CPD: Arrests Made, Vandalism Reported During NCAA Championship Celebration
The Charlottesville Police Department says post-game celebrations after the NCAA National Championship went smoothly, noting three arrests and reported vandalism.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - 04/11/2019 Press Release from the Charlottesville Police Department:
Operations began at 1900 hours on April 8, 2019, and concluded at 0225 hours on April 9, 2019. During those periods, our teams responded to a few calls for service, which were mostly categorized as low-priority events.
However, over the course of the evening, three arrests occurred to include—one drunk in public, one trespassing, and one simple assault.
The University of Virginia Police Department reported three calls for vandalism on Grounds.
Fire and rescue crews responded to a total of 11 calls for service, which included—seven furniture and/or bonfires, two medical calls for service, and two fire code enforcement actions for removing persons from the roof tops of two businesses.
Overall, post-game celebrations went smoothly and the city experienced few if any disruptions. Chief Brackney thanks the community for celebrating safely and responsibly.
“I am proud of the City of Charlottesville in that they responsibly celebrated in this community,
said Brackney. "Fans did little to take away or detract from a national win or to bring any negative attention to the city."
Chief Brackney also commends the hard work and dedication of law enforcement, fire and rescue crews, dispatchers from the emergency communications center, as well as our public works teams to ensure public safety within the community during this event.
The fire and rescue response included teams from the Charlottesville Fire Department, Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad, and UVA Special Event Medical Management.
Chief Brackney would also like to thank our local and state partners for their assistance in this operation, which includes the Albemarle County Police Department, University of Virginia Police Department, City of Charlottesville’s Sheriff’s Department, Virginia State Police, Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department, and Roanoke City Police Department.