Watershed by the Numbers, According to the Police
More than 25,000 people rocked out at the Watershed Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre this past weekend.
The three-day country music festival brings folks from far and wide, so it's interesting to see how the crime stats and complaints stack up for a weekend of this size.
The Grant County Sheriff's Department has the numbers and you might be shocked by the results.
Sheriff’s stats for #Watershed2019 from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning:
- 911 Hang-up calls: 2
- Abandoned Vehicle: 1
- Alcohol Offense: 3
- Assault: 10
- Citizen Assist: 2
- Criminal Mischief: 2
- Controlled Substance/Possession: 1
- Disorderly Conduct: 2
- Disturbance: 10
- Indecency: 1
- Lost and Found Property: 5
- Minor in Possession: 2
- Missing Person: 2 (both found safe)
- Obstructing Justice: 2
- Parking Problem: 2
- Public Nuisance: 1
- Suspicious Person/Circumstance: 5
- Traffic Hazard: 1
- Traffic Offense: 7
- Theft: 5
- Trespassing: 10
- Weapons Offense: 1 (one complaint of female with a knife. Unfounded)
These stats do not reflect medical incidents handled by on-site medical crews and these numbers are similar to prior years at Watershed.
The numbers are pretty good considering you have over 25,000 people partying and camping in the same locations over a three-day period. So here's looking forward to next year's Watershed.