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10 pre-Rose Parade arrests a 'significant decrease,' police say

January 2, 2012 |  7:52 am

Rose Parade fans

Pasadena police had made 10 Rose Parade-related arrests as of 5 a.m. Monday morning, a “significant decrease” over previous years, according to a department spokesman.

Of the 10 arrests, six were misdemeanors, including four for public intoxication, and four were felonies, said Lt. Rick Aversano of the Pasadena Police Department. He said the nature of the felony arrests was not immediately clear.

“It seems like year-to-year, arrests get lower and lower,” Aversano said. “I would say the fact that it wasn’t New Year’s Eve last night made a big difference.”

Aversano said he was monitoring Occupy Rose Parade activity but “everything is quiet right now.”


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Photo: Rebecca Breitlow, 19, and Devin Dilling, 19, both freshmen at Wisconsin, get ready for the start of the 123nd Rose Parade. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times