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When an "all-night techno dance party/rave" was scheduled at the Phil Long Event Center this weekend, Colorado Springs police officers took a proactive approach. However, despite the officers' presence, the party still led to 22 arrests.Colorado Springs police said since October 2009, the Phil Long Event Center has hosted four similar events, with no age restrictions.The raves have resulted in more than 35 calls for police and fire, according to officers.Colorado Springs police said on Saturday night, officers from various patrol divisions were staged in the area starting at 7:40 p.m. when the event started.Police estimated the crowd at 600-1000 people throughout the night. The event lasted until 4 a.m.Officers made 19 misdemeanor arrests. Three were liquor violations for event center staff serving underage juveniles, according to police.Three felony arrests were made for the possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA (ecstasy), police said.The police department received several noise complaints from surrounding neighborhoods.Fifty percent of the arrests that were made involved individuals who were not from the Colorado Springs area, according to police.