Rowdy revelers arrested after Red Sox World Series victory
Celebrations for the Red Sox World Series victory ended early for some people in Boston, Amherst, and Durham, N.H., who found themselves under arrest for a variety of crimes..
Twelve people were arrested in Boston after Red Sox victory revels turned rowdy after last night’s game. The charges levied included assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct. Seven of the cases were dismissed after hearings in Roxbury District Court; five are still pending.
Two other people were charged in related crimes — a man who was charged with drunken driving when he hit two bicyclists in Allston after the game and another person charged with selling counterfeit tickets, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said.
One man, who lives in Kenmore Square, woke up to find out that his car had been flipped by rowdy revelers and other car windows on his street had been smashed. No arrests have been announced in that case.
Another 16 were arrested at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, State Police said. The arrests came after a crowd of about 3,000 gathered at the college’s southwest residential area for the game, the university said in a statement.
The university said the school “provided food and activities prior to the game and dining officials say more than 2,900 students were served prior to the end of the game. The crowd, which grew steadily during the contest, was calm until the end of the game.’’
University police were assisted by State Police and Amherst police. The crowd was dispersed in about an hour, officials said.
Two students were also arrested at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, State Police said.
The University of New Hampshire also said five of its students were arrrested after post-game celebrations turned rowdy in Durham.Peter Schworm can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @globepete. John R. Ellement can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.