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Rochester police boost patrols in Monroe Ave. neighborhood with spike in violence

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – A significant rise in violent crime on Rochester’s Monroe Avenue has prompted more patrols in the overnight hours.

This past weekend, there was a shooting and robbery attempt where both suspects were taken into custody.

With credit to the state-funded GIVE program, RPD has stationed more officers along Monroe Ave. which has recently seen more shootings, robberies, and assaults.

Capt. Greg Bello with RPD says the added resources will stay as long as needed to bring the neighborhood up to safety.

“Obviously, over the last week or two, Monroe Ave. has turned into a hotspot. It’s a few different areas we’re using to utilize proactive enforcement, utilize additional patrols, and high visibility patrols, so we can stem this violence that’s kind of popping up on that corridor,” said Capt. Bello.

After a sizeable boost toward the GIVE program this year, Capt. Bello says the department is able to cover overtime for additional units, despite the continued officer shortage.

“It’s tough because we’re 100 officers short. So, any time we want to provide additional officers down there, we have resource issues that come along with that. In this case, we had proactive officers from RPD assigned on overtime detail both nights this weekend, both Friday night and Saturday night,” he said, “However long it takes to bring Monroe Ave. back to where it should be. If it takes us a week, then it will take us a week. If it takes us a month, it’ll take us a month.”

At this time, it’s unclear if any of the suspects from recent incidents are connected to one another.

Capt. Bello says RPD continues to work with area business owners to identify where the most needs are.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – A significant rise in violent crime on Rochester’s Monroe Avenue has prompted more patrols in the overnight hours.

This past weekend, there was a shooting and robbery attempt where both suspects were taken into custody.

With credit to the state-funded GIVE program, RPD has stationed more officers along Monroe Ave. which has recently seen more shootings, robberies, and assaults.

Capt. Greg Bello with RPD says the added resources will stay as long as needed to bring the neighborhood up to safety.

“Obviously, over the last week or two, Monroe Ave. has turned into a hotspot. It’s a few different areas we’re using to utilize proactive enforcement, utilize additional patrols, and high visibility patrols, so we can stem this violence that’s kind of popping up on that corridor,” said Capt. Bello.

After a sizeable boost toward the GIVE program this year, Capt. Bello says the department is able to cover overtime for additional units, despite the continued officer shortage.

“It’s tough because we’re 100 officers short. So, any time we want to provide additional officers down there, we have resource issues that come along with that. In this case, we had proactive officers from RPD assigned on overtime detail both nights this weekend, both Friday night and Saturday night,” he said, “However long it takes to bring Monroe Ave. back to where it should be. If it takes us a week, then it will take us a week. If it takes us a month, it’ll take us a month.”

At this time, it’s unclear if any of the suspects from recent incidents are connected to one another.

Capt. Bello says RPD continues to work with area business owners to identify where the most needs are. Read More NewsRochesterFirst  

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