Vt. police dept. gets loaners after cruiser fires
NORWICH, Vt. (AP) -- The Norwich police department is getting loaner cruisers other Vermont law enforcement agencies after all three of its cruisers were destroyed in a Thanksgiving Day fire.
A Vermont State Police fire investigator says the cause of the fire that destroyed the three Norwich cruisers early Thursday is unknown, but it is not considered suspicious.
Norwich Police Chief Doug Robinson says the total loss is estimated at $100,000, but the vehicles and their contents were insured.
The cruisers were parked side-by-side when the fire was reported at about 2:40 a.m. Thursday.
The Valley News reports it could be more than a month before the cruisers can be replaced.
Meanwhile, the Hartford Police Department and Windsor County Sheriff have each loaned Norwich a cruiser.