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Incident Report for Case #2008-000000

Incident Type

Special Event

Incident Date

05/03/2008 - 3:00 PM


Mifflin Street (UPDATED MONDAY MAY 5, 2008)


There were 438 total arrests for the Mifflin Street party, 383 people were cited and released, 51 went to jail, and 4 went to the detox center.


As of about 8:20 p.m. there were around 400 arrests reported. The block party is winding down and streets in the area are all open. No major incidents were reported during the event. Final arrest numbers/charges will be available in the next couple of weeks.

As of 6:00 p.m. there have been around 350 arrests. A couple of parties have been shut down, or are in the process of being shut down. As has been the case for most of the afternoon, the lion's share of arrests are for alcohol related offenses.
As of 5:00 p.m. The crowd is reported to be mostly good-natured. There have been around 270 arrests, mostly for alcohol related issues. Several people have been taken to detox.
As of 3:00 p.m. Madison Police estimated a crowd of fewer than 10,000 was in the general Mifflin Street area for the annual block party. Around 60 people have been processed at the arrest center, almost all for alcohol related violations. Another 54 people are yet to be processed. There have been no major fights or other serious issues thus far.

Released 05/03/2008 at 3:39 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain