SAVANNAH, GA (March 18, 2019) – During the two-day St. Patrick’s Day festival, which ran from March 15-16, Savannah Police Department officers made 19 arrests in the festival zone.

Of those arrests, four were felonies. One of the felonies was the result of an officer citing an individual for littering. While writing the citation, he discovered the subject was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Two of those felonies involved possession of a drug with the intent to distribute.

In comparison, last year SPD officers made 29 arrests in the festival zone during the two-day festival.

The Savannah Police Department also towed 64 vehicles, 59 of which were towed from the parade route.

During the festival, the Alcohol Beverage Compliance Unit along with the Georgia Department of Revenue, Alcohol and Tobacco Division conducted checks at 32 businesses. Of those, 16 failed the operation. For five of those businesses, it was their second fail. The managers or licensees were notified of the alcohol sold, if the buyer was underage, if the offender checked for ID, how the alcohol was served, and the actions taken by law enforcement. Those that passed the check will receive letters of congratulations.

The following businesses failed:

Savannah Market, 130 E. Victory Drive – 2nd offense

Jalapenos, 8840 Abercorn St. – 2nd offense

The Warehouse Bar and Grille, 18 E. River St. – 2nd offense

Hyatt on River, 2 W. Bay St. – 2nd offense

River Street Liquor – 425 E. River St. – 2nd offense

Jack’s Package Shop, 3320 Ogeechee Road

Pour Larry’s, 206 W. Julian St.

Savannah Taphouse, 125 E. Broughton St.

Savannah Mart, 1300 E. DeRenne Ave.

BP, 5806 Waters Ave.

Applebee’s, 11120 Abercorn St.

Fiddler’s Crab Shack, 131 W. River St.

Rocks on the River, 102 W. River St.

Barracuda Bob’s, 19 E. River St.

Bernie’s Oyster House, 115 E. River St.

Totally Awesome Bar, 107 Whitaker St.

The following businesses passed:

River House Seafood, 125 W. River St.

Olympia Café, 5 E. River St.

El Rocko, 117 Whitaker St.

Tijuana Flats, 1800 E. Victory Drive

Shivs, 2801 Montgomery St.

Victorian Market, 1004 Abercorn St.

Smart Shop, 1114 Abercorn St.

Lucky Market, 10004 Abercorn St.

Broughton Convenience, 32 E. Broughton St.

Chuck’s Bar, 301 W. River St.

BP, 1 E. DeRenne Ave.

BP, 10401 Abercorn St.

Enmark, 14000 Abercorn St.

My Favorite Bar, 10415 Abercorn St.

Wild Wings Café, 27 Barnard St.

Marathon, 12500 White Bluff Road