[ Note this event occurred earlier than the entry date stamp. It is a blog post ported from another hosting arrangement. ]
And, here we go yet again!
This video is from last June 20 but is being migrated to this blog from its previous host.
I was standing at the corner of Allen Street and Delaware Avenue trying to snipe video of the Blue Angels which were occasionally flying over the neighborhood, when this happened.
I was a little tipped off when I spotted a Lackawanna Police vehicle pull up to the intersection with its overheads lit up -- no chase yet, just this out-of-jurisdiction vehicle making a presence. But, I know from being a scanner junkie that when you spot a foreign police car lit up like that, it might mean a cross-jurisdiction police chase is in progress.
The Lackawanna cruiser turned up Delaware Avenue and I was not disappointed. It met up with the oncoming chase head-on, which is where my video begins.
Frame Capture of the runner. Looks like it could be a girl or woman.
There are no MSM stories or indicators of this event. Sans my lucky shot with the camera and this blog, this would be a never-happened.
What is evident is that the chase originated in Lackawanna as all the units pictured are Lackawanna. And, it probably involved someone doing something serious enough to merit the chase (though oddly, not much media attention). It's unclear how Lackawanna Police's chase policy differs from Buffalo.
I also know that the chase involved or culminated in a crash involving at least one of the Lackawanna police units, as I was able to reach the scanner in time to hear that much. My recording system was "down" it turned out, so I couldn't replay to hear more details about what led up to it.
I have sent Lackawanna Police a Facebook message via their page asking if they plan to issue a release. However, given that police chases are more dramatic to us lay people and a bit more routine to them, it's not likely we'll hear back from them. And, in any event, said Facebook page looks pretty neglected.
That is the importance of being vigilant with your cameras and your blogs. Remember, if you are there, you are the reporter!
By Dave for for BuffScan.