Fredericton police crack the whip on rowdy campus parties

Universities and police are cracking down on rowdy campus activities after several nuisance calls in Fredericton’s College Hill area.

Fredericton Police Force chief Martin Gaudet said there will be a zero-tolerance approach to nuisance calls.

There will also be increase in police presence around College Hill, which surrounds the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick Community College.

Gaudet’s statement comes after investigators responded to several calls over the weekend.

Most, police said, were nuisance complaints due to large crowds.

“Two individuals were arrested, and several by-law tickets were issued,” said Gaudet.

Police the increase in officer presence, surveillance and patrols also comes after incidents last year.

Investigators said they responded to more than 50 calls, including aggravated assault, a damaged fire truck and crowds of over 800 people.

“Police and university officials did a neighborhood walk and met with residents, providing them with information earlier this week,” Gaudet said.

%d bloggers like this: