Back in the mid-1980s, entrepreneur Pat Woods was quite the multitasker.
Quite a bit - city leaders say.
Crews from four St. Louis city departments are flooding a north city neighborhood this week in an ongoing effort to tackle its crime problem.
The influx of resources from the streets, building, forestry and health departments follows two weeks of stepped-up police presence known as “hot-spot policing."
Updated at 12:45 Thursday, Feb. 7 with arrest numbers.
The St. Louis Police Department is deploying 80 extra officers and resources to north city’s College Hill neighborhood.
The area, which borders O’Fallon Park to the west and Interstate 70 to the north, has been the site of a number of shootings recently, including three murders.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says the department is used to this kind of “hot-spot policing,” and says the tactic has been used to great effect in other parts of the city.
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