SCMPD releases St. Patrick's Day festival arrest numbers
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.
- Disorderly conduct-33
- Public urination-17
- Possession of controlled substance-7
- Public intoxication-2
- Simple assault-2
- Dog – no shots-1
- Open container-1
- Swimming in river-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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