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Coachella Valley Festival - Arrests


Last updated 4/20/2016 at 10:34am

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is making headlines across the world, but following one tragic death, it's sadly not just the music and the celebrities people are talking about.

Hot on the heels of the criminally inclined, are the Indio police and at the end of the first weekends festivities, it seems they've been kept busy.

Arrest statistics show an increase for the amount of arrests made during the first weekend compared to last year.


16 were arrested for public intoxication

57 were arrested for illegal possession of a controlled substance (49 of those were for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and eight were for felony possession of a controlled substance for sales)

46 arrests were made for alcohol related violations

2 arrests were made for outstanding arrest warrants

5 arrests were made for resisting/obstructing a peace officer

1 arrest was made for trespassing

1 arrest was made for a vehicle code violation

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