14 Arrested In Athens

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The Athens Halloween Block Party is not until tonight but apparently some people are starting early.

Athens Police Captain Ralph Harvey says 14 people were arrested last night and early this morning.

It was "slower than usual for a Halloween Friday night, but remained steady with calls," he says.

Most of the arrests were for alcohol related offenses, although one person was charged with arson "for attempting to set a portable lighting trailer on fire on Mill Street."

Ten of the arrests were Ohio University students.

Captain Harvey says, "APD would like to thank all the officers from outside agencies for their assistance with this event."

The Halloween Party normally draws thousands to the downtown area of Athens and the city brings in additional officers to help.