Miami Beach Police Make 414 Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend

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This Memorial Day weekend may have been slightly less headline-grabbing than in years past, but police on Miami Beach were still plenty busy. They made 414 arrests during the five-day weekend that coincides with Urban Beach Week, a number that is slightly up from the 373 recorded last year.

However, most of the arrests were for relatively minor offenses. Only 73 of the arrests were on felony charges, with 29 related to drugs and 27 listed as "other."

Another 341 of the arrests were for misdemeanor chargers; 95 people were cuffed on minor drug charges, 34 for disorderly conduct, and 19 for disorderly intoxication. Just eight DUI arrests were made this year.

The 414 arrests were more than double the number of arrests made over the two weekends of Ultra Music Festival this year, though obviously not all arrests on the beach were related to Urban Beach Week. In fact, of those arrested, 46 were Miami Beach residents, 132 were of other Miami-Dade residents, and 100 were of other Florida resident. Arrests of out-of-state visitors were down this year.

Though arrest numbers were slightly up, the Miami Beach PD views the weekend as a success.

"Our goal was to provide a safe and secure destination to our visitors and the least amount of disruption to our residents," Miami Beach police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told The Miami Herald. "We accomplished that this weekend."

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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

YUP ......278 of the total were LOCALs (from FLORIDA) !

i guess part of the appeal is to potentially be a gangsta and risk arrest but why SPEND so much money in the process ? SO BE is EXPENSIVE

if I was going to start trouble say at a baseball game why would i buy a $1,500 box seat when for the price of a $5 bleacher seat I'M going to get thrown out the SAME DOOR ?

and then to complain the POLICE presence was just too insurmountable ? puh-leeze

and why go some place where the community is going to react NEGATIVELY towards you ?

Takuan Yamato
Takuan Yamato

South Florida could use a bum squad to take all the lowlife street trash back to New York.

Myrantz
Myrantz

After the last 3 years these people should realize the city don't want them there


GanjaGuapo
GanjaGuapo

If you want to consider these stats - you must consider the stats that go back more than a decade.

The loss of property from theft and damage - Fraud, assaults, robbery etc...and the losses from just plain ole vandalism...  The losses from having to steam-clean carpets in the hotel rooms to clean the human feces - Most of us know about what this venue brings to the Beach. It's too bad that 63% suffer the sins of the 33% of scum-baigs from Atlanta to Lantana who show up and Axe-A-Fool Up in here!  Up in here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6YtKdE5F1I

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

fuck miami beach police, who gives a fuck what they say

Je Suis Jammal
Je Suis Jammal

I don't know why a group of people would come some where where they are not welcome... I would never spend my money on Urban Beach Week, especially when you are required to pay for your food, before you are served..Hell naw!

Viv Ian
Viv Ian

Locals leave - Out of towners come to trash & create havoc. How many of those arrests were locals???

Ashlee Rodriguez
Ashlee Rodriguez

The dept is actually just doing there job geez noone should be drinking and driving they are putting everyone including themselves at risk

John Pearson
John Pearson

Great now go away, put something on for the locals.

Jimi Santoli
Jimi Santoli

Right, because the cops force people to misbehave. Smh

Aurelio Cuervo
Aurelio Cuervo

Great business for the court system and lawyers.

Juan Ruiz
Juan Ruiz

I was wrong. I thought maybe 195 but double that's incredible

Edgar Escobar
Edgar Escobar

Hmmm, not sure if that's something to be proud of. But thanks for keeping our streets safe!

Matthew Santoyo
Matthew Santoyo

Memorial Day Weekend is nothing but a field day for Miami PD to arrest as many people as possible

Alex Coello
Alex Coello

Lee Just Lee less people in town, more arrests.

deehurtz
deehurtz

@Viv Ian Why would anyone want to read the article when they can just scroll down and start spouting uninformed opinions in the comments?

markee67
markee67

@Viv Ian If you actually read the article it says 46 were Miami Beach residents and 132 were other Miami-Dade residents, so 178 locals out of 414, 41% total

islandpixie6
islandpixie6

@Ashlee Rodriguez There were only 8 DUI's

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