Weekend 1 of Coachella 2022 is within the books — and after a 2-year hiatus, it appears people have been itching to land in some bother with the regulation … seems, arrests have been up!
The Indio Police Dept. simply launched onerous numbers describing the alleged scoundrels they encountered Fri-Solar — the primary time Coachella had occurred since 2019 — and would not you recognize it … they slapped handcuffs on fairly just a few extra folks than the final time round.
There have been a complete of 112 arrests this 12 months — up 13% from the 99 arrests they made throughout Weekend 1 in 2019 — they usually issued a helluva lot extra citations in 2022 as effectively … 72 of them, actually, which is 41% greater than what they handed out in 2019 for a similar window.
In case you’re questioning how precisely that information breaks down — effectively, IPD has that data for you too … there have been 85 drug/alcohol/intoxication busts this 12 months, 15 false ID arrests, 3 situations of oldsters allegedly possessing medication on the market and 9 property crimes for which they hauled somebody in.
On the quotation entrance … 54 slips have been written for folks cops say used bogus handicap placards, and 18 that have been drawn up for attendees really parking in handicap spots.
Now, the upside … Indio Police say visitors congestion was saved in test — because of a workforce effort from neighboring regulation enforcement companies and companions — and there have been no main concert-related incidents.
So, all in all … a fairly profitable first weekend within the desert, minus all these different arrests they’re mentioning. Whereas they don’t seem to be perfect, it would not seem to be there have been any loopy assaults or crimes of the like … appears as if folks have been largely getting trashed on their very own accord.