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YPD officer involved in West Side accident released from hospital

Published: Fri, August 8, 2008 @ 4:06 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The K-9 officer who crashed his cruiser into a tree near the Par-3 golf course in Mill Creek Park off McCollum Roadwas sent home from the hospital today.

Patrolman Ron Jankowski, 33, had been in serious condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center after the crash at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. His condition was upgraded to stable Thursday. His dog was not injured, police said.

A report of the event lists Jankowski’s condition at the time of accident as “physical impairment,” although the impairment is not described, and quotes him as saying he doesn’t remember anything. Contributing circumstances are listed as unknown on the report.

No drugs or alcohol were suspected, and his speed was estimated as 20 mph on dry pavement.

The officer was traveling eastbound on McCollum when he ran off the road to the left and struck a fire hydrant. The car, a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria, then ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree, according to the crash report.

Jankowski, according to the report, did not have on his seat belt and the car’s air bag did not deploy. Damage to the right front of the car is described as disabling.


1blt2tzz(2 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Talk about a corrupt city. I drive for a living and if we have a fender bender we are off to get drug test asap. Here we have a police officer who gets no drug or alcohol test for an accident that pretty much totals a city cruiser. I pretty much think you can drag your feet and stop a car doing 20mph on dry pavement. Come on guys do we look retarded?

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2kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

OlManGrump you and blt2tzz are retarded and clueless.

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3metz87(902 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

no seat belt huh ?And he would pull you over for not wearing yours? Thats' outrangeous I tell you! They must follow the law that they enforce. How did he hit a tree and al lthat anyways, drunk or a heart attack speeding?

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4kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

you2 mets87

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5njb5619(10 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Ok first off before you start screaming for the man's head, physical impairment can mean alot of things. he could have had a seizure, he could be diabetic and blacked out or even just blacked out for one reason or another. Don't be so quick to judge. Yes the seat belt should have been on, but I really doubt you can consider that "spiraling out of control." And another thing, where in that article does it say that he was not tested??? All I read is that none was suspected. I know alot of YPD officers and my guess is the people commenting either live in a suburb or have no clue what these guys go through. I know one thing I see these guyy often and the trash that they pick up and I'd like to see one of you able to deal with what they have to. So again until you know for sure don;t be so quick to judge.

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6kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Again, oldman, you are clueless. Step from behind your computer and actually go outside. Go down to the police department and see first hand what goes on. Maybe even do a ride along. Until then, SHHHHHHHHHHH! ZZZZZZZip it!

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7Bull_Chip(170 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

I just saw ANOTHER DRUNK YOUNGSTOWN CITY EMPLOYEE wreck his city owned vehicle.

A Youngstown Water Department pickup truck in a private business park in Boardman. He was cruising through the parking lot, drove over a curb, through some shrubs and hit a tree. He took off before I could get his plate.

Just another reason to incorporate, ban Youngstown employees from driving drunk in city vehicles on the streets (& curbs & shrubs & trees) of Boardman.

Jay, please keep your inebriated employees in their city owned vehicles within the Youngstown City limits! They are a danger to us, our children & our landscaping. I just wonder what story the guy in the red shirt in the water department pickup truck is going to tell to explain the damage? He probably won’t need to, after all, who in the city would care? Certainly not the mayor who needs the city employees union money and votes.

DEPENDS YOUNGSTOWN – note: this is not a misspelling.

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8kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

I saw it too! But it was a kid from boardman who bought crack in youngstown and then stole a city water truck and drove it over the curb. No maybe it was the boardman " business man" who drove into youngstown up and down oakhill and hillman until he finally found a "date" instead of going home to his wife!

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9kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

No here it is! Get off of your high horse Bordom!

Published:Friday, August 8, 2008

YOUNGSTOWN — A legless 65-year-old Boardman man naked from the waist down was charged with driving drunk after first hitting a car at the Market Street/Indianola Avenue intersection around 10 p.m. Thursday and then hitting another one a few minutes later at the Market Street/Warren Avenue intersection, police said.

