WALGREENS ROBBERY: Police Dept. praised at Board of Works meeting

COLUMBIA CITY — In typical fashion, the department heads were on hand to update the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety on recent activity around the city.In not so typical fashion, Mayor Ryan Daniel gave the report for the Parks Department in place of the indisposed Mark Green, park director.Daniel reported due to the success of the recent Father-Daughter Dance, the park will be hosting a similar Mother-Son event.The event will take place April 27 at Paige’s Crossing from 6 to 10 p.m.Mothers and sons attending will have unlimited access to Paige’s activities, such as putt-putt golfing and go-karting. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Tickets go on sale March 5 at the park office, and will be $32 for the pair.Chief of Police Tim Longenbaugh talked about the robbery that took place at Walgreens last week in Columbia City. “I was very pleased with how the officers handled the Walgreens situation,” said Longenbaugh. “We had a very timely response. The perimeter was set up pretty quick.”Daniel also praised the effort. “It showed how dedicated they were to getting to the scene quickly and effectively,” Daniel said.The next Board of Works meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room at city hall on Feb. 28.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the Feb. 17 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.