Police pinch 26 on St. Pat’s Day
New Haven police arrested some 26 people during and after this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which proceeded through the wet streets on Sunday.
Six of those arrests occurred on the parade route, New Haven Police Department spokesman Joe Avery said in a statement Monday, and about 20 occurred on Crown Street after the parade was over.
A letter from the NHPD to revelers had warned of strict enforcement. Police and parade organization said last month that alcohol enforcement would increase at this year’s parade, after last year’s event reached a drunken crescendo, with a smashed store window and a blocked ambulance.