John E. Carlon of Hunters Glen was arraigned today in municipal court on charges of operating a vehicle impaired, failure to maintain an assured clear distance and failure to stop after an accident. He will be back in court Sept. 24 for a pretrial hearing.

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10grkfire(52 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

boardman is alot better i forgot. banging broads in cruisers and providing alchol to underage girls then paying
the underage girl for some more banging is ok though. lol
happens everwhere, not just in youngstown. get over it.

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11kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Let's not even start on their "wonderful" trustees

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12Bull_Chip(170 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like somebody out there is a little sensitive. You may want to check with the Youngstown Water Department tomorrow and ask up damage to one of their pickup trucks, I’m going to.

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13Bull_Chip(170 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

not up, about

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14kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

and you are assuming he was drunk. maybe you were

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15Bull_Chip(170 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Um “k”, are you saying it is normal to drive over a curb, through a shrub & into a tree with a city owned vehicle? Then to take off so you aren’t identified?

Oh, that’s right, we are talking about a YOUNGSTOWN CITY employee. Is your daddy by any chance employed by (I didn’t say works for) the City Water Department?

If this miscreant worked for a private employer, he would be unemployed and have charges filed against him by the employer today. The City Water Department apparently doesn’t care about its’ liability or the safety of the public. When you’re in a parking lot cruising along and hit a curb, a driver generally stops immediately, not after they have driven another 15 feet through a shrub and hit a tree. Ok, maybe not drunk, just high on the junk he scored while he was on the South side.

DEPENDS YOUNGSTOWN – NOTE: this is not a misspelling!

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16clayor(281 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Hey! Don't be so quick to judge here...never forget when the honorable Don Hannni made the downtown post office a drive-thru! . Speaking of buying whatever on the south side, has anyone ever been on Youngstown-Poland Road trying to make a left hand turn? Traffic is unreal, tons of cars from Poland and Boardman coming into the "hood", hmmmmm wonder what the attraction is? Oh sorry, they are revitalizing Y-Town.

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17kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Conversation is done. Remember those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

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18ra(2 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

bull chip,
Question you noticed the ywd truck do all the stuff you listed above correct? well, what color was the truck? oh..one quick last question....you didnt notice the big truck number printed on both sides of the truck correct? You saw everything but the plate number and the truck number...right? Give me a break...MAYBE YOUR DRUNK!

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19dmets(575 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

I don't get why everyone always assumes that the person is drunk or high. Who is to say it was not a health problem? Also you should never group all city employees into that stereo-type. My father was a firefighter for 30 years risking his life to save others. He took his job seriously and followed the rules. My dad is an honest man, who was not a druck or drug addict. So please back off these people. Just remember it take some with alot courage and stregth to be out there defending you as an officer. If you don't like the way they are doing things. You go and become an officer and see the stress they go through. See if you can handle it. I'm sure you won't be able to!

Plus in the police department, water department or which every department. There maybe be a couple bad apples, but that does not mean everyone is that way.

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20kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

HA HA grump! You are a comedian as well as a ill-informe correspondent.

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22kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

How original oldman

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23kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Boredom-NOTE: this is not a misspelling!

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24isaac45(406 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

c'mon, more talk about the naked, legless guy, i've been begging....how'd you like to see him getting/rolling/dropping out of the car after he sideswiped you?.....and this is the third or fourth time in the last few weeks that the vindy has had stories about naked guys walking (ahem) around boardman lately...who are these guys...a social club...is there a naked after hours or pre-dawn walk at the mall?...please help, the cop and murder stories are depressing

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25clayor(281 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Could Boardman possibly want to pass a levy to become a nudist colony and get out of that township thing? Maybe there is government funding for that.

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26kblair1055(42 comments)posted 7 years, 10 months ago

Maybe that is oldman's intention?

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