Monday, May 27, 2013

Urban Beach Week continues on Miami Beach-344 arrests

The numbers are out for the amount of arrests made during Urban Beach Weekend.
According to Miami Beach Police, a total of 344 arrests were made during the weekend holiday.
Here is the breakdown. On day 1, 54 people were arrested. On day 2, 82 arrests were made. Police arrested 102 people on day 3, and 106 arrests were made on Day 4. So far, no arrests have been made today.
In 2012, 373 arrests were made during Memorial day Weekend.

Thousands arrived on Miami Beach on Saturday as Urban Beach Week continues into the holiday weekend.
Urban Beach Week kicked into high gear Friday as the first real night of partying brought out large crowds spending big money to play on the beach.
Sunday evening, Miami Beach Police Det. Vivian Hernandez said this weekend was a success and "so far, so good."

No sooner had the sun set when Ocean Drive came to life. Thousands took in the sights and sounds that make South Florida great.
Hundreds of officers are working 12-hour shifts to keep the peace on SoBe. A few were getting a little R&R themselves, staying at the posh SLS Hotel for free.
"They have been great. They've been protective and making sure everything is going the way it's supposed to go," said Walli Sesuber. "They have not been harassing. No, none of that."
In fact, you didn't have to walk too far to find police. Come the stroke of midnight, more than 600 officers were patrolling South Beach.
"Everybody is showing respect and it's lovely," said tourist Terrance Talifarro "I will be coming back here every single year."
However, for an unlucky few, their night came to an end early. A DUI checkpoint on the MacArthur Causeway nabbed a few drivers. Some of them had outstanding warrants, and others were drunk.
Despite the increased police and checkpoint to get in, you really couldn't ask for a better start to the holiday weekend.
"We're living it up, doing it big from New York," said Kina Matthews. "Channel 10 News, you all check us out."
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