Rain helps to thin crowds at Halloween street party in Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Rain helped to thin the crowd at a typically raucous Halloween street party held near Ohio University, though dozens of people were arrested by various law enforcement agencies.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Athens Police arrested 28 people Saturday night. University police arrested 43 people on 47 charges, including two felony arrests for cocaine possession and marijuana trafficking. Athens County emergency personnel went on 43 runs, 38 of which were related to the block party.

Athens’ deputy service safety director Ron Lucas, told the newspaper the city shut down five parties in the off-campus area.

Athens spends $50,000 to $65,000 to pay for extra police patrols during the celebration. The university budgets $100,000 every year for the party and pays overtime to its own officers and others.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s