321 arrested during Urban Beach Weekend

Arrests down compared to 2011


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Urban Beach Weekend came to a close on Monday as Miami Beach police release arrest numbers from the weekend.

Miami Beach police said, as of Monday evening, there were 321 arrests for mostly minor violations.

Police credited the lower number of arrests with restricting roadways, running license plates tags on cars entering the beach, and instituting random DUI checks.

"It's a great thing when the plan comes together like that," said Police Chief Ray Martinez

Last week, police were criticized for a reported arrest quota, which Martinez denied.

Residents and tourists said the event seemed more under control compared to last year.