The Davis Police department released the stats this afternoon but declined to issue an opinion about whether this year’s Picnic Day was better or worse than last year’s violence-marred event. However, they went on to say the “department’s over all sense of things is that there were fewer crimes of violence (reported and not reported) than during Picnic Day 2010.
Davis Police officers teamed with the California Highway Patrol, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department; the Woodland, West Sacramento, and Winters Police Departments; University of California Police Departments; California State University Police Departments; California Department of Fish and Game; and the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control to enforce laws and city ordinances.
The following are preliminary enforcement statistics where 52 physical arrests were made:
• 30 arrests for Public Intoxication [647(f) of the California Penal Code]
• 6 arrests for Public Intoxication where the suspect resisted arrest [647(f) and 148(a) PC]
• 1 arrest for Felony Assault/Resisting Arrest
• 9 arrests for DUI – One of those arrests involved a motorcyclist who crashed into the side of a Unitrans sustaining minor injuries.
• 3 arrests for Fighting [415(a) PC] – Two of those suspects resisted arrest, adding additional charges of 148(a) PC.
• 1 arrest for Cocaine Possession
• 1 arrest for Domestic Violence
• 1 arrest for an outstanding arrest warrant
The following are preliminary enforcement statistics where 198 citations were issued:
• 122 citations for Open Container of Alcohol in a Public Place – 116 of those tickets were issued in the “Safety Enhancement Zone”.
• 35 citations for Minor in Possession of Alcohol
• 17 citations for Urinating in Public
• 4 citations Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle
• 3 citations for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
• 2 citations for Littering.
• 10 citations for violating the City’s Noise Ordinance
• 4 citations for Marijuana Possession
• 1 citation for violating the City’s Public Smoking Ordinance
Officers from the California Highway Patrol issued 61 tickets for various vehicle code violations and impounded 9 vehicles.
The Davis Police department says they are going to conduct further analysis of the day and get input from community members before issuing any kind of statement or conclusions about the safety of UC Davis Picnic days.