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12 arrests, 19 tickets issued at Navy game

Kaitlynn Riely | Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Police made 12 custodial arrests and issued 19 arrest tickets Saturday during or around the time of the Notre Dame-Navy game, said Phil Johnson, director of the Notre Dame Security/Police (NDSP).

At the stadium, Johnson said in an e-mail, police made 12 arrests for alcohol-related offenses. The offenders were taken to St. Joseph County Jail. Most of these offenses were for public intoxication, and some were for minor consumption of alcohol and for intoxication, he said.

Along with the Indiana State Excise Police, the St. Joseph County Police and the South Bend Police, NDSP issued 19 arrest tickets to adults for alcohol-related offenses, including minor consuming and minor possession of alcohol.

NDSP arrested one man for public intoxication and fighting in a parking lot after the game, Johnson said. The man was taken into custody and driven to the St. Joseph County Jail.

During the game, 13 people were asked to leave Notre Dame Stadium for violations of stadium rules involving alcohol, Johnson said. Alcohol is prohibited in the stadium.

Johnson said NDSP will remain on patrol along with local police officials for the remaining two home games this Saturday and Nov. 17. Law enforcement officers will continue to enforce underage drinking laws, he said.

In his e-mail reply, Johnson did not respond to The Observer’s inquiry about police enforcement of the ban against marshmallows in the stadium.

At least one student was evicted from the game during a halftime senior section marshmallow melee.