ROCHESTER — Rochester Police made five arrests for disorderly conduct and traffic violations in northeast Rochester in the hours following the conclusion of the annual Puerto Rican Festival on Aug. 23.
No incidents were reported at the festival site during the three-day event at Frontier Field, according to a press release from the Rochester Police Department. Throughout the festival, speakers called for a peaceful weekend.
Police dispersed crowds late on Aug. 23 in the area of Clifford and Hudson avenues with verbal warnings, pepperball deployment and the use of a long-range acoustical device. A New York State Police helicopter also was used to observe the crowd.
The traffic arrests were for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, police reported. No police vehicles or equipment were damaged, but a rock struck a Rochester Fire Department truck. The department was on scene for a small fire with a single log that was extinguished.