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Borough station window smashed

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Zarayko to look into installing protective glass

Northampton Borough Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. recommended at the Dec. 4 council meeting the administration look into installing bulletproof glass at the doors and windows of the police station.

The request is the result of an unknown individual who recently smashed the window at the police station entrance on Smith Lane.

The incident was reported Nov. 28.

"We also believe they tried to force the front door open at town hall," borough Manager Gene Zarayko said.

The borough hall, police station and the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum are quartered in the same building.

"The window has been replaced with a special tempered glass and the rod that was bent on the front door has been repaired," Zarayko said.

Police Chief Ron Morey indicated to borough lawmakers of a possible suspect involved in the incident.

Lopsonzski, a retired borough police sergeant, called the incident deplorable.

"At least try to eliminate the danger," Lopsonzski stressed.

He suggested installing bullet resistant glass on doors and windows at the police station.

Lopsonzski also said bullet resistant glass should be installed at the lobby, where the receptionist is stationed.

Zarayko said such a project could be expensive.

He said he will research the costs associated with installing the glass.