No, not a bank robbery. Cruiser caught fire near Florence Savings Bank
A short while after Amherst Fire Department's new ambulance first hit the road today Amherst Police Department lost a front line patrol cruiser to an engine fire. Fortunatly the new ambulance was not required at the scene, and in the short amount time it took AFD Engine 1 to get to there the fire was already put down with a fire extinguisher.
The patrol car was towed to a garage and will be more fully examined tomorrow.
APD appeared before the Joint Capital Planning Committee last month to present their capital equipment needs for the next fiscal year, and that included a routine request for three new cruisers. Hopefully the Dodge Charger is not beyond repair.