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SPRING BREAK ARRESTS IN ST. GEORGE DOWN FROM ’95

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Police made more than 200 arrests during spring break weekend, when thousands of teenagers and college students from northern Utah descended on this popular, sunny retreat.

Most arrests were of teenagers for alcohol, tobacco and curfew violations and most occurred on Saturday night, according to police incident reports.The number of arrests was down from 304 in 1995. In 1994, 212 arrests were made, 213 in 1993, 297 in 1992 and 355 in 1991.

Violent crimes were minimal compared with last year, when police reported a "near riot" at the Dixie Center and several fights at an event at the Dixie Sunbowl, where one girl was seriously injured.

Last weekend, police broke up an altercation at a local fast-food restaurant, resulting in the arrest of a 21-year-old man.