“People who came down for the wrong reasons stayed away,” Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant said.
Columbus, Ohio — New safety measures have been implemented. short north It was held over the weekend to curb violence in the area. No shootings were reported, but Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant said numerous arrests and court orders had been issued.
Bryant said there were a total of 297 parking and 224 traffic enforcement actions and 107 vehicle seizures over the weekend. I also had something like this:
- 31 misdemeanor subpoenas
- 8 arrested on warrant
- 7 felony arrests
- 4 misdemeanor arrests
- 1 juvenile arrested
Bryant added police recovered seven firearms and four drug seizures.
Some community members said stronger security measures were needed to stop the violence.
Maren Ross, owner of Lowe Boutique, said: “Cities and districts should not take these steps unless we feel it’s urgent and sorely needed to get us feeling safe again. there won’t be,” he said.
New safety measures include a voluntary midnight curfew for bars and shops, a night parking ban from 10pm to 7am, and more police to patrol the area from 8pm to 4pm. be Also, entry to the area between midnight and 4:30 am is prohibited.
“I think our message is clear,” Bryant said.
In an interview with 10TV anchor Tracy Townsend, Bryant said he thought the new security measures worked well over the first weekend.
“People who came down for the wrong reasons stayed away,” Bryant said.
The parking ban affected an area of High Street between East Goodale Street and Fifth Avenue. Rideshare vehicles were only allowed to use curb lanes and COTA bus stops for passenger pick-up and drop-off.
Jack Decker, president of the Short North Citizens Association, said the data needed to be looked at over time to assess what worked and what didn’t.
“I think this is meant to create a pause,” Decker said.
Decker said he was most disappointed by the decision by some businesses to stay open despite voluntary stay-at-home orders in place.
“Any club owner who puts a few nights of profit before the long-term welfare of their neighbourhood, is a penny smart and very stupid,” Decker said.
City officials have previously said the new safety measures will continue as long as necessary to stop violence in Short North.
https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/police-community-weigh-first-weekend-of-new-short-north-safety-measures/530-3abc48c1-8781-4026-b834-ac12866c3152 Police, locals consider short curfew in north