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Rose Parade 2013: Pasadena police report 22 pre-parade arrests

January 1, 2013 |  8:48 am

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A total of 22 people were arrested along the Tournament of Roses Parade Route since 6 p.m. Monday evening, the Pasadena Police Department reported Tuesday morning.

All of those arrested were adults and all but one were apprehended on suspicion public drunkenness, said Lt. Rick Aversano. That individual was caught in possession of burglary tools, Aversano said.

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The small number of arrests was “pretty typical” of the last eight to 10 years, as the proportion of families has increased among parade-goers over the years, Aversano said. In the 1980s, he said, police would arrest about 500 people over the same time period.

“The numbers are down significantly,” he said. “People are well-behaved.”


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Photo: Pedestrians and campers gather along the Rose Parade route on Colorado Boulevard on Monday night. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times