Editor's note: This story is from 2015.
A group of young people jumping on cars and throwing rocks marred the end of the mostly peaceful St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The group was “wreaking havoc” in the area of 38th Street and Central Avenue, according to police radio traffic Tuesday.
Police on horseback helped disperse the group. Officers handcuffed at least three teens but reported no major damage.
“Just kids being kids,” said Sgt. Kari Thompson of the Kansas City police, who said the issues began at the McDonald’s near the intersection of Broadway and West 38th Street. “We did have to detain a few, but we didn’t have any major occurrences during or after the parade.”
In a separate incident, a vehicle struck a pedestrian near 38th and Washington streets shortly after the parade ended, police said. The extent of injuries was not immediately known.
During the parade, police reported a few fights and two people injured in falls.