Crowd well-behaved in Stateline New Year’s Eve
January 2, 2011
It was a reasonably quiet night for law enforcement officers patrolling Stateline.
Sheriff’s Spokesman Sgt. Jim Halsey said there were 10 arrests in Douglas County during the celebration.
Charges included affray, assault, battery, domestic battery, disorderly conduct, trespassing, minor consuming alcohol and civil protective custody.
One person was arrested outside the casino core area for DUI.
Carson Valley was also quiet, Halsey said, with one person arrested for domestic battery and one person arrested for minor consuming alcohol.
“Highway 50 was closed to vehicle traffic at about 10 p.m. to allow celebrants to flow into the roadway as they celebrated the coming of the New Year,” Halsey said in a statement. “The highway was reopened at approximately 1 a.m. after the crowd peacefully moved off the street and back into the casinos or other locales.”
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Halsey said the various law enforcement and support agencies involved in this year’s event worked extremely well together.
“I extend my gratitude to al the agencies who participated,” Sheriff Ron Pierini said.
Those agencies include the Nevada Highway Patrol, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Nevada Department of Prisons, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, Douglas County Communications Center, Douglas County Road Department, Nevada Department of Transportation and Cal-Trans.