February 12, 2006 - Posted at 12:28 p.m. CST
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) _ St. Charles police say being a hot night
spot for young people is causing the city problems.
In the last six months, more than 100 people have been arrested
on misdemeanor charges ranging from disturbing the peace to
assaulting an officer, many of them on Main Street.
Police Chief Tim Swope says he's sent more officers to the area
to deal with the problem.
With ten bars in the area, at night, North Main Street changes
from a quiet, historical shopping and arts district to a bar
Swope says he's glad the area's thriving, but police have to
make sure that everyone visiting the area feels secure.
Mayor Patti York said she and other city officials would meet
this week to discuss how the city gives out and monitors liquor and