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'Rather quiet weekend' at Gorge includes 88 criminal complaints

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GEORGE, Wash. - The Gorge Amphitheater was home once again to the annual Sasquatch music festival. The festival, in its 8th year, saw three days of festivities including approximately 70 different bands, 13 comedy shows and other entertainment.

Beginning on Saturday May 23 and running through Monday evening May 25, deputies report a rather quiet weekend compared to the number of contacts they have experienced during Sasquatch Festivals past.

The venue, with the associated campground, hosted in excess of 70,000 patrons over the weekend making the location the largest city in Grant County over the three-day weekend. Visitors were contacted from across all of North America and as far away as Nova Scotia and Australia.

In all the deputies report 88 criminal contacts/complaints to include:

3 Abandoned Vehicle
1 Animal Abuse/Neglect
1 Animal Problem
2 Alcohol Offense
5 Assault, Simple
1 Child Abuse or Neglect
5 Cont Subst/Posession Marijuana
3 Controlled Substance/Posession
2 Controlled Subst Poss Para
3 Cont Subst/Posess Synthetics
2 Driving While Suspended/Revoke
1 Family Fight
2 Fire
1 Indecent Exposure
1 K-9 Incident
4 Lost and Found Property
1 Medical Problem
12 Minor in Possession
1 Obstructing Justice
2 All Other Reportable Offenses
1 Public Nuisance
1 Resisting/Interfering w/Police
1 Robbery, Knife, Miscellaneous
1 Traffic Acc
1 Traffic Accident, Property Dam
1 Threatening
3 Traffic Offense
1 Theft, Property, From Mtr Veh
2 Theft, Property, Other
19 Trespass of Real Property
1 Unknown
1 Vandalism/Destruct/Damage Prop
1 Warrant
1 Weapons Offense

In all, 10 people were booked in to the Grant County Jail based upon the complaints filed at the Gorge; 4 misdemeanor, 5 felony arrests and one arrest for an outstanding warrant.

The Sheriff's Office would like to recognize the Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit for giving up their holiday weekend and providing nearly 300 man hours of service to the citizens and visitors of Grant County at no expense to the local budget.

From: Grant County Sheriff

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