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Incident Report for Case #2008-000000

Incident Type

Special Event

Incident Date

11/01/2008 - 2:41 AM


State Street


Halloween 2008

The Madison Police Department estimates 10,000 enjoyed the Friday night Halloween celebration. The crowd was – for the most part – well behaved. There were a couple of blemishes on the night. Two Wisconsin State Troopers suffered minor injuries while making an arrest outside of a State Street tavern, and one reveler was conveyed to a local hospital after falling off of a second story roof on University Avenue. There were also a couple of fights. As of 2:41 a.m. there had been 56 arrests, most for alcohol violations and disorderly conduct. There were many reports of private downtown house parties this Halloween night, but these were mostly small gatherings with no significant issues.

Released 11/01/2008 at 2:51 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain