Police arrest a dozen during Red Sox World Series celebration

red sox world series boston police game 6
Boston police officers move a crowd of people away from Fenway Park before the end of the World Series.
Credit: Jeremiah Robinson/Metro

For the first time in more than a generation, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series at Fenway Park and fans couldn’t have been more excited. 

However, some revelers became a little too excited and decided that the joyous celebration needed some mayhem.

Officers from the Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and MBTA Transit Police arrested 12 people for various charges related to unruly behavior during the post game celebration Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

That total is better than in 2007 when 37 people were arrested following the last Red Sox World Series win.

Those arrested, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office, include: an 18-year-old Northeastern student from Florida who was charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a can) and assault and battery on a public employee; 22-year-old UMass Dartmouth student from Taunton who was charged with disorderly conduct; a 37-year-old man from New Hampshire who was charged with trespassing, assault, assault and battery on a public employee and resisting arrest; a 22-year-old Waban man who was charged with three counts of assault and battery on a public employee; and a 23-year-old Brighton man who was charged with disorderly conduct.

Most of the cases were dismissed or assigned community service, according to the district attorney’s office.

Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis said at around the end of the game that people were throwing bottles along Ipswich Street.

A crowd being forced down Boylston Street toward the Public Garden were hitting car windows and cheering loudly. Pictures and video on social media showed an overturned car on Boylston Street.

Countless people crowded bars and restaurants in the Kenmore Square area early in the evening. Police said in the top of the fifth inning, at about 9:45 p.m., that bars had reached capacity and, as promised, they dispersed lines and asked people not inside a bar to leave the area.

“Moving folks out of the area will help keep people safe,” Boston police said on its Twitter feed during the game.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Girl, 10, dies after being pulled from water…

A 10-year-old girl died after being pulled from the waters off Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, police said.

News

NY judge throws out lawsuit by Empire State…

A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which longtime investors in the Empire State Building claimed they were shortchanged out of hundreds of millions of dollars…

Local

Mysterious white flags appear over Brooklyn Bridge

Two white flags mysteriously appeared over the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday in place of the American flags that are a traditional fixture.

National

Judge sets January start for murder trial of…

By Elizabeth BarberBOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin…

Arts

Don't miss 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' at the…

Have you been meaning to see "Charles James: Beyond Fashion"? There are only two weeks left to get to the Met and catch this amazing American fashion designer's collection.

Television

Zac Posen talks 'Project Runway' and what it…

We talked to Zac Posen, judge and designer extraordinaire, about the new season of "Project Runway" and what keeps him coming back after three seasons.

Television

'Face Off' contestant David 'DOC' O'Connell sounds off…

David "DOC" O'Connell tells us about getting cast on Season 7 of Syfy's "Face Off," premiering tonight at 9.

Arts

PHOTO: Wildlife photographer Marc Mol captures amazing aerial…

This aerial image was taken by photographer Marc Mol who spotted the animals during an air safari in Zambia.

NFL

David Tyree hiring has gay rights advocates angry

Former Giants Super Bowl hero David Tyree will re-join the franchise as its new director of player development.

NFL

Ben McAdoo's new offense has Giants excited to…

Even Tom Coughlin feels he has a lot to learn about offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s new offense, which makes the veteran coach very excited.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead…

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead pack

NFL

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will…

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will win Super Bowl?

Tech

Learn Braille with these gloves

U.S. scientists have designed high-tech gloves to help users understand Braille in a matter of minutes.

Home

5 New Ikea products that will change your…

We round-up the latest must-have products.

Food

Recipe: Wolfgang Puck's Buttermilk French Toast

We recently spent some time chatting with restauranteur/celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at his Wolfgang Puck American Grille in the Borgata in Atlantic City. Puck wanted…

Style

Go retro with your sneakers

The best of wacky new sneakers.