- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Morgantown police arrested a dozen people and issued more than 200 citations during West Virginia University students’ first weekend in the city for the fall semester.

Police Chief Ed Preston says the arrests involved a variety of offenses.

Preliminary figures released by Preston show 86 citations were issued for underage drinking between Thursday and Monday. Police also issued 76 citations for open container violations, 11 for littering, nine for possession of marijuana and six for fake identification.

In August 2014, Morgantown police issued 182 citations.

University police chief Bob Roberts says WVU police issued 14 citations for felonies and serious misdemeanors, down from 30 in August 2014. Arrests declined from 58 to 21 during the same period.

Roberts says citations for other misdemeanors declined from 52 to 23.


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