YOUNGSTOWN — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has allocated several troopers to patrol within the city limits with a goal of reducing urban fatalities, said Mayor Jay Williams. The goal, he said, is consistent with the city's proactive efforts to help create a safer community. Troopers will focus on U.S. and state routes within the city. This will allow city officers to focus more sharply on the residential neighborhoods and businesses within the city. The joint effort will last until early March and serve as a trial period to evaluate the collaboration, the mayor said. He expects future joint efforts will occur this year.
According to The Vindicator, from Feb. 2 to 2 p.m. February 11, there have been:
- 28 felony and 110 misdemeanor arrests.
- 12 firearms and $6,598 in cash recovered.
- 25 minor misdemeanor citations issued.
- 547 traffic stops and 124 stops of pedestrians.
- 261 traffic citations issued, and 39 parking tickets.