Downtown Greenville Preparations For Halloween

Halloween celebrations are set for this weekend and for one city in the east, it's one of the busiest for time for police officers.

The streets of downtown Greenville are quiet now, but that will be a different story this weekend.

Since Halloween falls on a Saturday officers expect to see an even larger crowd of party goers.

In response to the increase, the department say 125 Greenville Officers will be on patrol, with another 100 from the Sheriff's Office, East Carolina University and other law enforcement agencies.

Corporal Kip Gaskins says, they can never tell just how many people may show up, but they plan to cover all their bases.

Greenville police say the bars plan to stay open an extra hour, when the clock rolls back for daylight saving time.


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  • by Earth to dumbasses Location: Greenville on Nov 1, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    EARTH TO DUMB ASSES! You arent supposed to carry you're oh so precious beer around on the streets anywhere you go. LMAO! and it's not supposed to be ONE BIG "party" it's a social event where DUH you guessed it, everyone gets dressed up and drunk BEFORE you go downtown (aka the parties) then have a good time. If you don't know how to do that without prioritizing your oh so precious beer 24/7 then you may have a drinking problem. and yes it is a bunch of immiture college students thats probably why you shouldnt come back bc you're to old to live that lifestyle and you should probably grow up and realize you arent a college student anymore -here is your sign!
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Oct 31, 2009 at 10:40 AM
    Folks, 15-20 years ago, yes, you could go downtown and have a good time, mingle, visit the boutiques, food joints, shop, meet your friends in your favorite pub, walk home, no trouble. Today is different; it just is. Keep this in mind tonight. Don't walk alone, and don't walk in dark parking lots alone.
  • by Gator's 4 Life on Oct 31, 2009 at 07:32 AM
    Downtown Greenville is nothing but the same crap every year....You can't really call it a "party" because you can't have nor drink beer outside. You have to be inside the clubs inorder to drink which will be all packed with no room to hold your beer without getting bumped into aswell as there is no room to dance....so downtown is not really a "party" as you can say. It's more like a gathering which is kinda stupid since all you will be doin is walkin around seein everyone's costumes. Wow, whoopy do lol
  • by WiseOne on Oct 30, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    Halloween in Greenville is nothing but a bunch of drunk immature college kids being dumb.
  • by Ann Location: Greenville on Oct 30, 2009 at 04:01 PM
    Give the po lice a break. It's party time!
  • by to mustang on Oct 30, 2009 at 08:12 AM
    I hope alot of them. There will be some bodies slammed and most will be very deserving of it.
  • by El Loco Location: Greenville, NC on Oct 30, 2009 at 07:14 AM
    Downtown on halloween is so over-rated. It's nothing exciting but the same crap every single year. You can't call it a party cause you can't have beer or any alcohol outside downtown unless your inside the clubs which will be all packed with no room to breathe, drink, dance, etc.... So all it is, is a stupid gathering that you basically walk around in and see everyone's costume. How boring is that....I rather go to a party at a friends house that is more fun than go downtown lol.
  • by cop's wife Location: greenville on Oct 30, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    Please keep all of the Law Enforcement Officers that will be working the downtown Greenville area in your prayers this weekend!! Please pray to keep them safe during the craziness...
  • by Mustang Location: midstate on Oct 30, 2009 at 04:37 AM
    So how many officers are they bringing up from Lenoir County to body slam all of the students having a good time?
  • by Tony Location: GVegas on Oct 29, 2009 at 07:54 PM
    I'm ready for the madness!!!!!
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