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New Coitsville cruiser heavily damaged in chase in Youngstown

Published: Wed, September 18, 2013 @ 12:51 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — While pursuing a stolen car in Youngstown, a brand-new Coitsville police cruiser crashed into a telephone pole at McGuffey Road and Lansdowne Boulevard on the city’s East Side.

The accident, which involved one other vehicle, occurred shortly before 8 a.m. today.

Coitsville Police Chief Michael Morris said if the police department’s claims adjuster deems the cruiser totaled, it could be worth about $33,000.

“But if they don’t, then we have no idea,” Morris added. The accident is still under investigation by the Youngstown Police Department, which declined to comment at this time.


1blg24(1 comment)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

I think that it is very sad that the headline is about the police cruiser being damaged and not the innocent victim in the other car. The priorities seem slightly skewed here.

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2UNCOMMONSENSE(627 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

bobby..I agree. Travel through Coitsville daily and see the EGO. I asked the same question about why they radar an area that is served by Youngstown on one side and Campbell on the other. I was told that they have jurisdiction up to Blaine. It makes no sense, especially one day when there was an accident at 422 and Hubbard and the Coitsville cruiser had to speed back from running radar on the Oak Street bridge.

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3itbelinda(22 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like an officer doing what he is paid to do!

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4commonsense2(2 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Hey bobby111. I read your 10 stupid posts and I agree with Everyone else. You really have to be a "miserable person". NONE of your facts are correct regarding the Coitsville PD. First, there are no "Morris Brothers" that work for that department. Hasn't been two Morris' working there since 2001 (thats 12 years for you dumb folks). And you pretty well showed your stupidity when you said you "YoungstownBornRaised" that says it all. You have no idea what your taking about, sounds like your a very bitter person who hates every police dept. probably because your a drunken loser with no license and have been arrested many times. Also sounds like UNCOMMONSENSE could be your stupid brother. You guys both need to get your facts straight before making stupid and incorrect posts. Dumb and Dumber you both are !! Get a life and get your facts straight.

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5commonsense2(2 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

The fact is the roadway on US422 from the Oak Street bridge to the flea market is the jurisdiction and has been so since the City of Campbell annexed the property from Coitsville on one side while the city of Youngstown annexed the other side. Roadways do not generate any tax revenue and a roadway like that costs a ton of money to pave, repair, replace,etc... This is why Campbell annexed the property but not the roadway. That is why you see ODOT salting, plowing and paving the west side of the road [the side the township is responsible for] and Youngstown has to plow other side. There are also businesses along 422 that are within the jurisdiction of Coitsville PD [The old landfield, Blaine Ave, and the old Radio station, The internet slot business, and the car lot, to name a few]. So see, my ingnorant friends, that is why you see Coitsville PD patrolling the westside of that roadway. And another thing, the State sets the speed limit on US Route 422 at 35 mph, unlike another town who shares a similar roadway with another department that set there own speed limit at 25 mph for radar traps. And I can also guarantee without a doubt that the Coitsville PD would not write anyone a ticket for going 5 mph over the limit (even though they could stop or ticket you for any speed over the limit if they wanted to) but I know the Campbell Judge and he strongly insists to the departments whose cases he hears that he doesnt like to see speeding tickets written unless the are going at least 10 mph over limit. So see my Dumb and Dumber 2 friends, you guys no nothing. In fact if it wasn't for Coitsville PD you would never even see a police cruiser patrolling that part of US422. Just ask any resident that live on the Campbell or Youngstown side. Everyone will tell you that they are glad to see that Coitsville police car in that area. And I'm sure that Coitsville residents travel that roadway or visit those businesses so they deserve the protection that the gladly pay for. And there are no departments that "resent" Coitsville PD. They may envy the Coitsville PD because of the top of the line equipment Coitsville PD buys to keep there offiers and residents safe and there is NO COVER UP of that accident The news clearly told you why it took so long to get a copy of the video from YPD or CPD. The reason was YPD held the equipment for 6 days but didn't have the equipment or security software to view the video. As soon as YPD returned that sophisticated equipment back to Coitsville they [CPD] retrieved the video and relesed it to the news and public because they had nothing to hide. This is why Coitsville PD is just one of a few departments with cameras in there cars because they have Nothing to hide. All these other Deprtments like YPD, Campbell, Austintown, Sheriff, poland, etc.. should have similar cameras in ALL there cars. That is if they have nothing to hide.

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