As students moved into residence halls and off-campus housing at the this past weekend, Mansfield Resident State Troopers and UConn Police teamed up to keep students safe.
While some back to school gatherings saw large crowds, particularly at , there were "no serious incidents," Sgt. Richard Cournoyer, of the Mansfield Resident State Trooper's Office, said Monday at a town council meeting.
"They [the students] did their thing, but they did it reasonably," he said. "Most kids were well behaved and seemed to be having a lot of fun," Cournoyer wrote in an e-mail to Mansfield-Storrs Patch. "Only a very small percentage of students [were] behaving poorly," he said.
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Between 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 3 a.m. on Aug. 26, Mansfield Resident State Troopers issued 36 tickets, made four criminal arrests, charged three individuals with driving under the influence, cited nine town ordinance offenders and responded to 140 calls for service.
The calls for service, Cournoyer said, while too high for his liking, are down from last year during the same time period.
"You are to be commended as is [UConn] Chief ," Mansfield Mayor Elizabeth Paterson said Monday. "We've been striving a long time to get to this point," she said.
Police and town officials will continue to communicate with students in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for the community at large. in order to keep the conversation going.