ROCKFORD (WIFR) – News Release: Rockford Park District Police and Loves Park Police conducted a sting today at Shorewood Park, 235 Evelyn Ave., Loves Park which, resulted in the arrest of five people.
The following individuals were arrested as result of this sting:
• John H. White, 68-year-old, Public Indecency
• Clarence E. Miracle, 59-year-old, Public Indecency
• Matthew B. Harmon, 45-year-old, Public Indecency
• Francis P. Lasalle, 65-year-old, Battery
• Paulo Rodriquez, 75-year-old, Public Indecency
Defendant charges are merely accusations and are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.
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,