A two-day undercover operation resulted in 11 arrests at a southeast Oklahoma City park and law enforcement are now expanding surveillance of the space.
Eleven males were arrested at Trosper Park on SE 29 Road from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17. According to police reports, all 11 suspects were being arrested for general public indecency or “acts of lewd habits.”
The Oklahoma Metropolis Police Division Vice Enforcement Unit performed the undercover procedure immediately after receiving a lot of citizen problems of criminal sexual acts transpiring at the metro park.
Trosper Park, 2300 SE 29, has attained a reputation for informal sex and hook-ups since the 1970s.
Police device parked exterior of the Oklahoma City Law enforcement Headquarters, downtown, Thursday, March 19, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]
“We’re not seeking to solitary any unique team out, but you are unable to be engaging in this form of habits out in the open up,” mentioned Oklahoma Metropolis Police Sgt. Gary Knight.
In accordance to police reviews, detectives posing as guests parked their motor vehicles in a great deal where other drivers would interact with them. In one particular situation, a vehicle circled a detective’s automobile, the driver signaling for the undercover officer to abide by him to another component of the park. Other individuals were noticed “executing lewd acts” in parked cars and close to a playground.
In every circumstance, arrests have been designed devoid of incident, and any concerned cars ended up impounded.
“This is a put where by we repeatedly have to go to to address this issue,” Knight mentioned. “We are going to have undercover officers there from time to time, and if you pick out to go out there and interact in this style of activity, you may perhaps just be ideal there with an undercover police officer and you could be dealing with arrest because of it.”
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