Sexual activity at Harlingen park lands pair in jail

Eloy Garza // Harlingen Police Department Photo

A Harlingen couple spent the night in jail after a police officer allegedly caught them engaging in sexual activity at a local park.

It all happened at Victor Park off Expressway 77/83 and South M Street at 11:10 p.m. Thursday.

A police officer was patrolling the park when he spotted an blue Chevrolet SUV with the door open.

The officer went in for a closer look and allegedly found 48-year-old Eloy Garza and 32-year-old Grisel Rivera engaging in sexual activity.

Investigators said Garza allegedly appeared intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Police charged both of disorderly conduct by exposure and also charged Garza with public intoxication.

The two appeared before a Harlingen municipal judge on Friday morning where Garza got $674 in fines and Rivera got a $337 fine.