Police make several weekend arrests, many Mizzou game-related
COLUMBIA - An empty trash can rolled through Mick Deaver Memorial Drive in front of the East entrance of Faurot Field Monday. The occasional car drifts out of its lane to avoid hitting it.
Just two days earlier, the same area was packed with thousands of tailgating fans walking into Memorial Stadium to watch the Mizzou Tigers play South Dakota State.
It was the first opportunity for MU Police and the Columbia Police Department to crack down on football Saturdays.
"I can tell you we made six arrests that day around the stadium," MU Police Captain Brian Weimer said.
CPD also made several arrests on Saturday.
According to the 24-hour arrest binder in the police department, two drivers were arrested for DWI during the game, including one on Providence Road.
One report said a 24-year-old man assaulted a police officer at Bengals Bar and Grill on Sixth Street.
Another said an apartment party resulted in the arrest of four tenants. The arresting officer stated in the report that he saw an estimated 100 people leaving the apartment as police showed up.
The front desk attendant at CPD said the official arrest numbers should be out Tuesday when officers return to work after Labor Day.