WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- We now know more about the police investigation into a towing company from Wilkes-Barre.
ACT Towing is accused of destroying a car that was a key piece of evidence in an attempted homicide case. State police said they're now looking into why there was no paperwork filed when the car was salvaged.
State police also said they started investigating ACT Towing a few weeks ago. That's when they were made aware that the evidence car went missing. The car belongs to a woman accused of trying to kill herself and two of her kids.
“I didn't know about it until yesterday afternoon when I happened to be talking to the captain and he told me about the car got crushed or something, I don't know,” said Wilkes-Barre Township Mayor Carl Kuren.
He said that township police often use ACT Towing to impound or store vehicles. The mayor says the township's relationship with ACT Towing will continue.
“We'll still have them towing for the township. He does a good job. We have no problems with him. We call him, he's right there,” he said.
ACT Towing's main office is based in Mountain Top. Newswatch 16 went there to talk to the owner, but the owner's son came out to say the company never before lost a car. Then he told us they had no comment until the police investigation is over.
“They should have hung on to it really, someone told them it was OK to get rid of it,” said Mayor Kuren.
No word yet on when the state police investigation into how the evidence car was lost might be completed.