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Incident Report for Case #2018-831137

Incident Type

Special Event

Incident Date

04/28/2018 - 12:00 PM


Mifflin Street


The Mifflin Street party attracted an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 people Saturday. This is an unsanctioned event, with no organizers, and no one applied for a permit to close the street. However, as crowd numbers swelled – particularly in the 400 and 500 blocks of Mifflin St. - the decision was made to shut Mifflin down to traffic for safety reasons as large house parties spilled from sidewalks into the roadway.
Each year the event costs taxpayers in excess of $100,000 as more than 200 MPD officers and Dane County Sheriff's deputies are assigned to keep the peace.
The event is an inconvenience to many area residents, businesses, city agencies, and those visiting the downtown. The MPD thanks all impacted for patience during the event.
As of 6:30 p.m., 60 people were arrested or cited with one going to jail. Most violations were for drinking in the street, carrying glass containers in the roadway, or urinating in public. One person suffered injuries in a felony level battery.
The MPD thanks the Madison Fire Department, and the Dane County Sheriff's Department for assisting in keeping everyone safe.

Released 04/28/2018 at 7:01 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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