Police Chief Dominick Bellizzie will thank the public and local businesses at tonight’s meeting of the Solebury Township Board of Supervisors for their support during the grueling murder investigation at a local farm.
He will also take questions from the public, although fresh revelations into the ongoing investigation of the grisly killings of four young men are not expected. Bellizzie’s message will be one of gratitude and reassurance, according to a spokesperson.
“The officers and members of the Solebury Township Police Department extend our extreme gratitude to Solebury and surrounding communities for all of their support, donations, thoughts and prayers during the past 10 days,” said police in a statement. “The list of people and local and large corporate businesses that have supplied us with food, water and sports drinks is so large that we are still organizing the list for a future post on our social media pages.”
“We appreciate everyone, and we ask only for one more item: that all surround the Patrick, Meo, Sturgis, and Finocchiaro families with your thoughts and prayers,” they added.
While the list of generous businesses is long, McDonald’s, Giant, Starbucks and Wawa are said to be among the names. Citizens have also been effusive in their support, both online and in tangible donations of drinks and snacks to police department members working long hours in hot, humid conditions.
Solebury police on Tuesday continued assisting the investigation at the farm where the remains of Tom Meo, Mark Sturgis, Jimi Taro Patrick and Dean Finocchiaro were located last week. Cosmo DiNardo, of Bensalem, and Sean Kratz, of Northeast Philadelphia, are being held without bail in connection with the killings.
The Solebury Township Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. at Solebury Township Offices, 3095 Sugan Road, in Solebury. Also on the docket for Tuesday night’s meeting is the appointment of a new supervisor to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Jim Searing, an update on New Hope Crushed Stone Quarry, adoption of a medical marijuana ordinance, consideration of a bid award for the proposed Laurel Park multi-purpose field, and discussion of the proposed ambulance referendum.