GILROY – In an effort to keep a family friendly environment at the 40th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27-29, 2018, California Alcoholic Beverage Control agents teamed with law enforcement officers from local and state agencies to keep an eye on alcohol consumption, particularly among those under 21.
“ABC agents are often called upon by local law enforcement departments to assist with big venues and events that attract a regional crowd,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “ABC agents can assist with any law enforcement needs that might arise during the event.”
Officers and agents arrested 15 people during the three-day event. Arrests were made for public intoxication, outstanding warrants, underage drinking, and furnishing alcohol to someone under 21. In addition, agents and officers found two people in possession of fake IDs and escorted three people out of the park following disorderly conduct.
Law enforcement agencies that assisted the Gilroy Police Department included the:
- Morgan Hill Police Department,
- Campbell Police Department,
- Santa Clara County Probation Department,
- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation– Parole Services,
- California Highway Patrol,
- and the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC).