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13 Arrests Made in Chapel Hill Halloween Bash

Posted November 1, 2007

— Chapel Hill police arrested 13 people during the annual Halloween bash, marking a decrease of more than 50 percent from last year while managing a larger crowd.

Nearly 82,000 revelers headed out to Franklin Street and surrounding areas Wednesday evening for the ghoulish festivities.

Police cleared the streets were cleared of people shortly before 3 a.m. and opened them to traffic at around 4 a.m., after town crews had cleaned up debris.

Chapel Hill police set up a perimeter to keep the party in one area. More than 400 law enforcement officers lined Franklin Street.

Orange County Emergency Medical Services responded to 31 calls and took eight people to UNC Hospitals. EMS workers said 21 of the calls were related to intoxication.

Last year, an estimated 70,000 people showed up for the Halloween celebration. Twenty-seven people were arrested or cited then.


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  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Nov 2, 2007

    And for the sake of all my fans...I'm keeping my name. But my last name isn't Turner, so can anyone guess where I got it from...bet ya can't!!!

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Nov 2, 2007

    If you had read my previous post you would se why I made the comment that I was changing my name. You people are making me laugh. And in order to disect me you would need to be objective and to me you were just trying to jump into a conversation just to be heard.

    And yes I would be the same around people of other faiths, one of my best friends is Muslim and is from Pakistan, another is Budhist and one is Catholic. Just b/c they aren't Christian doesn't mean I'm not suppose to love them and like them. I am a witness of my faith by the way I live my life.I love and respect people of all faiths, I am no one to judge anyone...I live and treat people the same as I want people to treat me and my family. Many people on this post dogged me b/c I chose not to allow my children to celebrate Halloween. That is funny to me, I have learned that is society and I take it with a grain of salt and keep moving on.
    So you have a good one. Hope that answered your question.

  • OOOFFFF Nov 2, 2007

    Out of the 82,000 on Franklin St., only 20,000 UNC kids thought they were better than everyone else!

  • loudnoises Nov 2, 2007

    "I am changing my name..."

    Why? Are you not ready for dissentintion so you have to hide your name and come back under another one so that you don't have to deal with people that have other opinions?

    I can come back under a new name too. I am not trying to start a fight, but you need to back up yours.

  • deucedude Nov 1, 2007

    You know what they say......its all fun till somebody loses an eye. Nobody lost an aye so I guess it was all fun.

  • loudnoises Nov 1, 2007

    "My beliefs, my attitude, my rights, my opinion and MY kids"

    Right back at ya O tolerance. But there's some pretty smug religious indignation in a lot of your posts. Would you be the same around people of other faiths posting?

    My 2 cents? Why yes it is. Pipe down? It'll be a cold day in....well, you know the rest.

  • downtownbrown Nov 1, 2007

    "It's halloween, not the apocalypse." Haha, I like that. There's always someone who just can't stand the thought that someone else is having a good time.

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Nov 1, 2007

    And "loudnoises" comes out of left field to put his two cents in... Pipe down! Nobody is trying to tell you or anyone else what to do with your body (and I still haven't found the relevance in that one. My beliefs, my attitude, my rights, my opinion and MY kids!

    I am changing my name...

  • loudnoises Nov 1, 2007

    You Fundamentalists need to lighten up. It's halloween, not the apocalypse. Keep your judgemental attitudes off my body and let me have a good time on a day with no real significant meaning.

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Nov 1, 2007

    rnsjr...I can and will speak only for myself, I don't know what other believers do or think. When I have fall activities as I described it is again as I stated earlier, an alternative to engaging in traditional Halloween activities.

    Please don't try and poke or provoke me.