Dozens arrested after Puerto Rican Festival

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police say 25 people were arrested following the 2019 Puerto Rican festival, but police officials added that none of the arrests were “major.”

Most of the issues with disorderly crowds happened in the northeast part of the city near where the festival ended. None of the incidents happened at the site of the festival, according to police.

Throughout the evening there were bottles thrown at officers. The police used verbal warnings, Pepperball (OC) deployment, LRAD or Long Range Acoustical Device to disperse the disorderly crowds.

No officers or civilians were reported injured.

In total, 25 were arrested, most (17) for minor charges including vehicle and traffic violations.

Three were arrested for disorderly conduct, three for obstructing government administration, and two for larceny and harassment.

The 25 people arrested are scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

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