Huntington Beach spent $30,800 to repair damage caused by a disturbance following the U.S. Open of Surfing but will not have to reimburse neighboring police for their help, city officials said.
The city spent about $17,000 on Huntington Beach police overtime, and $6,100 went toward repairing a city vehicle following the incident, spokeswoman Laurie Frymire said.
Police Chief Ken Small previously said the city didn’t need to pay for assistance from 21 outside police agencies because of a mutual-aid agreement.
On July 28, an unruly group swept through downtown Huntington Beach after the surfing tournament and vandalized a city vehicle, toppled portable toilets, started fights and set fires. A window at the Easyrider bicycle shop was broken and a $500 bike was stolen.