Council doesn't retain police officer
CANTON - Borough council on Monday voted to let a part-time police officer go.
Following an executive session, council president Ken Robertson made the motion.
He said that after due consideration and discussion of the facts, council was "entertaining a motion to not retain officer Steve Vanderpool as a borough police officer."
The motion passed unanimously.
After the meeting, Robertson declined to state what had led to the decision. Canton Police Doug Seeley also declined comment.
Robertson would only state that Vanderpool had been on his year's probation, which was expiring next week.
Prior to the executive session, resident Mary Saunders spoke to council about Vanderpool.
Last month, Saunders, who talked to council about problems on Lycoming Street, had expressed her support for Vanderpool.
Saunders said she wanted to thank Officer Vanderpool for his work, and made a statement to The Daily Review by phone that when Vanderpool goes down to Lycoming Street, he speaks to the people causing the trouble and they stop, and the residents don't have any more problems for the night.
Look for a further report in a future edition of The Daily Review.
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