There were more calls than usual, but police in Salmon Arm were not singing the blues during one of the busiest weekends of the year.
The annual Roots and Blues Festival brought thousands of people into the Shuswap city from Aug. 18-21, but for the most part everyone was well behaved.
“Police in Salmon Arm did notice and increase in reports, but with the extra police officers on shift they were able to handle the calls for service,” said Staff Sgt. Scott West. “The increase in calls for service was not unexpected given the sheer numbers of people who came in to the area for the event.
“There were no major police calls directly associated to the Roots and Blues event and the staff there appeared to have done a great job at the event once again this year.”
Away from the festival, four vehicles were impounded and associated drivers suspended from driving for offences involving liquor, driving while prohibited and excessive speed.
“Over the weekend police locally were involved with reuniting three children or young people with their parents, which is always a positive experience for all involved,” added West.