Nine people arrested at Rye

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Police arrested nine people following antisocial behaviour in Rye last night.

Police increased patrols due to the unruly behaviour recently in Rye and a number of specialist units attended including Public Order Response Team, Mounted Branch and Dog Squad.

A large number of youths gathered at the foreshore area and officers responded to a number of brawls and drunken behaviour about 11pm.

Under the Control of Weapons Act, Victoria Police declared the foreshore and immediate surrounds a designated area for a weapons search.

More than 30 people were searched for weapons and no arrests were made.

Nine people were arrested in relation to riotous behaviour, possess drugs and possess liquor and drunk in a public place.

Those participating in schoolies are reminded to be mindful and respectful of the community and any antisocial and drunken behaviour will not be tolerated.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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