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Alton police: increased patrol shows results

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Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons (Credit: KMOV) Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons (Credit: KMOV)
ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Alton police officers are patrolling the area around the Clark Bridge to battle crime, and the police chief said they are seeing results.

Chief Jason Simmons said many suspects were coming across the Clark Bridge to commit crimes in the Metro East, so police increased patrol in the area.

Simmons said the department has made many traffic stops that have resulted in drug arrests.

"We have pulled a considerable amount of drugs off the streets," Simmons said.

Simmons also said license plate recognition cameras on the bridge have also aided their investigations.

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