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Lexington police issue warning ahead of NCAA championship game

Lexington public safety and University of Kentucky representatives issued a warning on Monday afternoon to people planning to celebrate the NCAA championship game. They say criminal behavior and out of control celebrations will not be tolerated.

Chief Ronnie Bastin says most of the fans along South Limestone and at Woodland and Euclid avenues were peaceful and law abiding.

"The most difficult challenges came from those in the State Street area," Bastin said. "The behavior of many of those people ... was dangerous, criminal and unacceptable. This behavior cannot be tolerated and will not be tolerated."

Mayor Jim Gray is asking people to respect the city and the neighborhoods surrounding campus.

"We want everyone, including the neighbors who live near campus, to have a great time tonight. Be safe and follow the law", Gray said.

On Saturday, more than 30 people were arrested in neighborhoods near UK. They're accused of arson, alcohol intoxication, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Police expect to make more arrests after investigators review photographs and videos from the scene.

"We are going to look at as many videos and photos we can get our hands on, we will find the people responsible and we will make arrests", said Kelli Edwards, NCAA Police Incident Commander.

Arrests are not the only punishment University of Kentucky students who take part in arson and other criminal behaviors could face.

Dean of Students Victor Hazard wants to remind students of the school's zero tolerance policy.

"The University expects its students to celebrate athletic victories in a controlled, safe and respectful manner. Some of the behavior this weekend did not meet the University's or community's standards," Hazard said. "Students are reminded that inappropriate action can impact their academic career for years to come. Students found to be in violation of local, state, and federal law could also be charged with violations of the Code of Student Conduct. The Dean of Students Office will be working in concert with city and UK Police to manage and address inappropriate behavior."

Below is a list of people arrested by the Lexington Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office on Saturday night for game-related incidents.

Travis W. DePaul
· Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree

Nicholas Logan Clements
· Alcohol Intoxication
· Disorderly Conduct

Austin James Edwards
· Alcohol Intoxication

Brian Harry Elvir
· Alcohol Intoxication

Marion R. Foster
· Alcohol Intoxication

Christopher Robert Glecos
· Disorderly Conduct
· Alcohol Intoxication
· Resisting Arrest

Jared Hopewell
· Alcohol Intoxication

Omar Mandeel
· Alcohol Intoxication
· Disorderly Conduct

Tristan Bradley McAllister
· Alcohol Intoxication

Jason C. Meenach
· Alcohol Intoxication

Ryan Scott Okeefe
· Alcohol Intoxication

Justin Jeremy Schultz
· Disorderly Conduct

Benjamin W. Shirey
· Disorderly Conduct

Andrew Arlinghaus
· Disorderly Conduct

Zavion Brinner
· Disorderly Conduct

William Andrew Chamberlain
· Alcohol Intoxication

Dustin Lee Chowning
· Disorderly Conduct
· Assault 3rd
· Terroristic Threatening
· Resisting Arrest

Eric Neal Cornett
· Alcohol Intoxication

Brandon Demarcus Dixon
· Disorderly Conduct

Emilio Ray Gonzalez
· Alcohol Intoxication

Richard Evan Harlow
· Alcohol Intoxication
· Disorderly Conduct
· Criminal Mischief 3rd
· Fleeing and Evading
· Resisting Arrest


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