Whitestown police chief’s car hits pe...

Whitestown police chief’s car hits pedestrian

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Waterville, NY

#1 Jan 28, 2013
No tickets issued after Whitestown police chief’s car hits pedestrian

By ROCCO LaDUCA
Observer-Dispatch
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:13 PM
Last update Jan 25, 2013 @ 06:49 PM

WHITESTOWN —
A pedestrian initially reported no injuries after he was struck at a Whitesboro intersection earlier this month by a police department vehicle driven by Whitestown police Chief Donald Wolanin, according to accident reports.
The pedestrian – James Brennan, 38, of Whitesboro – repeatedly said he was not hurt following the Jan. 8 incident, the police report states. But three days later, Brennan reported to Whitesboro police that he was being treated at a local hospital for bruises and a headache stemming from being struck, according to a Jan. 11 excerpt from the police log book.
On Friday, Wolanin acknowledged that he has heard rumors that he didn’t report the accident and personally paid to have the vehicle repaired, but that just isn’t the case, he said.
“I reported it just as it happened, then updated the report when I found there were injuries,” Wolanin said.“I’d be pretty stupid not to report it, and to fix the car without reporting it is just ludicrous. Plus, I didn’t see any damage.”
Wolanin said he was on duty and turning his unmarked vehicle right onto Oriskany Boulevard from Westmoreland Street shortly after 12:30 p.m. when he failed to see Brennan enter the crosswalk. Wolanin said his police vehicle wasn’t moving very fast when it struck Brennan, who landed on the hood before rolling to the ground.
A Whitesboro village police officer responded to the scene, but no ambulance was called after Brennan had no visible injuries, declined medical treatment and said he was “all set,” according to a log entry.
Although Wolanin and the accident report state that Brennan was crossing against the crosswalk, Brennan on Friday insisted that the signal indicated it was safe to cross. Despite this discrepancy, however, Brennan said he doesn’t believe anybody should have been ticketed and has no problem with how the accident was handled.
“I think it was just us being at the wrong place at the wrong time, and I’m still walking. This isn’t my first rodeo,” Brennan said.“I’m a disabled military veteran, so I don’t run that fast anymore like I used to and my days of playing chicken with cars is long over.”
Wolanin and Brennan both said they saw no damage to the police vehicle that needed to be repaired. Later that day, Wolanin said he provided reports detailing the incident to Town Supervisor Chuck Gibbs and members of the town Police Commission.
Whitesboro police Chief Dominick Hiffa said Friday the accident will be reported to the state Department of Motor Vehicles when he mails all of this month’s accident reports at the end of the month. He also dismissed any allegations that anyone tried to cover up the incident.
“The guy at the time said he was fine, but all the information was gathered and an accident report was done,” Hiffa said.“We treated it like any other accident, as if it was anybody else. We’re on the street 24 hours a day, and accidents are going to happen.”
I get your point

Tewksbury, MA

#2 Jan 28, 2013
However....this guy is a rare straight arrow and is telling the truth I bet.
I think most other govt people are corrupt as shxt...this guy is not among those scum.
Look elsewhere for drama.....you will find it over in Utica at County Bldg and State Bldg.
friends family

Fayetteville, NY

#3 Jan 28, 2013
don't have to look at the city marshal now, the black is gone.
retired

Ithaca, NY

#4 Jan 28, 2013
its a cover up between hiffa and wolanin.
curious

Ithaca, NY

#5 Jan 28, 2013
they dont mail accident reports anymore. when i retired from law enforcement everything was sent electronically. the tickets and accidents reports were done on computer and then sent to NYS. looks like Utica OD should look into this a little more.
look into it more

Ithaca, NY

#6 Jan 28, 2013
when i retired from law enforcement everything was done by computer. this included accident reports and tickets. no one mails this stuff anymore. looks like someone should look into this a little more
Larry

Waterville, NY

#7 Jan 28, 2013
The story sounds strange to me. Can you say HEAVY HITTERS!!!
What

Ithaca, NY

#8 Jan 28, 2013
I'm sure Hiffa would be just as understanding if it was a private citizien. Hahaha.
ok clown

Fayetteville, NY

#9 Jan 28, 2013
look into it more wrote:
when i retired from law enforcement everything was done by computer. this included accident reports and tickets. no one mails this stuff anymore. looks like someone should look into this a little more
So what was the software used ?

