Punxsutawney Borough Police To Get New Cruiser

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) — The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department will soon have a new cruiser.


The department’s 2010 Crown Victoria has been out of service for three weeks and it was going to cost at least $2,500 to make repairs. The car had between 125,000 and 140,000 miles on it.

Council voted to approve the purchase of a 2017 Ford sport utility vehicle at $27,956 from Murray Ford in DuBois.

There will also be costs of about $6,000 for light packages and other changeovers necessary for the SUV.

The borough will look into financing the cost of the cruiser through the Economic Loan Fund to avoid paying higher interest rates. But if that is not possible, the borough will go through a bank.

In other police business, Chief Matt Conrad reported that five applications were received for the openings for the part-time officers. Also, there is still time to take the Civil Service exams, the deadline is Dec. 2.

In Conrad’s October arrest report, there were 24, led by six for harassment and three each for forgery and possession of a controlled substance by fraud.

Of 67 traffic arrests/citations, 23 were for speeding and 11 for driving without seatbelts.

Of the three juvenile arrests, two were for indecent assault.

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