STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — Following the University of Connecticut’s championship win Monday night, 15 people were arrested and charged with various crimes, and 16 people were hospitalized, according to school officials.

Those charges include three charges of disorderly conduct, four counts of interfering with police, six counts of breach of peace, six counts of criminal mischief, one count of trespassing, one count of reckless burning, 69 counts of forgery for a man who was found with fake IDs, one count of driving under the influence, two counts for rioting and one count of reckless endangerment, according to information from police.

All of the charges are misdemeanors.

About 30 lamp posts were taken down or destroyed, according to the university — totaling an estimated $250,000 in damage. That does not include the cost to repair windows and doors.

About 10,000 people watched the game from the Gampel Pavilion. Police were across the Storrs campus, keeping an eye on the crowds and then interfering once chaos broke out.

Stephanie Reitz, a spokesperson for the university, said that while the vast majority of those celebrating the victory last night on the Storrs campus did so safely and responsibly, “a small number chose to risk their safety and that of others by vandalizing or destroying property after the game.”

The vandalism primarily consisted of broken light poles in the center of campus, broken glass in windows and a Student Union door, a car turned over on its side, and fires set in trash dumpsters and wooden benches, Reitz said.

Reitz said those who were arrested were mostly students. The 16 who were transported to area hospitals were taken there for various injuries, though none of them are considered to be significant.

UConn police will investigate the vandalism and potential criminal offenses that occurred following the game. Reitz said those responsible will face arrest, and if students, they could face sanctions up to and including expulsion.

“A lot of damage that was done, I didn’t even know was possible,” said Zuhayr Huseni, a sophomore.

See video captured of some of the damage below:

By about midnight, fans had smashed out windows on buildings, tipped over a van and had taken down lampposts.

“The students went to the roof and through the ledge and they were trying to break the windows but a security guard went all the way up and stopped them,” said Zaki Norri, a sophomore.

UConn fans pushed a lamp post through a van on April 4, 2023, following a victory over San Diego State University.

Students had also stolen signs, and climbed on buildings and trees.

People could be seen being taken into police custody at about 12:30 a.m.

On Hillside Road, at least half a dozen street lights were torn to the ground. A fire had also been started in the middle of the street.

Prior to the game, the university and the university’s safety department issued a message on social media reminding students that celebrations should stay safe, responsible and respectful. One decision, the university wrote, shouldn’t impact their time at UConn.

During the last championship title in 2014, the festivities turned unsafe, with cars overturned, windows broken and lampposts dismantled.

Leaders across the state joined in the celebrations virtually, with Gov. Ned Lamont tweeting out “So proud of this team.”

And, as Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin wrote, “Refused to talk about this all day…but time to start planning a parade.”

The Empire State Building was lit blue and white in the university’s honor.