The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will work with Monroeville police to reduce drug activity and violent crime in the eastern suburbs, officials said Thursday.
Drug activity in Monroeville has increased in the past six or seven years as Pittsburgh police efforts pushed drug sales out of Homewood and into nearby suburbs, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said.
“In a relatively short period of time, I think we can knock those numbers down,” Zappala said at a news conference in the Monroeville municipal building.
Police are monitoring the movement of narcotics in Monroeville’s business districts, he said. His office and other law enforcement agencies plan to work with Monroeville police to refocus the department’s efforts to monitor certain areas of the municipality.
Flood waters have claims five lives in the midstate and two people are missing. Dauphin, York, Lancaster and Lebanon counties all reported deaths related to flooding.
Front Street in Harrisburg has flooded. The Shipoke section of Harrisburg was evacuated along with the Governor’s Mansion. Several blocks in Midtown had power shut off to force residents to evacuate. An 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew has been issued by the mayor’s office.
The Susquehanna River at Harrisburg is predicted to crest at 26.5 feet at around 8 p.m. this evening.
Summer is almost here, and you know what that means. Warm weather brings out the stupid and disruptive behaviors. But we’re not fighting this alone! We’ve literally got the law on our side! Let’s start small by reviewing the local ordinances that are abused on a daily basis. This month, let’s review and discuss the Pottstown Noise and Curfew Ordinance at our next meeting, Friday April 15, 2011.
Want to take a more pro-active role in crime prevention in Pottstown? Here is an opportunity to meet several members of the Pottstown Guardian Angels. They’ve been patrolling several nights a week for almost a month and are always looking for more people to participate.
Meet the Pottstown Guardian Angels!
Review the Pottstown Noise Ordinance-Shutting down the nonsense before it even starts.
April 17- Female Safety Clinic – Pottstown Karate Club (21 N. Hanover St.)- 1 PM
April 19- 1st day of Civilian Police Academy
April 28- Community Meeting at Ricketts Center (Genesis Housing to discuss Mural Project amongst other topics– 7PM)
May 21- Washington/Chestnut St. Garden Party- 10am-1pm
June 4- Washington/Chestnut St. Science in the Park 12-3pm (Need Volunteers)
July 23- Harris Family Ministries- Stop the Drug/Stop the Violence Crusade (More info to come.