Chief: No trouble at festivities
Not only was the 2019 International Rice Festival a huge success, it was a fairly quiet one, according to Police Chief Jimmy Broussard.
The Crowley Police Department did not arrest anyone for fighting from festival-related events over the past weekend, the chief reported Monday morning.
“Despite getting a few possible fight calls by dispatch, the situations had apparently dissipated by the time the officers arrived and no arrests were made,” he said.
However, there were about four individuals whom were banned from the festival for various reasons, and a few heat-related injures were the only medical issues over the weekend.
Broussard said the mandatory wrist bands designated to identify individuals over 21 were very helpful for officers when regulating underage drinkers.
Broussard also went on to thank his department and the various neighboring agencies that helped keep the festival safe this year. Some of those agencies included the Acadia Parish Sheriff Office, Rayne Police Department, Morse Police Department, Mermentau Police Department and Church Point Police Department.