What was the number for personal incident reports clown ?

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#10 Jan 28, 2013
curious wrote:
they dont mail accident reports anymore. when i retired from law enforcement everything was sent electronically. the tickets and accidents reports were done on computer and then sent to NYS. looks like Utica OD should look into this a little more.
The Post Standard would be a better choice.
McChief

Utica, NY

#11 Jan 28, 2013
Tricky Nicky is on the case with his new lieutenant and sergeant, well needed for a six man p.d., thats right two new promotions compliments of the whitesboro taxpayers, Mellon Head didn't do anything wrong, police have a cross walk exemption, just ask him. I would also ask when the last time Chief Don attended emergency vehcile operation training as well as Chief Nick's expansive training on New York States electronic accident and traffic ticket system. PODUNK = Police Officers Dont Understand New Knowledge (AKA small town police is small town police) I smell a back woods fire stinkin' up the bayou on this one.
ShuttupMoron

Wilmington, DE

#12 Jan 28, 2013
ok clown wrote:
<quoted text>So what was the software used ?
What was the number for personal incident reports clown ?
Shuttup nobody cares.... the fact is they're playing the usual no accountability game. AS USUAL if this were ANYONE else it would be a big deal in the paper all the bills the cops handed to the driver. Face it, if you're driving and you hit someone, your tallhat and tinbadge don't amount to a teaspoon of hot pus.
ok clown

Fayetteville, NY

#13 Jan 28, 2013
ShuttupMoron wrote:
<quoted text>Shuttup nobody cares.... the fact is they're playing the usual no accountability game. AS USUAL if this were ANYONE else it would be a big deal in the paper all the bills the cops handed to the driver. Face it, if you're driving and you hit someone, your tallhat and tinbadge don't amount to a teaspoon of hot pus.
What's that welfare coward.
the Fopix failure police

Fayetteville, NY

#14 Jan 28, 2013
Failures in real life now become the topix achievers.
Look up in the sky, its a failure, a loser, no life, no, its the topix failure police. Changing the world through topix. Saved patterson, saved shadow, praying Obama doesn't let them starve to death.
ShuttupMoron

Wilmington, DE

#15 Jan 28, 2013
LOL it's Mr. "Everyone who disagrees with the fake police must be poor" again!
Real clever retard. Truth hurts don't it?

As usual the only people who can defend the corruption have to play emotionally stunted retard games because they have to VENT the MAAAD off! Thanks for the animated example!
the Fopix failure police

Fayetteville, NY

#16 Jan 28, 2013
Ok Capt Failure. Million dollar Enginequeer of Lego sub foundations.
WOLANIN IS RETARDED BAD

Hamilton, NY

#17 Jan 28, 2013
this guy is a -ucking moron he couldnt fight or think his way out of a wet paper bag, hes the dumbest -uck ive ever meet, him and holy macerole or mayshaw or whatever the -uck it is are the two polish stooges in law enforcement...dumb -ucking polocks, theres alot more to this story people
YupYup

Wilmington, DE

#18 Jan 28, 2013
Its the modern day job gutter for loudmouth idiots up there.
Larry

Waterville, NY

#19 Jan 29, 2013
I didn't know that the Whitestown police chief was a qualified EMT and was able to examine the guy he ran over on the street and determine that he was good to go. I believe that the fire department should have been called out for an evaluation and at that time let the injured guy sign off on the official form.
to fem

Fayetteville, NY

#20 Jan 29, 2013
Larry wrote:
I didn't know that the Whitestown police chief was a qualified EMT and was able to examine the guy he ran over on the street and determine that he was good to go. I believe that the fire department should have been called out for an evaluation and at that time let the injured guy sign off on the official form.
So they can force people to sign a refusal for medical treatment.

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