San Francisco police today announced a zero-tolerance policy for public drinking and other crime on Halloween night in the city’s Castro District.
The city will have no official Halloween event in the Castro for the third straight year, following complaints of public drunkenness, vandalism and violence. In 2006, nine people were shot during the festivities.
Police today said there will be no official entertainment in the Castro again this year, and no street closures.
Those found drinking in public will be subject to arrest, police said.
The city’s Home for Halloween campaign continues this year. Its Web site, www.homeforhalloween.com, provides listings of several other Halloween events at other venues throughout the city.