Police turn to cameras to monitor Middletown park

Signs Middletown police will place at Goldman Park along with security camera. MIDDLTOWN DIVISION OF POLICE

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Signs Middletown police will place at Goldman Park along with security camera. MIDDLTOWN DIVISION OF POLICE

Citing complaints and disturbances in past seasons, Middletown police are installing video security cameras at Goldman Park in time for Middletown Youth Softball’s opening day.

“Over the past few years we have encountered quite a few complaints at Goldman Park during the Middletown Youth Softball season. We receive quite a number of complaints from parents of disturbances and other problems through out the summer. We’ve had to dedicate too many officers each summer to the park,” Middletown police posted to Facebook on Friday.

The solution is the installation of recording cameras at access point to the part on Highland Street, police said. The cameras are to be in place and working in time for opening day next Saturday.

“This is something that will help us identify those who cause problems for those who are there to have a good time with their families and enjoy the park. Our stance is zero tolerance for crime, fighting and drinking in the park” police said.

And there is a final warning, “We may not catch you in the act, but the cameras will. If you’re causing problems there, you will be banned from the park and probably arrested. The park is for families and ball players who want to have a fun summer, not problem people.”

Police officials could not be reached for comment today.

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