Westlake Park arrests last night and early this morning

On October 17th, at approximately 11:10 pm, bicycle officers were monitoring the protests at Westlake Park.  Officers observed four people erecting a tent and approximately 70-80 others watching and cheering them on.  The supervisor contacted the four individuals and advised them that camping is not permitted in the park and they should stop putting up the tent.  The individuals continued to erect the tent. 

After the tent was erected, one of the individuals, a 20 year old male, entered the tent.  The individual was taken into custody the tent was taken down.  The suspect was transported to the West Precinct where he was indentified and released.  A report was written and will be forwarded to the City Attorney’s Office.

At approximately 2:30 am, an elderly woman stated that she wanted to be arrested.  She began to erect a structure out of signs and refused to take it down when asked by officers.  The woman again repeated that she wanted to be arrested.  She was very cooperative with the officers.  She was taken into custody and transported to the West Precinct, where she was interviewed and released.  A report was written and forwarded to the City Attorney’s Office.