Spring Splash 2020 goes virtual on social media avoiding past year’s aftermath

The deputy chief of police and his Spring Splash task force in Whitewater, Wisconsin ended the month of May event-free due to Coronavirus.
Citywide tailgate-style block party turns into disorderly conduct, trespassing, urinating in public among 153 reported violations in Whitewater, Wis. compared to “Mifflin Street Block Party” by Deputy Chief Dan Meyer. The event happens at random without permit.

     Ordinance violations found in the 2019 Whitewater Police Blotter Report totaled over 90 pages ranging from throwing a football over the street to felony convictions. One year later, the statewide stay-at-home order forced the event to go virtual on Facebook. Deputy Chief Dan Meyer opened the books during an interview to unveil the 2019 Spring Splash aftermath expressing concerns for his community.

Coronavirus was the only thing that could stop the ongoing Spring Splash trashing of Whitewater, Wisconsin. The random event pops up every Spring. In 2019, the first occurrence started out with a large party throwing beer cans and ending with several traffic stops.

The Whitewater community pays for the aftermath when Spring Splash comes to town. Spring Splashers in 2020 went virtual saving the city from another year of a burnt-out task force who stayed at home instead. The city of Whitewater will now have a surplus going into 2021 due to the COVID-19 quarantine.

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