SAN JOSE (KCBS) — San Jose police are crediting a patrol strategy in East San Jose and downtown for a decline in arrests during Cince de Mayo festivities.
Some rowdy celebrants among the mostly peaceful crowd of about 400 people threw rocks bottles at officers, a San Jose Police Department spokesman said.
Despite the problems, this year there was only 11 arrests compared to 23 in 2012, said spokesman Albert Morales.
“I mean that’s kind of where we want to see the numbers. We want to see them go in the opposite direction,” he said.
There was only one major incident where a transit bus was attacked by a mob of bottle throwing revelers on Santa Clara Street, but the VTA’s Brandi Childress said the damage was only minor.