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Police again will beef up North Side patrols

Published: Mon, September 30, 2013 @ 1:03 p.m.

Police again will beef up North Side patrols


Police will be adding extra patrols again to the North Side after an armed robbery of some Youngstown State University students over the weekend.

Police Chief Rod Foley said Monday that investigators had a feeling two juveniles they arrested last month after a similar string of attacks had help, and he thinks Sunday morning’s robbery confirms that.

“We had a feeling we didn’t get all of them,” Foley said.

The four YSU students said they were robbed early Sunday as they were on the back steps of a home in the 1600 block of Fifth Avenue. There were five or six juveniles who were dressed in black with their faces covered, the victims said. Reports said one of the men thought they heard the safety on a gun being pulled back.

Taken was cash and cigarettes, reports said.

Foley said the crime is similar to the earlier ones in which two juveniles are in custody.

Michael Curry, 17, and 16-year-old Laekwon Brown were arrested Sept. 10 and 12, respectively.

Before Curry and Brown were arrested, city police along with YSU police and deputies from the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office ran extra patrols in the area and did make arrests for weapons and drugs of other people. Foley says he wants to start those patrols again.

“We’re definitely going to make sure we have higher visibility,” Foley said.


1redeye1(5266 comments)posted 2 years ago

Why did they stop in the first place, If they felt that they hadn't got all of them? Are they waiting for someone to die first?

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2peggygurney(408 comments)posted 2 years ago

Thank you.

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3DSquared(1531 comments)posted 2 years ago

Maybe YSU should go with Mooney when they leave town! And you wonder why enrollment is down. YPD better start doing some heavy-duty pest control. Why do they carry guns if they aren't using them?

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4DACOUNTRYBOY(667 comments)posted 2 years ago

Cracking down on the money generating activities of these boys would involve profiling. Chief Foley has to walk a thin line. In this new era of senitivity criminal rights are upheld and enforced. The boys mother no doubt didn't have within her budget room for an allowance and these boys took matters into their own hands. Child labor laws prevent these boys from getting a job so the boys were working in the underground economy.

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5walter_sobchak(2332 comments)posted 2 years ago

My advice if you need to go inside Youngstown is to have a CCW permit with an appropriate weapon. These thugs only understand violence. Maybe if a couple of these "kids" were shot by the victims they might, just might, think twice. But, this would sweep some trash from the streets.

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