Sunday, March 19, 2017

5 felony, 15 misdemeanor arrests in Festival area on final day of St. Patrick's celebration

Posted By on Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 10:47 AM

The final day of the official St. Patrick's Day celebration saw by far the most law enforcement activity, as officers made five felony and fifteen misdemeanor arrests in the official “Festival Zone” Saturday Mar. 19.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and Counter Narcotics Team are among the agencies that made arrests.

"Three of the felony arrests were for sale of a controlled substance, one was for possession of a controlled substance, and one was for giving false statements," police report.


"The misdemeanor arrests included carrying a concealed weapon (1), criminal trespass (1), disorderly conduct (4), DUI (1), fleeing to elude (1), possession of marijuana (2), reckless conduct (1), simple battery (1), swimming in the river (2), and urinating in public (1)," police say.

Three misdemeanor arrests were made on Friday, the parade day itself.


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Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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