Lapel PD awaits new wheels — 16 of them

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Lapel - Excitement is brewing in the Lapel Police Department as Chief Dennis Molina and his staff anticipate the town’s newest acquisition — a fleet of police cars.

Molina approached the Lapel Town Council in February with his request for a new vehicle to replace the oldest car. He said he didn’t expect an offer of four cars instead.

“It was (Councilman) Clay Parkison’s idea,” Molina said. Parkison suggested going to the government auction site online and looking for bargains. Officials found one that, at first glance, seemed almost too good to be true.

The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio had posted four cars, all 2011 models, each with 40,000 or fewer miles on the odometer. The council dispatched Molina to look over the vehicles.


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