Two people who were ticketed in June 2009 as part of a well-publicized crackdown by Rockland police on people who failed to use downtown crosswalks paid small fines Jan. 21 to end their cases.

In June, the Rockland Police Department assigned Officer Scott Solorzano to monitor pedestrian traffic and cite violators.

Chief Bruce Boucher said at the time that the department had received complaints from downtown businesses about people walking outside of crosswalks and in front of vehicle traffic. City councilors also had cited receiving those same complaints, Boucher said.

The police said it was only fair to ticket pedestrians if motorists were ticketed for failure to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

On Jan. 21, three people who were ticketed were in 6th District Court for motor vehicle violation cases. One of them — Galen Rainsely, 60 — was granted a continuance.

According to Maine Violations Bureau records, Barbara Barez, 39, and Melissa Boggs, 45, both pleaded no contest Jan. 21 and were found by the judge to have committed the violations and were fined $40.

The fine could have been $137.