San Francisco fans well-behaved after playoff win

Football fans in San Francisco were exuberant but mostly

well-behaved Saturday after the 49ers’ 36-32 playoff victory over

the New Orleans Saints.

A police spokesman says 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor

charges during and after the game at Candlestick Park, while one

person was arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit


Sgt. Michael Andraychak says most of the misdemeanor arrests

were alcohol-related.

Police beefed up their presence for the sellout crowd of 69,732

by increasing the number of officers they usually have on duty for

a football game by 25 percent.

Plainclothes officers kept an eye out for people trying to sell

counterfeit items, while officers on motorcycles patrolled the

stadium’s parking lot.

The city’s Mission district was busy with drivers honking their

horns and fans celebrating on the sidewalks, but Andraychak says he

was not aware of arrests or any other problems.