APD busy with New Year's Eve activities

APD busy with New Year's Eve activities

The Amarillo Police Department was busier than normal for a Tuesday night.

Between multiple car wrecks, nine DUI arrests and eight to 10 calls for shots being fired in the area, APD officers say it was a pretty typical New Year's Eve.

In just a 14 hour time span, officers responded to over 380 phone calls.

Cprl. Jerry Neufeld with the Amarillo Police Department told us the extra officers who worked Tuesday night, help to keep things under control. Especially, when he said things got busy between 1:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

It wasn't just typical crime that police were dealing with.

Neufeld told us about one incident where an intoxicated man bit a police officer.

He also said officers arrested a man for running naked down the street.

Police report making three arrests for possession of marijuana, issuing 17 speeding citations and two seatbelt violations, among others.