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January 1, 2014
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32 arrested during New Year's celebrations

Thirty-two people were arrested during New Year’s Eve celebrations on the South Shore.

Twenty-four people were arrested during New Year’s Eve celebrations at Stateline, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday morning.

The crowd was an average size and Highway 50 was closed to vehicle traffic from 11:40 p.m. to 12:20 a.m. so revelers could flow into the roadway as they celebrated the new year, a press release stated. On the Nevada side, the roadway was reopened to traffic at 1 a.m. after the crowd moved out of the street.

The arrests took place at the casino corridor throughout the evening. Charges included assault, domestic battery, disorderly conduct, minor consuming alcohol and civil protective custody, police said.

The Minden-Gardnerville area reported a similarly quiet evening; with one person arrested for DUI.

There were no reported injuries to any public safety personnel.

South Lake Tahoe Police reported making only eight arrests on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

“Although the city was quite full with holiday revelers, the number of calls for emergency police responses was fewer this year than during many past years,” Lt. Brian Williams stated in a news release.

Most of the arrests were for drunk and disorderly conduct. Two people were arrested for driving under the influence and one person was arrested for felony domestic violence.

Arrests on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day have trended downward, according to South Lake Tahoe Police, from a high of 39 arrests in 2001-02 to 23 arrests in 2006-07 and 14 arrests in 2012-13.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 2, 2014 07:12PM Published Jan 6, 2014 09:59AM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.