Defense sends 1900 military to reinforce security in the streets
SANTO DOMINGO. The Ministry of Defense ordered the addition of 1900 soldiers that will go out every day to reinforce patrols in order to prevent criminal acts that might occur in the areas catalogued as vulnerable.
The information was released yesterday by the Commanding General of the Army of the Dominican Republic, Major General José E. Matos de la Cruz, who added that the members of the Armed Forces have been patrolling for some time.
The director of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces and the Police explained that during the latest meetings they took safety measures that are now being implemented in cities such as San Cristobal, Santiago, and the barrios of the North Santo Domingo and the upper part of the National District.
Nevertheless, Matos de la Cruz did not reveal what these measures were, but he did say that all of them are directed to support the National Plan of Public Safety which was instituted by President Danilo Medina in April of last year.
He explained that there are members of each institution on the principle streets and avenues of the country in order to avoid that criminals commit crimes prejudicial to citizens and institutions of the country.
In spite of the patrols by military and police, there have some been some incidents which maintain the citizenry on alert.
A lady resident of El Million reported that her daughter was assaulted in the parking lot of the residence, and they took pictures of the assailant on a cell phone.
Another incident occurred in Santiago: Jairo Mora, 30, a bar owner, was shot to death by two men on a motorcycle who appeared at the place, called a “drink”, and one of them opened fire.
In the capital, last Saturday, Ms. Scarlet Soto was assaulted on the Padre Castellanos Avenue just a few meters from a patrol parked on the same Avenue at the corner of Albert Thomas. On John F. Kennedy, Ms. Adolfina Contreras was robbed of a purse containing credit cards and RD $10,000 in cash.
Matos de la Cruz announced the “San Miguel cavalcade” which will take part on Saturday 27 September, the leaving at 2 o’clock in the afternoon from the Olympic Center and going down Maximo Gomez and 27 February to the Colonial capstone.
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