SCPD: Fewer New Year's Eve arrests than last year, citations up

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The Santa Cruz Police Department says the New Year's celebrations went off without major incidents of violence.

Extra officers were brought in for the New Year's Eve events, with many on foot in the downtown corridor. Police say there were some 3,000 revelers in the area to ring in 2018. 

They say between 5 p.m. On December 31 to 2 a.m. On January 1, officers received 139 calls for service.

In total, nine people were arrested, mostly for public intoxication. That's a decrease from 12 last year.

27 citations were issues, 17 of them for "triple fine cites," where the majority were open containers of alcohol. Last year, there were 19 citations issues, 11 being triple fines. 

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