Rochester, N.Y. – Police worked to disperse rowdy crowds following the close of the Puerto Rican Festival Sunday night.
Dozens of police officers gathered in the area of Clinton Avenue and Upper Falls Boulevard to prepare. Some officers wore SWAT gear. The mounted patrol unit was also deployed.
Sixteen arrests were made overall. According to Rochester police, that's down significantly from the 28 arrests made after the 2011 Puerto Rican Festival ended.
One of our photographers says a 13WHAM News vehicle had one of its windows smashed in by people throwing rocks.
There were reports of cars driving on sidewalks and people blocking traffic.
The Puerto Rican Festival organizers will be holding a press conference Monday at 10:00 a.m.