Amarillo police report they were busy New Year's Eve

The New Year's Eve was busy for Amarillo Police.


he New Year's Eve celebrations kept Amarillo Police officers busy. According to a release of the holiday patrol activities officers responded to more than 380 calls from the evening hours until the late morning hours of New Year's Day.

Officers dealt with the normal calls of theft, accidents, disorderly conduct and burglaries to several aggravated assault, a shooting and a stabbing, shots fired and an armed robbery, according to the release.

Officers did deal with several calls involving intoxicated persons. Officers also made three arrests for possession of marijuana.

As part of a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation officers made four DUI arrests, apart from five arrests for DUI during normal operating hours, for a total of 9 arrest for the New Year's Eve.

The release also reported that officers issued 17 speeding tickets, two tickets were written for not wearing a seat belt, one for a child not properly restrained and 15 other non-moving violations.