Kent Police Department has a peaceful May 4 weekend

Robert Taylor

It was a quiet weekend for the Kent Police Department with few arrests occurring. Though official numbers were not available at press time, Lt. Jayme Cole said there were about nine arrests Saturday night.

“There were extra officers on staff, but there weren’t any major problems,” Cole said.

Though in past years the May 4 weekend was known for having dozens of arrests, that number has fallen a great deal recently, with last year’s arrests on par with the numbers this year.

Cole said he doesn’t believe there should be a reputation identified with the May 4 weekend.

“Yes, in some prior years there were major arrests, but it’s improper to attach a reputation to any weekend,” Cole said. “The truth is we have a good group of students this year, simple as that.”

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