Officials Monday pondered the fate of the annual Coon Creek Canoe Races after a weekend melee in which 97 people were arrested on charges that included the burning of a police car.
Nine of those arrested remained jailed Monday.Police Sgt. Greg Kloss said 65 people were arrested early Sunday after a crowd of some 2,000 poured into the streets after the bars closed and began throwing garbage cans and debris. At one point a police car was overturned and set on fire.
The partying came following the annual Coon Creek Canoe Races, held some 13 miles from the city.
Kloss said the third straight year of violence was not spontaneous and was not sparked by any particular incident.
"This was a planned event," he said. "They expected to see a fire truck. That's one way of getting it there."