City of Athens
Halloween Block Party Media Release
October 27th, 2013
The City of Athens Block Party ended at approximately 2:25 AM. Street crews began cleaning up the street after police officers cleared pedestrians at 2:25 AM. The streets are expected to be open at approximately 5 AM.
The Athens Fire Department had no calls for service. No major fire related events were reported.
Athens County Emergency Medical Services responded to 53 calls for service.
The Athens Police Department made 45 arrests. The breakdown of arrests is as follows:
45 prisoners processed through mass booking for all assisting agencies
- 13 OU Students
- 13 students from other schools
- 19 non-students
Total APD charges filed on jailed prisoners as well as cite and release arrests are as follows:
- 11 Underage Intoxication
- 14 Disorderly by Intoxication
- 2 Resisting Arrest
- 2 Obstruction of Justice
- 1 Persistent Disorderly Conduct
- 1 Public Urination
- 1 Assault on a Horse
- 3 Assault
- 2 Underage Consumption
- 4 Open Container
The Ohio Department of Public Safety Investigative Unit arrest figures were not available as of press time. Figures will be made available at a later date.
The City of Athens Safety Team consisted of 14 volunteers and were on patrol from 8:30 PM to 1:30 AM.
The City of Athens would like to thank the Ohio University Police Department, Ohio University, State of Ohio Incident Management Team, Athens County Emergency Medical Services, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Public Safety Investigative Unit, the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal and the many police agencies that assisted the city with the block party.
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City of Athens Public Works staff began taking down the barricade fence along Mill St. at 1:35 AM. The north stage (State St.) was shut down at approximately 1:15 AM.
Update emergency service statistics:
APD/OUPD: 40 arrests through booking
AFD: 0 runs
EMS: 44 calls for service
The south stage (Union St.) was shut down due to lack of power from a generator malfunction. The north stage (State St.) will be shutting down shortly.
Updated emergency response statistics:
APD/OUPD arrests through booking: 29
AFD runs: 0
EMS: 37 calls for service (mostly alcohol related calls)
As of midnight, the following statistics reported are as follows:
APD/OUPD Arrests through booking: 21
AFD: 0 runs
EMS: 25 calls for service. Minor alcohol related runs
The south stage at Union St. experienced a generator failure and is currently shut down.
Costume stage at the Cornwell lot is finished and was shut down at 10:30 PM. The south stage at Union and Court experienced a shutdown due to a generator failure. Repair crews are attempting to repair it.
Block Party 11:15 PM updated statistics:
APD/OUPD Arrests: 16
AFD Runs: 0
EMS Runs: 21
As of 10 PM, the City of Athens reports the following statistics:
The Court St. area was closed down for the block party at 12:30 PM. Mill St. traffic is one way eastbound and that was implemented at approximately 10 AM. The pedestrian barricade fence was installed at 6:30 PM. Safety Teams began patrolling at 8:30 PM.
Emergency response statistics:
APD/OUPD arrests through booking: 7 arrests
AFD runs: 0 runs
EMS runs: 11 calls for service
Department of Public Safety arrest data will be available at a later time.
The City of Athens Safety Teams are on patrol. If you see a person wearing a white jacket with the words “Safety Team” on the back, feel free to talk with them, ask questions about the area, or ask for assistance. They are available to give directions and provide assistance to the block party participants.
@CityofAthensOH: If someone is in need of medical attention, call 911 or use the emergency blue-light phones on campus and at residence hall entrances.
@CityofAthensOH: Important Contacts: Athens Police Department 740-593-6606 Ohio University Police
740-593-1911 O’Bleness Hospital 740-593-5551