Another 26 UWM Students Picked Up over Weekend in Police Crackdown
After nabbing 25 in an initial crackdown near the campus Sept. 8, Milwaukee police continued its operation last weekend aimed at curtailing drunken and disorderly behavior from college students.
In the an ongoing police operation aimed at curbing loud partying near the campus, 26 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students, 40 people total, were arrested over the weekend.
The majority of the arrests were for underage drinking. Others were taken into police custody for excessive noise, disorderly conduct, public drinking, obstruction of justice and vandalism.
Milwaukee and UWM police launched the operation Sept. 8, in response to area resident complaints of drunken and disorderly behavior from college students, police say. Twenty-five students were arrested that weekend, 41 total.
Milwaukee police say they "are sending a strong message to the community that this enforcement mission will not only help rid the neighborhoods of crime and disorder, but also creates an awareness by the student population that intoxicated persons frequently become the victims of violent crime."
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(Updated Monday, Sept. 17 12:11 p.m. with details from the Milwaukee Police Department)