Police release preliminary numbers for Castro arrests 

The San Francisco Police Department has released preliminary figures for the number of arrests made in the Castro and Mission districts during Halloween festivities Saturday night.

According to early reports, there were eight total arrests in the area, with most occurring in the Castro district, police said.

Five arrests were for public intoxication, one for possession of an illegal weapon, one for battery and one for driving under the influence.

The Castro district has historically been problematic on Halloween. Five people were stabbed there in 2004 and 2005, and nine people were shot in 2006.

Although no streets were closed for Halloween celebrations this year and citywide safety campaigns have been implemented since 2007, the Castro was expected to be a popular destination and potentially rowdy area.

More details reports of arrests are expected to available later today.

- Bay City News
 

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