Brookville, PA – The new Brookville Borough Police Chief Vince Markle had a very busy first couple of weeks on the job.

At least six separate incidents involved borough police responding to threats of violence at Brookville schools. All students involved in the incidents were suspended, and three were charged with making threats of violence.

Markle also reported that the nurse that was attacked by a coyote early Sunday morning outside Laurelbrooke Landing Assisted Living Center is doing much better and is already back to work. The woman was working the night shift and went outside on a work break when the attack happened. She was rushed to the hospital requiring 18 stitches to close her wounds and several rabies shots. Police are continuing their investigation into tracking down and trapping the coyote with assistance from the PA Game Commission.

Council approved the purchase of a new 2018 Interceptor police vehicle, along with making upgrades to another patrol car. The new vehicle was previously included in the borough’s police department budget. Donations from both the Eagles Club and the Miller family will help defray some of the costs.

Council also approved special event permits including those for the YMCA’s Apr. 7 Share the Love Run/Walk event for Suicide Prevention and the new June 23 Laurel Festival Bike Race.

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