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Aliquippa’s Acting Police Chief Struggles To Maintain His Department With The City Under Siege

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of reports by BeaverCountian.com special features contributor April Johnston that will take you deep inside a city under siege. Rob Sealock woke shortly after 2 a.m. on July 2. The mask to his CPAP machine, which he uses at night for his sleep apnea, had shifted,…

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G.A.M
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G.A.M

“One immediately got picked up by the Drug Enforcement Agency.”

Could you explain that? Poorly worded at best.

John Paul
Site Founder
John Paul

Thank you for the comment. The article has been updated to clarify that the other applicant had been hired by the DEA.

Ghetto girl
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Ghetto girl

WTF Dwan, why aren’t you cooperating with the investigation?! If you’ve got nothing to hide it shouldn’t be a problem for you, right? It’s all fun and games when you’re grandstanding for a photo op or attending community gatherings but you didn’t win a popularity contest. You were ELECTED to run the city and fulfill all your campaign promises so do your fucking job! Haven’t heard publicly a word from you yet backing your police officers for the jobs they’re doing since all this shit went down. Real classy but then again, you have none.

Rob, really sorry to hear about your health issues and glad you’re ok. Hate to think where this city would be if something happened to you now! Thank you again for taking on all this BS. The shit that occurred 40 years ago has nothing to do with your dept today other than the fact that you guys are still being paid the same hourly rate…smh! Pitiful! Council needs to make cuts elsewhere and find you guys more money. Staffing has been a problem for how long now, 15-20 years? You guys deserve combat pay for what you’re dealing with.

There are citizens that support our officers and appreciate you guys showing up for work every day, myself included. I hope you all can continue to do so even though it’s wearing you down and pray for everyone’s safety.

I WON DEE-WON
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I WON DEE-WON

ALL I worry about is MY Alighetto flag and the up and coming “Little Thugs” football team! They WILL make me proud! Kill on Thursday…Play on Friday! GO QUIPS!!!

Chantae hines
Guest
Chantae hines

Wow…. Go play in traffic with flip flops on…

Bruce
Guest
Bruce

Coming from a coward.

mercbenz
Member
mercbenz

Ghetto Girl.. well said! Truth is Dewan should have acted on the massive payroll theft that he ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY knew was going by Couch and Pudik for at least 4 years. All that money paid to these 2 idiots would have covered decent pay raises to the dedicated officers of our police force who actually have and still do work their butts off.

BUT instead.. our Mayor And his Bro both chose to ignore it. To make it look like they are doing something they put in time clocks that all of the long time honest employees have to use!

AND best of all.. he has openly said at council meetings and other public functions that he would personally fire ANYONE he found who was steeling from the city. He forgot to add to that statement “anyone except couch and Pudik”.

I WON DEE-WON
Guest
I WON DEE-WON

Can you say “Kick Back”!?
That is the ONLY thing that makes sense.
GO THUGS!

Society Is In Trouble
Guest
Society Is In Trouble

Well said mercbenz ! but watch out lil couch may attack you on here, only if he can put the bowl or pipe down long enough ! Maybe he will get drug tested at work, no wait that’s right you are color blind ! maybe its medicinal ? So, Dewanna always knew about the double and triple dipping done by Couch and Pudick. I know pretty much everyone is glad Couch is gone, well maybe Lynn and Mark miss you, but you helped out when the house ” caught on fire ” Pudick, well he got put on a crew and all of a sudden has to have surgery ! Oh shit you have to work hard again, see you later, go to New Orleans, you will fit in perfect there. So with Donny off, I wonder who will pay Dewanna’s bills ? RICO, RICO, RICO

mercbenz
Member
mercbenz

@Society.. the only surgery Poudick needs is to have his head surgically removed from Couchs ass. Its been up there so long I doubt just lubing it up helped at all.

If Poudick is off… why does he have a city vehicle at his home??? He can drive his own personal vehicle while he’s all drunked up on his insurance!

ricimer
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ricimer

No it does not feel good to have a target put on your back. Chief Sealock do you have the same sympathies for the citizens of Beaver County who have had a target put on there backs by the Sheriffs Dept. And the Aliquippa police.

BCShitHole
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BCShitHole

What does he have to do with the Sheriff’s Department?

ricimer
Guest
ricimer

BC Shithole where you from ?

DoTell
Member
DoTell

@ric.. they obviously don’t know that the quip cops and sheriff dept is basically the goon squad!

Melissa
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Melissa

Said it from the start, Robbie’s a good man and many of us support him 100%. Keep your chin up, Chief

24-7
Guest
24-7

I personally would like to say “THANK YOU” to the men of the APD. I really do appreciate that you men are still willing to protect me and my family in this ungrateful cesspool of a town. My hat off to you men! Again, THANK YOU! Just remember, most of us are with you! It is a shame that you must live with the stigma of the most corrupt police dept in Beaver County from 20-50 years ago. Those are the guys that should have been investigated. And anybody that is old enough to remember knows exactly who I’m talking about. The list is long, but the names still keep coming up to this day. Godspeed.

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