Numerous arrests and reports were made by the Athens Police Department and the Ohio University Police Department in connection with Halloween weekend 2021.
APD reported 23 arrests made from Oct. 29 through Oct. 31. Charges include underage consumption of alcohol, driving under the influence and disorderly conduct, among others.
That is an increase from 2019, in which only 18 arrests and service calls were made during the Athens Halloween Block Party, which was canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19.
James Wanke, owner of Hot Shots food truck, was charged with operating without a license Oct. 29. Wanke was denied a vending license due to the size of his truck and has been outspoken about his opposition to a new ordinance passed by Athens City Council that increases penalties for unlicensed vendors, according to a previous Post report.
OUPD had 20 incident reports for the same time period, many of them occurring on or near campus. Reports include possession of controlled substances, alcohol offenses, reckless driving and disorderly conduct.