Increased police presence leads to lower crime levels in South Side

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Police say an increased presence on the South Side is starting to show positive results.

During Pittsburgh Police's weekly news conference Zone 3 commander John Fisher says increased man power, undercover officers and collaboration with local businesses has helped reduce the number of violent crime on East Carson Street the past month.

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Fisher says they had 88 calls for service on the South Side.

“We had 16 arrests which consisted of DUIs, we had 2 arrests of violation of uniform firearms, and the other arrests were for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana.”

Fisher says 37 non-traffic citations were also issued.

Police also seized five guns, four hand guns and one AK-47 during the past month. Fisher says they're pleased so far with the results but a lot more work needs done.

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