Over 200 arrests made at Nocturnal Wonderland over weekend in Devore

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Sunday, September 4, 2016
An undated image of the Nocturnal Wonderland festival in Devore.
An undated image of the Nocturnal Wonderland festival in Devore.

DEVORE, Calif. (KABC) -- The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department reported more than 200 arrests at Nocturnal Wonderland at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore over the weekend.

The festival had 141 arrests on Saturday for violations including possession of drugs, drug sales, being under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, assault and battery, resisting arrest and one arrest for indecent exposure, SBSD officials said in a press release Sunday.

One reveler was hospitalized that night. Officials said the person sustained trauma to his face from an assault.

On Saturday alone, 25,762 people attended the music festival, which was in its 21st year.

Friday was the first night of the event, where 111 people were arrested for various violations. One attendee was arrested for DUI after crashing into a sheriff's tracking unit. Officials said two people were hospitalized for various medical reasons that were not made clear.

Music festivals have recently turned controversial after several suspected drug-related deaths and hundreds of arrests in the last few years.

Sheriff's officials said checkpoints, security cameras and license plate readers were all in place in an effort to increase safety.