Police to be in full force, with special court session Sunday

Kiera Manion-Fischer

The Kent City Police Department will increase its downtown presence this Halloween, as it has in past years.

Lt. Jayme Cole said all of the department’s 42 officers will be patrolling downtown, along with the Portage County Metro SWAT team and several state liquor control agents.

On a typical Saturday night about seven to 12 officers of the department patrol downtown, Cole said.

Usually during Kent’s unofficial Halloween celebration about 30 people are arrested for either underage drinking, disorderly conduct or assault, he said.

A special session of Judge John Plough’s municipal court in Kent will be held at 1:30 p.m. this Sunday to process arraignments from Halloween arrests in Kent.

– Kiera Manion-Fischer