SCMPD releases St. Patrick's Day festival arrest numbers

Published: Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 16, 2013 at 8:49 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have released the total number of arrests made during the St. Patrick's Day festival period.

SCMPD reports a total of seventy-nine arrests during the festival period with many of them occurring between 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday.

Police filed forty-six charges between 4 a.m. and midnight Saturday and another 18 Sunday morning.

Forty-six arrests were processed in the command center overseeing the festivities on River Street and the other thirty-five were processed in the center at St. Julian and MLK Jr. Boulevard.

Charges included:

  • Disorderly conduct-33
  • Public urination-17
  • Possession of controlled substance-7
  • Obstruction-6
  • Public intoxication-2
  • Simple assault-2
  • Dog – no shots-1
  • Open container-1
  • Swimming in river-1
  • DUI-1
  • Providing false name-1
  • Underage drinking-1
  • Criminal damage second degree-1
  • Public indecency-1
  • Battery (domestic violence act)-1
  • Carrying a concealed weapon-1
  • Criminal trespass-1
  • Theft of services-1

Seventy charges were misdemeanors, seven were city ordinance violations and two were felonies

Sixty-eight suspects were transported to the Chatham County Detention Center, six were taken to court and three released on subpoena. Those charged included one juvenile.

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