The Long Beach Police Department made eight arrests that were related to the festival portion of the Irish Day Parade on Saturday.
Follow Long Beach Patch on Facebook.Lt. Eric Cregeen, an LBPD spokesman, told Patch the arrests were for disorderly conduct and criminal contempt at the festival, which is staged on West Beech Street in the city’s West End.
In addition, the LBPD issued 14 summonses at the festival, including six for both consumption of alcohol in public and use of public sewers required (that is, urinating or defecating in public), and one each for possession of alcohol in public and obstructing pedestrian traffic.
Police on Saturday evening also issued a summons for violation of the city’s Social Host Law at a residence on the 400 block of East Hudson Street. The law refers to any “legal” adult who is “in charge” of a premises where alcohol is served to or consumed by anyone under the age of 21, according to the City of Long Beach website.
St. Brendan’s Festival, the official name of the parade and festival organized by the Ancient Order of Hibernians for the past 24 years on the first Saturday in October, features traditional Irish entertainment and food, respectively.