgruntled

Lozier strikes again. This is what happens to you if you criticize him or make him look bad. This is official oppression right out of Heinrich Himmler’s play book. Lisa DelTondo, Gerry Benyo, Joe Perciavalle, Jacqueline Belcastro. Who is next? You and me?

ricimer
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ricimer

Disgruntled you said it all so well. And all the others who people don’t read about.

Gerald Benyo
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Gerald Benyo

Two more are added to the list of people who publically criticize Mr. Lozier and the County Detectives and are charged with multiple crimes. How many more will be added over the next several months as next years primary election approaches?

Perhaps if Mr. Lozier would have taken the box of documents evidencing what was reported to be illegal conduct by the former Aliquippa Police Chief seriously rather than covering up or ignoring the allegations made by Joseph Perciavalle this situation would never had occurrrd.

Perhaps if the Deltondo family were treated with compassion and respect by Mr. Lozier and the Beaver County Detectuves over the violent murder of their daughter in their driveway this situation may have never developed.

Perhaps if Mr. Lozier would have seriously investigated and addressed the illegal release of JNET information and documents from the Aliquippa Police Department about Rachael Deltondo, the chain of events that led to her murder would not have been triggered.

Perhaps if the Beaver County Detectives would not have somehow provided Wayne Cordes with the idea of creating a false letter accusing a law enforcement officer as being involved with the murder of Rachael Deltondo, the sense of hopelessness of ever finding justice for their daughter would not have increased exponentially.

I am at a loss to explain or understand as to how or why a District Attorney and County Detectives alienated a murdered woman’s family to the point that now exists in Beaver County. Is there anything else that can be done by Mr. Lozier and the County Detectives to this family?

It would be helpful if Mr. Lozier would contact the Beavercountian and provide some answer as to why it appears this murder investigation has gone so wrong in so many ways rather than hiding behind fancifal comments involving outstanding scientific testing of potential evidence and stock phrases such as state, federal and local law enforcement are “working nonstop” to solve the crime. Such transparency would help provide some hope and faith that there will ever be justice for Rachael Deltondo.

The Courthouse Janitor
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The Courthouse Janitor

Careful sir, YOU could be the next target by speaking up…….oh wait……

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Unknown Author

Amen. To every word you said.

Unbungabelievable
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Unbungabelievable

Perhaps if “they” or anyone wanted the truth about this murder or Officer Naims murder or any murder or the TRUTH ABOUT ANYTHING at all, maybe this family and others would not be suffering day in and day out. BUT, this is Beaver County. The laughing stock and cesspool of America. Where innocent people get charged and jailed and then threatened and where crooks not only remain free, they get rewarded, protected and paid… – the majority of said crooks being on the county and city payroll. Too bad so many truths will not be found. As I have stated before, the highway to hell so many are on will be their just reward someday.

DoTell
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DoTell

Seriously this is such a joke!!! And I bet she will see a courtroom before Jojo smh.. disgusting behavior by the Aliquippa police who are involved in this and just throwing salt on the wound! Sue the city police, Lisa!! ACAB

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Ya, let’s please arrest these two older grieving women for disturbing the neighborhood🙄. I suppose the neighbors don’t mind the drug dealer peddling on their streets??? Un real

Silence Dogood
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Silence Dogood

Clearly not they live next door to the counties biggest peddler according to the feds.

InJustice
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InJustice

The one that lives next door to the drug dealer that must be bothered by it is an Aliquippa Cop, can this get any more bizarre?

Unbungabelievable
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Unbungabelievable

Oh no. The Aliquippa cops are saints. Do not ever forget that…

DoTell
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DoTell

Smh this is so crazy!! I’m at a loss of words.. coke dealing is ok, but don’t harass said drug dealer??

JOHN Doe
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JOHN Doe

grieving my ass…live by the sword, die by the sword. NASTY PEOPLE

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Nasty? I guess you agree then, that a three time drug offender should still be walking the streets a free man? Why is he and his family being protected by the law instead of serving time like anyone else would be?? That’s the definition of Nasty people. Yet DA Lozier wants to stand up to the fight against drugs…. that’s a joke

Unknown Author
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Unknown Author

Likewise to you a John Doe. Does that mean you are going to go out as a dad internet troll saying the same thing over and over.
I wish it showed the email address that we signed up with. But I’m sure yours is a made up email that you hide behind. I’d gladly give my name to PJ and go against you anyway about Marty, and karma, and the troll that you are.

Unknown Author
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Unknown Author

*Edit – A dead internet troll.

John doe
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John doe

lmao

John doe
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John doe

Get Marty and go blow yourself

Unknown Author
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Unknown Author

Big adult words for someone who says the same thing over and over like a freckled 5 year old kid named Frank at Walmart who wants a toy and is throwing a fit.
As for blowing myself…save my time – Just tell me how does it feel?

JOHN Doe
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JOHN Doe

Quite apparent Rachael was a ho and running with a bad crowd when She was engaged. Blowing 3 black boys while engaged, SERIOUSLY? Lisa is a big lying piece of white trash and I am enjoying the shit show. As for you, you don’t matter, so go help Lisa color her fakevred hair and GET MARTY, maybe he can break the case you dumb fuck.

Unknown Author
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Unknown Author

I think you are confusing Rachael with your own ma.
Bwa haha, who would have such anger toward these women? Bet there are only a few names to toss around. As for me being a dumb fuck? I’ve pondered that. Maybe you are right…for even responding to a low rate internet troll who can’t even be creative with their words. I’ll give you a C- minus for that one. At least I got you to say something PARTIALLY different.
If this would happen to be FC. AND RD did step out. No wonder. Your boring repetitiveness and lack of creativity probably caused it.

Terri Deblassio
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Terri Deblassio

Omg…could not have said it any better… I’m starting to think he gets ” off” on saying “get Marty” you’re a sad one John Doe. I will pray for you🙏

Terri Deblassio
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Terri Deblassio

Same, same never anything d ifferent to offer…boring

DoTell
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DoTell

Fucking exactly! I guess the neighbors don’t mind coke and pills! This is so unbelievably wrong for them to do this! Did a cop arrest them the day this happened? How can they be charged by hearsay, by a couple of convicted criminals and their lawyer!?

Kanye
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Kanye

This isn’t about Lozier, this woman is clearly unhinged and rightfully so. But you can’t have a self proclaimed godless, drug addicted, mayonnaise obsessed Chris Jenner on the loose harassing innocent people. She made her messy bed, now lie in it.

The Courthouse Janitor
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The Courthouse Janitor

Seriously Kanye? This woman found her daughter murdered, yes murdered, at their home. Her life has been destroyed forever. Wouldn’t you become unhinged if you had lost your child to a senseless violent act that no one in this county with any importance seems to care about! Let’s sweep it under the rug and distract by arresting and bringing to light all those who want the truth to come to light! None of us as humans are perfect!!!!

weredareres
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weredareres

I am confused here. Maybe someone can help me out. I read in previous articles that Mrs. DelTondo does not blame the Catroppas for her daughter’s death. Why do the two distraught women continue to bother the Carroll’s family? What am I missing hete? But the bigger question is WHY HASN’T ANYONE BEEN CHARGED WITH THE MURDER? Can someone explain why the D.A., county detectives, PSP someone find a murderer?

SpeakTheTruthToo
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SpeakTheTruthToo

I’m with you. If these 2 women do not blame the Catroppa family for Rachel’s death, why the continuous harassment?

wind
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wind

They blame him for the daughter’s bad lifestyle choices.