RENO, Nev. -- Thousands of people from all over the world gathered in northern Nevada to enjoy classic cars and rock-n-roll for Hot August Nights.
The Reno Police Department increased staffing during the event to ensure the safety and security of the community and event participants. Overall the event was a continued success.
Reno Police reports the following statistics for the event. While these arrests took place in Hot August Nights event venues, they may not have involved event participants.
Misdemeanor Citations - 23
Misdemeanor traffic Citations - 38
Total Arrests: 28
Possession of a controlled substance – 3
Burglary - 1
Possession controlled substance, sales - 2
Probation violation - 1
Marijuana use in public -
Trespass - 5
Open container - 3
Obstructing and resisting - 3
Littering - 1
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - 1
Warrant – 6
DUI – 2
The Street Enforcement Team (SET) conducted several proactive street level operations during the week of Hot August Nights. During these operations five arrests were made and five citations were issues for prostitution related charges. These numbers are not included in the total Hot August Nights arrest and citation numbers.
Lt. Robert Larson said despite the hot temperatures and smoke, this year continued the string of successful events by employing a tourism-based policing philosophy and by partnering with Hot August Nights and the community.