100 arrests at UConn Spring Weekend

April 26, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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STORRS, Conn., April 26 (UPI) -- More than 100 arrests were made during the University of Connecticut's traditional three-day Spring Weekend, campus police said Sunday.

UConn police Maj. Ronald Blicher said in a statement there were 111 total arrests between Thursday and early Sunday morning as thousands of people took part in Spring Weekend parties and activities, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant said.

Included in the final arrest tally were 47 arrests made at the Storrs, Conn., college on Saturday night and Sunday morning alone.

Among the crimes cited by arresting officers were reckless endangerment, breach of peace and criminal trespass, along with a variety of weapons and narcotics charges.

UConn police accounted for 90 of the 111 total arrests, Blicher said.

The Courant said the arrest total for the 2008 rendition of the University of Connecticut student tradition was 51.

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