Five arrested at UNH disturbance after Red Sox win
Five University of New Hampshire students, one of them from Bow, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges as the police cleared a crowd blocking Main Street after the Red Sox won the World Series.
“Several officers sustained minor cuts and several vehicles parked on Main Street received minor damage,” the university said in a statement this morning.
The police estimate that about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate immediately following the win. The crowd quickly grew to about 3,000 people and after 20 minutes of cheering, fireworks and spraying liquids, the police requested multiple times that the crowd disperse for the street to reopen.
The police said people started throwing bottles and cans at the officers. The police started using pepper spray and pepper balls.
Arrested were: Michael J. McGillicuddy, 20, of Rockport, Mass.; Marisa A. Hardy, 21, of Nashua; Evan R. Orlando, 22, of Mansfield, Mass.; Justin Pimentel, 18, of Pelham; and Robert Lougee, 18, of Bow. They were each charged with one Class A misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct and are scheduled to appear in the Dover’s circuit court on Dec. 5.
According to the university statement, students were warned prior to the game that any student arrested during a time where there was a crowd gathered would be suspended on an interim basis and be subject to the court and UNH conduct systems.
At Keene State College, police also used pepper spray after students flipped over a vehicle and threw rocks, glass bottles and ice. No one was arrested.
At Plymouth State University, students said small fires were set on campus.