Halloween night resulted in several arrests and citations in Downtown Santa Cruz, though crowds were smaller than past Halloween crowds, police officials reported.
From 6 p.m. Halloween to 2 a.m. today, officers reported having made nine arrests for public intoxication, and one for carrying a concealed knife. Additionally, during this timeframe, officers issued seven triple-fine infraction citations.
Crowds were estimated to having reached 4,000 people at their peak, which is a number significantly lower than past Halloween crowds, according to police.
Uniformed officers were present and visible in areas of high crowding to ensure a safe and secure Halloween, police said.