Five arrested following sting at Shorewood Park in Loves Park
Online Staff Report
Rockford Park District Police and Loves Park Police conducted a sting June 25 at Shorewood Park, 235 Evelyn Ave., Loves Park, that resulted in the arrest of five people.
The following individuals were arrested as result of this sting:
· John H. White, 68, public indecency;
· Clarence E. Miracle, 59, public indecency;
· Matthew B. Harmon, 45, public indecency;
· Francis P. Lasalle, 65, battery; and
· Paulo Rodriquez, 75, public indecency.
Last month, Park Police held a neighborhood meeting to talk to residents about safety and security within the park. “We are listening to their concerns about the area, and that is why we put this sting together,” said Rockford Park District Chief of Police Theo Glover.
Rockford Park District Police have implemented other safety steps, and will continue to monitor the park.
The Rockford Park District Police Department encourages community involvement in helping with safety and security of the park system by participating in the Eagle Eye Park Watch program, an effective tool in fighting crime. Shorewood Park residents are a part of the Eagle Eye Neighborhood Park Watchers group. The program is similar to neighborhood watch programs, and is used as a foundation for many other educational programs conducted by the Park Police Department.
Citizens are encouraged to be alert and report vandalism, safety hazards, littering/dumping, fires, crime and other suspicious activity right away by calling 9-1-1 for emergencies or (815) 966-2900 for non-emergencies.
Posted June 28, 2012
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