Police make 42 arrests during ‘Orange Crush’ event
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April 15, 2013 08:25 AM | 631 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Police in the Georgia coastal community of Tybee Island say they made 42 arrests during the “Orange Crush” gathering over the weekend.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the annual unofficial event organized via social media drew thousands of young people to the beach Saturday.

Tybee Island Police Chief Bob Bryson says the crowd was larger than last year’s, with 13,000 cars entering the island Saturday.

Police responded to 157 calls for service.

Bryson said there were several arrests for public indecency, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Fourteen people were arrested by Tybee police for drug possession, five on felony charges. Police seized five guns, one of which was taken from a juvenile.

Bryson said a lot of the behavior was in violation of public indecency laws.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News.

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