Sunday, March 20, 2016

39 arrested in Festival Zone over course of three-day St. Patrick's celebration

Posted By on Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Twenty-two arrests were processed through Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s mobile command posts on March 19, the third and final day of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival.

In total, there were nine disorderly conduct charges, one reckless conduct charge, one for public urination, one for DUI, one fleeing to elude charge and one charge of swimming in the Savannah River. There also were three individuals charged with affray, five charged with obstruction, five possession of marijuana charges and three possession of a controlled substance charges. One minor is charged with possession of a firearm and one adult faced the same charge. One person is charged with battery, one for driving with no license, one possession of false ID charge, one for public drunkenness, one for selling alcohol without a license, one for theft by taking and one underage drinking charge.

Of the 39 arrests since day-one of the festival, two were of juveniles, seven were felonies and there were 28 misdemeanors.

Seven arrests were processed on March 18, the second day of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival. In total, there were three disorderly conduct charges, one reckless conduct charge, one for public urination and one fleeing to elude charge. There also were two individuals charged with affray, two charged with obstruction, three possession of marijuana charges and two possession of a controlled substance charges. One minor is charged with possession of a firearm and one adult faced the same charge.

Ten arrests were processed on March 17, the first day of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival. There was one disorderly conduct charge, one for public urination and one fleeing to elude charge. There also were two individuals charged with affray, two charged with obstruction and two drug possession charges.

These statistics represent arrests made within the boundaries of the St. Patrick’s Festival Control Zone, then subsequently processed through one of two mobile command centers, located on West St. Julian Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard or River Street at the Drayton Street Ramp.
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