Reno Police release statistics from 17th annual Santa Pub Crawl

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Downtown Reno was filled with hundreds of Santas, elves, reindeer, and other assorted Christmas characters on Saturday, December 9 for the 17th annual Santa Pub Crawl.

The Reno Police Department estimated that approximately 10,000 people participated in this year's event.

Of the nearly 10,000 that participated 22 people were arrested.

Reno police say that 19 misdemeanor arrests were made for the following violations:

  • Intoxicated pedestrian in a roadway - 3
  • Battery - 1
  • Reckless Driving - 1
  • Open Container - 3
  • Urinating in public - 1
  • Obstructing and resisting - 1
  • DUI - 8
  • Domestic Battery - 1

Three felony arrests were made for the following violations:

  • Possession of a controlled substance - 1
  • Carrying a concealed weapon - 1
  • Possession of a stolen firearm - 1

The Reno Police Department Regional Street Enforcement Team also conducted an underage drinking operations throughout Reno during the crawl. During the operation, four volunteers ages 18 to 20 were used to check 51 businesses in downtown Reno. Of the 51 businesses, five of them failed the compliance check and served alcohol to the underage volunteers. In each instance, the volunteers provided their actual state issued identification if they were asked.

Businesses that failed and served alcohol to underage volunteers:

  • Wild River Grille – 17 S. Virginia Street
  • Wild Garlic Pizza – 170 S. Virginia Street
  • Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery – 135 N. Sierra Street
  • Blind Dog Tavern – 100 N. Arlington Ave.

The Reno Police Department originally included Washoe Public House in its list of businesses that failed a compliance check.

However, in an email sent Tuesday night, the department confirmed Washoe Public House received a passing certificate during the check, saying it was included on the original list in error.

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