Law enforcement in Athens had their hands full for the annual Halloween block party, tallying 174 arrests and citations on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Halloween celebration was on Saturday night into early Sunday morning, but Athens and Ohio University police, along with the Ohio Department of Public Safety Investigative Unit, started issuing citations Friday as people began streaming into the college town.
The totals this year were a slight uptick over last year's total of 144 arrests and citations.
Athens police say they don't do crowd estimates. But thousands upon thousands of costumed revelers took over the Downtown streets until the party finally shut down at 2:45 a.m.
Most of the charges and citations were for alcohol related offenses.
The Athens police had 44 arrests with 35 of them occurring on Saturday night.
The Ohio University police issued 69 citations on Friday and Saturday. They also reported two of the charges involved assaults on police officers.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety Investigative Unit, brought in to help, issued 61 citations — 50 of them on Saturday night. Nearly all of them were alcohol related but there were also two felony drug arrests.
The Athens County Emergency Medical Services also had a busy time, responding to 37 calls for service, resulting in 26 people transported to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.