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132 Arrests Made at Dodger Stadium During Home Opener

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Most of the 132 people arrested yesterday at Dodger Stadium were "accused of drinking in public," with many more hauled in "on suspicion of scalping tickets and illegal vending," LAPD Captain William Murphy told LA Now. Tack on over 50 traffic and parking citations, and the crackdown on illegal activity at the famous sporting venue seems to be well underway.It used to be, say some Dodgers fans, that the cops would "look the other way" if they were taking part in tailgating activities in the parking lot, despite the fact that tailgating is forbidden on the stadium grounds, regardless of how much, if any, alcohol is involved.

However, since last year, "the Dodgers made a pointed effort to crack down on drinking in stadium parking lots," and were on the lookout yesterday during the highly-anticipated home opener to put a stop to it.

While it was a 9-5 win for the Dodgers, it was also a win for the LAPD. “Overall, it was a far better day than last year. No major incidents," said Murphy.