UConn Spring Weekend Sees Decrease In Arrests

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Police say 22 people were arrested over Spring Weekend at the University of Connecticut, the smallest number in several years.

The annual festivities ran from Thursday night through Sunday on UConn’s Storrs campus, where police had extra patrols and non-student visitors were prohibited from dorms.

UConn police arrested 17 people and state troopers arrested five others. The charges ranged from marijuana and alcohol offenses to weapons violations. More than 500 tickets, warnings and infractions were also issued.

By comparison, UConn police arrested 84 people last year.

Officials launched the crackdown to prevent a repeat of last year’s problems, in which a student died after being punched at an off-campus restaurant. An East Hartford man awaits trial in the case.

UConn has struggled for years to subdue rowdy Spring Weekend revelry.     

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Jon B

    This is because nobody went to spring weekend due to the fact that they restricted non students from attending as well as not allowing large crowds to gather. This attempt to create a risk free world is absurd. Spring weekend as it has been for years is no more. The folks who suggested these new rules were looking for any excuse to end the big party. Be heard if you disagree with this nonsense as I do!

  • Justin

    if you look at their planning as well, made it on easter weekend, a time for everyone to go home and they moved the concert to another weekend as well. UConn spring weekend used to be one of the top 10 things to experience before you graduate college and now that is just a thing of the past, I am glad I got to experience it while it lasted.

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