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Youngstown to start saturation patrols

Published: Fri, June 8, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m.

Youngstown to start saturation patrols

YOUNGSTOWN — Trying to reduce violent crime, the city will start a three-month police-saturation program Tuesday, introduce a community crime-reduction patrol and extend a gunshot-location system.

Police Chief Rod Foley said today that a Violence Interruption Patrols [VIP] program will run from Tuesday to Sept. 2. The program — similar to other saturation patrols — will include city, Mahoning County, state and federal law enforcement officials. The program will target high-crime areas, focusing on deterrence, parole and probation violation sweeps and gang-related violence, he said.

Also, the city is starting a new Community Initiative to Reduce Violence program. The goal is to bring give younger people alternatives to violence.

Foley also wants to extend a contract, that expires June 30, by six months for the ShotSpotter program. The program is supposed to pinpoint where shots are fired, but has met with mixed results, Foley said.

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1doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Sounds good now go get all this trash that inhabits the city.

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2zz3(921 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

It will be good if they don't get run off by controversy (you know what I mean). I hope they don't decide just to go to the upper west side where its still a little easy and don't shy away from the real areas. Try avondale area around 3am for about a month that would cramp the little cockroaches. They would just have to live on their gov't checks then.

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3theguins(164 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Their version of saturation is sit on 680, 422, Market St. Mahoning Ave. and pick up speeders going 10 mph over the speed limit.

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4Charles42705(15 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Good start Chief Foley and don't let the controversy stop you from protecting the people of Youngstown.

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5DwightK(1236 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

May I suggest the Avondale area?

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6Ytownnative(1011 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Didnt we do this last year ? and the year before? and the year before?

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7shutyourface(246 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

The State Highway was giving tickets for snow on peoples license plates last year during the saturation. While the criminals were out doing the same as they always do.

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8Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

"The program will target high-crime areas, focusing on deterrence, parole and probation violation sweeps and gang-related violence, he said."

Hit the South Side hard all summer. Bunch of little cockroaches roaming the streets there.

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9Not_Gilligans_Ginger(126 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

@ZZ3, I doubt they'll be saturating the Cornersburg area of the west side. I have a lot of neighbors here who ARE city cops.
@YoungstownBornRaised I noticed a lot of the people who post about Youngstown don't live here so I don't expect them to know what they're talking about, do you?

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10zz3(921 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Not_gilliagan Did you by chance go out this past weekend 6/8-6/11? Did you notice meridian road south of the Saxon club? Mahoning Ave east of Meridian road to steel st? Did it seem like you saw a more than normal amt of YPD well I did, also the cashier in the Mahoning plaza told me to watch out that there were more than normal amts of YPD? I don't know but could have been a coincidence ( I hope). And by the way am from youngstown and also have alot of friends from past YPD. like I said I hope this works because we sure have needed it like yesterday, and that they aggresively prosecute these idiots and parents if necessary. Its just the past if you use it as a barometer (and belive me this is not the first time this was thought of )seems to just fade out in effort to prosecute! Wish Mr Foley all the luck! He'll need all the help the other parts of the system can provide for it to work.

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11zz3(921 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Update: 6/25/12 Southside a shooting gallery!!. Saturation - VIP patrols???? As stated before SOP and time will pass and so will the above. So as stated before to a few, history repeats itself usually Like it or Not. Just hopefully, learn from it and judge things in the future by it and you can't go wrong. Don't be mad at the fact.

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12zz3(921 comments)posted 2 years ago

YBR & not_gilligan can all the other posts not agreeing with you be wrong, or do you just have great insight? Another empty plan by YPD

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13zz3(921 comments)posted 2 years ago

Crow ain't that bad if you cook it right LOL

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