ATHENS, Ohio Eighty people were arrested, many on alcoholrelated offenses, at the annual Halloween block party near Ohio University, which is a 38 percent decrease from last year's arrest total. The annual Halloween Block Party in Athens, Ohio has its roots in 1974 when costumed partiers halted traffic on Court Street in uptown Athens for two hours on Halloween night.
1975 is known as the forgotten year. ATHENS, OHIO: Athens city police say they arrested 45 people, mostly for alcohol violations, during Ohio Universitys annual Halloween block party.
City police said 13 OU students were arrested during the annual costume bash in uptown Athens Saturday night and early Sunday. Meanwhile, the Ohio University Police Department issued 69 citations as of 3 a. m. Sunday, and sent 18 individuals to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. According to a news release from APD, there were two assaults on OUPD officers, as well as one incident of obstructing a law enforcement officer.
The police department also says the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Investigative Unit charged 61 people with alcoholrelated offenses, such as underage drinking.
The Halloween bash is a tradition going back 35 years and is not sanctioned by the university. The Halloween celebration was on Saturday night into early Sunday morning, but Athens and Ohio University police, along with the Ohio Department of Public Safety Investigative Unit, started issuing citations Friday as people began streaming into the college town.
Athens Halloween Block Party Information Page, Athens, OH. 5. 4K likes. The official public information site for the Ohio university arrests halloween, Ohio Halloween Block Party. In January, Athens Mayor Ric Abel tried to address those party planning concerns by creating the Halloween Task Force, a group of city officials, merchants, local residents, Ohio University administrators and students, to develop ways to make the annual street bash safer and more organized.
Ohio University is nestled in the rolling hills of Appalachian Ohio, a 90minute drive southeast from the states capitol, Columbus. With an approximate student population of 23, 000, Athens, Ohio, is the quintessential college town. The Athens Police Department and Ohio University Police Department combined to execute 80 arrests between the hours of 3 p. m. and 3 a. m. Saturday night and Sunday morning during the Athens Halloween Block Party.