Council approves replacing car

Getting a replacement police car was on the agenda for the Red Bud City Council at their Oct. 2 meeting.

It was noted that the city’s insurance company has totaled out the patrol vehicle that Officer Ted Stellhorn was driving when involved in a two vehicle accident on Sept. 14 in Waterloo.

(The crash happened around 6:30 a.m., following Stellhorn’s interviews at the Monroe County Courthouse with the suspects that had stolen a car from the Casey’s General Store parking lot in Red Bud around 2:30 that morning. No injuries were reported in the accident.)

Alderman Bill Hanebutt noted that after their $1,000 deductible, the insurance would be giving the city $7,100 for the totalled out patrol car, and they were looking for a replacement.

Both new and used cars were considered as replacements. Although, the city is already replacing three other patrol cars with new vehicles as part of their regular rotation program and those vehicles should be available in about a week.

For more from the Red Bud City Council meeting, please see this week’s print edition.