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Police arrest at least 10, cite 23 for alcohol-related offenses

Teresa Fralish | Monday, October 4, 2004

Police arrested at least 10 people and cited 23 for public intoxication, public indecency and minor in consumption both before and during Saturday’s football game against Purdue.

Rex Rakow, director of Notre Dame Security/Police, said at least three minors were among those custodially arrested on or near Notre Dame’s campus before the game began. At least two people were arrested at the game, he said.

Rakow could not say how many, if any, Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s students were among those cited.

NDSP will know further details of the arrests and citations today, Rakow said.

Deitchley did not know further specifics of the arrests but said of those apprehended, at least three were adults charged with public intoxication, including two visitors who were native Canadians. The other arrests included two made for public indecency near Ivy Road and the Notre Dame Blue Lot, he said.

All individuals arrested were taken into custody and transferred to the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend, Ind. via South Bend Police van, Deitchley said.

St. Joseph County Jail deputy officer E. Kelly said the student was released Sunday afternoon on bail.

Kelly would not comment on booking charges or releases for the other individuals arrested Saturday.

Police involved in Saturday’s arrests included Indiana Excise Police, St. Joseph County Police, South Bend Police and NDSP, Deitchley said.