CCSO: 260 arrests made during Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Festival weekend

Published: Mar. 18, 2019 at 8:35 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has released a breakdown of arrests made in Chatham County throughout the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Weekend.

The Sheriff’s Office says between Thursday, March 14 and Sunday, March 17, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office took in 260 arrested individuals into the Chatham County Detention Center. The breakdown of arrests per agency is as follows, according to CCSO:

Arresting AgencyArrests MadeDUI’s
Bloomingdale PD00
Garden City PD91
Pooler PD3112
Port Wentworth PD504
Thunderbolt PD00
Tybee Island PD81
Savannah PD9018
Chatham County PD61
Georgia State Patrol4744
Chatham County Sheriff’s Office190

“This years numbers were a little lower than last year," said Sheriff Wilcher. "I think we did about 325 last year, a normal weekend here at the jail Friday, Saturday and Sunday day and night, we normally do about 115 people, we did a survey from Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and up until midnight sunday we took in 260 people.”

During a news conference Monday morning, city officials said workers and volunteers collected 183-tons of trash after thousands gathered in Savannah over the weekend for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival. The following are a few photos posted by the City of Savannah on its Facebook page just after the parade ended:

City officials say Savannah will be implementing some new rules throughout the parade area and enforcing those next year. One change that was mentioned would be to ban Styrofoam coolers from the parade route.

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