City police arrested two people on disorderly conduct, issued 156 summonses, recovered a pistol, and handed out 12 motor vehicle violations in a two-day crime suppression detail, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Speziale said the crime suppression detail that ran Friday and Saturday resulted in police issuing 156 municipal ordinance violations throughout the Silk City for obstruction of public passage, public drinking, and obstruction of commercial establishment.
Police also recovered a defaced Smith and Wesson 9 mm semi-automatic pistol on Rosa Parks Boulevard and Putnam Street, said the director.
“We have been successful in our crime reduction strategies deploying crime suppression details citywide from 8PM to 4AM, with our state and federal counterparts, which has substantially reduced our shootings and homicides over 50% and 70% in our hotspots curfew areas,” said Speziale.
The director said police crunch numbers on incidents that occur in different parts of the city to formulate better and more intelligent crime fighting strategies.
Speziale said police track the times and days of criminal activity to identify patterns, grouping, and suspects to counter increasing incidents of crime.