Local, state authorities team up to combat wrecks, property and violent crime

Posted January 29, 2013 4:18 pm | Filed under Local News

Rock Hill Police are teaming up with state agencies to crack down on violent crime, property crime and traffic collisions in a specific part of the city along Interstate 77.

The department, along with the State Highway Patrol and the State Transport Police are focusing on the northeast ends of Cherry and Celanese Roads — stepping up enforcement and visibility at the same time.

Rock Hill Police Captain Steve Parker said Tuesday the effort is not driven by tickets but by fewer incidents.

Parker says the Celanese-Cherry Road area was selected due to a higher incidence of various crimes and traffic collisions.

Rock Hill was one of five cities in the state selected to take part in the program. Among the others: the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Goose Creek Police, Traveler’s Rest Police and Sumter Police.