Increased police presence at Southwest Fresno parks

Increased police presence at Southwest Fresno parks

Whether you're going for a stroll, to cookout, or spend time with family Fresno parks are a popular destination. The parks attract people from all over the city but its the unwanted activity that Fresno Police Department says it's concerned about. The Southwest Policing District has assigned more officers in its parks.

The district says twelve officers with split up among Dickey's Playground, Roeding Park, Holmes Playground and Frank H. Ball Community Center in Southwest Fresno. Officers will patrol day and night keeping watch for those violating park hours, gang activity, prostitution, drug use and other criminal activity. Since taking these new measures police say it has made several arrest after park hours. So far six misdemeanor arrests and one felony arrest of a parolee from Los Angeles County for an outstanding felony warrant.

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