Atlantic City police arrested 13 people for a variety of incidents on New Year’s Eve and early New Year’s Day.
The department received 388 calls between 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday – or about one call every 1.8 minutes – police said in a release.
The arrests involved incidents of disorderly conduct, aggravated assault on police, resisting arrest and weapon possession, police said. Most of the people arrested were charged and released pending a court date.
At the Life in Color NYE Bash with Steve Aoki at Bader Field police had several calls for altercations among the more than 6,000 concertgoers, but most declined to sign complaints.
One arrest was made at 2:45 a.m., police said. Michael Gonnella, 19, of Flemington, was accused of fighting with event security and police when he was advised that he had to leave the event, police said. He was released pending a court date.
He was charged and later released on a summons.
Officer Pete Calabrese sustained an injury to his leg after responding to a call about a fight at Tropicana, and was treated and released from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
Another fight at Tropicana resulted in the arrest of Devon Jackson, 18, of Atlantic City, who was charged with handgun possession after an altercation. Jackson got into a fight with an unidentified individual inside a bar, police said.
He was reportedly pushed to the floor and a handgun fell out of his waistband, police said. A security officer quickly secured the handgun and turned it over to police. Jackson was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. He was taken to Atlantic County jail on $100,000 bail.