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Increased police presence

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014, 09:19 PM EDT

Charlotte, N.Y. - Rochester Police and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department delivered on their word to increase security at Ontario Beach Park on the Independence Day holiday.

This comes after a series of arrests were made on Memorial Day at the beach, following fights that broke out in the evening.

Those fights prompted police to close the park while many were still eating and having picnics.

Police could be seen patrolling the park on foot, bicycle, horseback and even driving through parts of the park looking for any sign of trouble.

"You know, it's nice to see they're out here and watching," said beach goer Rebecca Stout. "Hopefully people will have a little respect; we're trying to celebrate with friends and family."

Others were also happy with the increase in law enforcement, especially those who we're present when the Memorial Day fights broke out.

"Some people may be looking to start trouble," said Russ Tartaglia, who was playing volleyball when the fights broke out on Memorial Day. "But the police acted swiftly, and we're having a good time today."

Rochester police would not give an exact number for now many more police we're present compares to year's past, but a Captain did tell 13WHAM News the fights and arrests on Memorial Day played a large role in the beefed up police presence.

Increased police presence


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