SAN JOSE -- In what was an extremely reserved Mardi Gras celebration downtown, police arrested just one person between 8 and 11 p.m.
Police increased their presence in downtown San Jose during that three-hour window and then returned to normal staffing, according to Sgt. Heather Randol, a police spokeswoman.
After 11, patrol units handled all calls for service. Police did not immediately any totals for arrests that may have occurred after 11 p.m..
The number of arrests associated with Mardi Gras festivities in downtown San Jose have been trending down over the past few years. Last year police arrested 14 people; in 2012, there were 26 arrests.
Mardi Gras in downtown has been mostly tame for the past several years following a string of out-of-hand celebrations which began in 2001 and included crowds exceeding 10,000 and saw incidents of vandalism and stabbings.