Policeman is cited after cruiser crash
WARREN -- A city police officer has been cited for not using proper care when his cruiser collided with another vehicle while he was responding to a burglary call.
Patrol Officer Jeffrey Edmundson was charged by the Ohio State Highway Patrol with not proceeding with caution, a misdemeanor that carries a 150 fine.
The patrol said at the time of the crash Jan. 16 that Edmundson was responding to a burglary at Thom Duma Fine Jewelry, 115 W. Market St. A thief stole 28 watches valued at 65,290.
Although Edmundson had the cruiser's overhead lights and siren activated, he drove his car through a red light at East Market and Chestnut Avenue. Neither Edmundson nor the other motorist was seriously injured.
The man accused in the burglary, Antonio Hawthorne, 37, of Youngstown, was to appear today in municipal court.
No action has been taken against Edmundson by the department.