Police credit strong presence with decrease in July 3 arrests on White Horse Beach

Police made 10 arrests, mostly for underage drinking, during Monday night’s July 3 festivities on White Horse Beach.

Over the past few years, the number of arrests on July 3 has been decreasing, according to Captain John Rogers. He credited the department’s highly visible presence during the entire day for keeping things under control.

The most serious arrest was of an Amherst man, Adam Tucker, who allegedly objected too strongly when his 17-year-old girlfriend was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol. According to Rogers, the 19-year-old man argued with police and allegedly shoved one of them. He was charged with disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

A Stoneham man, 17, was also arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest when two of his friends, both from Newton, were arrested for underage drinking.  All the other arrests were for underage drinking.

Five cars were towed from the area during the day.

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