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Three people arrested over Halloween weekend, none were University students

No arrests made on Grounds, all occurred in greater Charlottesville area

University Ambassadors were fully staffed during Halloween Weekend.
University Ambassadors were fully staffed during Halloween Weekend.

The University Police Department reported no arrests made between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 on Grounds. However, the Charlottesville Police Department reported three alcohol-related arrests on Halloween weekend occurring in the greater Charlottesville area. None of those arrested were University students. 

Tyler Hawn, a public information officer at the Charlottesville Police Department, reported that three arrests were made — one for driving under the influence and two for public intoxication. 

Corresponding with Hawn’s statement, public arrest records reflect three alcohol-related arrests occurring on Halloween. 

According to these public records, one arrest was made Thursday morning for public intoxication on E Market Street. The second arrest was made on 12th St. NW for disorderly conduct relating to public intoxication and the final arrest was made on 5th St. SW for driving under the influence.

Both the University and public safety services in the community planned ahead for a traditionally busy weekend.

In preparation for Halloween, U.Va. police and the Charlottesville Police Department committed to be fully staffed in anticipation of “high-risk situations.” Minding those participating in Halloween festivities, these public safety groups were strategically located in areas where students are known to congregate both on and off Grounds, in order to be accessible in the event that quick intervention would be needed. 

University Ambassadors planned to be fully staffed as well. 

Similarly, Dean of Students Allen Groves reminded students of the importance of safety in an email Tuesday advocating for students to travel in groups, plan ahead and take advantage of emergency resources if needed while celebrating Halloween throughout the weekend. 

Groves added that students are encouraged to call 911 when they witness signs of alcohol poisoning and that students will not face disciplinary action from the University for seeking medical help involving alcohol or other drugs. He also said that students will not have to pay any out-of-pocket costs if a rescue squad is needed.


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