Binghamton Police Patrol Car Crashes into Building
A Binghamton police car hit a building on Eldredge Street. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
A police patrol car hit a building on Binghamton's North Side as a patrolman responded to a call for back-up from other officers.
The crash happened around 4 p.m. Thursday on Eldredge Street as police officers on Oak Street requested assistance.
A patrol car heading to the scene in the First Ward was traveling south on Chenango Street when the officer lost control of the vehicle while turning onto Eldredge Street.
The police car struck the building on the southwest corner of the intersection. The officer was not hurt.
Police vehicles filled Oak Street after officers requested assistance. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
Uniform officers and detectives reportedly used a Taser device to take a man into custody at 197 Oak Street. The handcuffed suspect was seen being placed into a patrol car to be transported to police headquarters downtown. He was believed to have been wanted on a felony burglary charge.
Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski could not be reached to comment on the patrol car crash or the Oak Street incident.
Binghamton police officers prepared to transport a suspect from Oak Street. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
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