Halloween festivities once again drew a crowd to Ashland, but all in all, police saw less of the notorious that the night tends to bring. 11 citations were handed out, mostly for pot possession, four were arrested. One was arrested for disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer.
Three were cited for drunk driving, plus there were other citations issued for a variety of minor offenses. When Halloween fell on a Saturday in 2009, 29 arrests were made. 37 arrests were made in 2008.
An estimated thousand people descended on the downtown Plaza Wednesday night. 30 officers from Ashland, Talent, Phoenix and Medford were on hand to keep the peace.