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Mobile Bayfest 2012

Bay Fest kicks into gear Friday October 5th through October 7th, and the Mobile Police Department would like to emphasize some safety tips, information, and recommendations for the upcoming event.

  • Attend the event with family or friends.
  • Park in designated areas.
  • Secure important belongings inside of vehicles and out of view.
  • Parents should place an identity card in their child's pocket in the event they become separated from one another. The card should provide the name of the child, address, telephone contact numbers and the name of a relative.
  • In the event that parents and children are separated, the children should be instructed to go to nearest police officer.
  • Adults are encouraged to establish a post-event meeting place for family and friends in case you become separated.
  • Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen or a hat.
  • Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • A city ordinance strictly forbids glass containers in public.
  • No underage drinking is allowed. Uniformed and special undercover police details will arrest violators.
  • If you need police assistance during the event, advise the nearest uniformed officer.
  • Please cooperate with all requests from police officers.
  • Mobile Police will enforce a "no weapons" policy. Persons found in possession of weapons will be arrested. Pistol permits do not allow possession of firearms during Bay Fest.
  • Uniformed and plainclothes officers will be patrolling designated areas of the crowds to identify and arrest persons engaging in criminal activity.
  • Pets are prohibited during Bay Fest, except for special assistance animals.
  • Skateboards and motorized scooters are prohibited.

 

In 2011

In all, 24 misdemeanor arrests were made, involving 17 adult suspects and 7 juveniles, police said in a news release. The arrests broke down as follows:

9 were for minor in possession of alcohol.

2 were for second-degree possession of marijuana

8 were for disorderly conduct