Updated Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Arrest Numbers Hit a Total of 9 Arrests, Down 47% From 2017

Published : Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | 7:01 AM

[Updated: January 2, 2018 | 8:36 a.m.] “The numbers are so bland,” Pasadena Police Lt. Pete Hettema said Tuesday morning, “I can keep them in my head.”

An updated report this morning indicates law enforcement arrested a total of four people in connection with New Year activities in Pasadena and another five at the Rose Bowl over the entire December 31, 2017 to January 1, 2018 period, Hettema said.

This year three were arrested along the Parade route for suspicion of public intoxication and one was arrested on an outstanding warrant for unlicensed driving, he confirmed.

Updated information shows that five were arrested at the Rose Bowl game, he said, three for attempting to get out onto the playing field from the stands and two for public intoxication.

In the 1980s, police would typically arrest about 500 people during the same time period, according to media reports.

Last year’s Rose Parade saw seven arrests for public intoxication and trespassing while the Bowl game resulted in 10 arrests, all for public intoxication, police said after USC defeated Penn State, 52-49.

Hettema agreed the crowd of Georgia and Oklahoma football fans was very well behaved.

“But we gave them quite a show in return,” he said, noting the exciting game and beautiful weather.

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