Crime

152 arrested at 2nd weekend of Coachella Festival

INDIO, Calif. - The Indio Police Department released crime statistics from the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

152 people were arrested:

  • 25 arrested for public intoxication
  • 7 arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance
  • 76 arrested for illegal possession of a controlled substance (71 of those were misdemeanor offenses; 5 were felony possession for sales)
  • 37 arrested for alcohol-related violations (33 were minors with fake IDs, 4 were for providing alochol to a minor)
  • 6 arrested for cell phone theft/pickpockets
  • 1 arrested for making criminal threats with a firearm (Outside the venue on a city street. Victim was a security guard positioned at a neighborhood, suspect was an Indio resident)
  • 298 traffic-related citations were issued for various driving violations (98 citations were for unlawful use of a handicap placard)

Read: Eighty four people were cited for fake handicap placards during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

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