UNOFFICIALLY About 80 Arrests At BAMAJAM 2012Rickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 17 2012 3:54 PM
COFFEE COUNTY: Based on a review of the court system in Coffee County, Enterprise Division, officers involved in BAMAJAM 2012 docketed some 80 criminal cases.
The cases docketed appear to be Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.
Cases docketed appear to be on Thursday 15 arrests, Friday 30 arrests, Saturday 26 arrests and Sunday 9 arrests.
BAMAJAM 2012 law enforcement center was set up outside the gates of BAMAJAM 2012. Multiple agencies were involved in the operation to make sure all were safe. Coffee County Sheriff Dave Sutton, Enterprise Police Chief T.D Jones, members of both Coffee County Sheriff Department and Enterprise Police were on the grounds patrolling them. Joining the local agents were agents from the Alabama Beverage Control Board, Alabama State Troopers, Emergency Management from both Coffee County and Dothan – Houston County and the Prevost Bus from Alabama Emergency Management. Mounted patrol officers were seen on horses riding the grounds as well as ATV’s.
The helicopter from Coffee County Sheriff Department was flying overhead looking at the traffic patterns and what was going on which could be seen by air.
The parking was handled by a Dothan business. Scott Palmer, owner of STRAIGHTLINE PARKING handled the parking of cars as the entered the grounds and exited the grounds. The first night was hectic because of the rain and persons stopping to pay for parking passes. STRAIGHTLINE PARKING worked quickly to get that issue resolved and the parking went smooth.
STRAIGHTLINE PARKING handles the parking for National Peanut Festival.
Both Friday and Saturday night several asked “how many people do you think are on the grounds”. I would not guess other than to say…a lot.
The show area was full of people. People everywhere.
BAMAJAM 2012 did all they could do to control the alcohol and to keep minors from obtaining alcohol. However with the amount of people on the grounds, the camping areas and entire facility, with 80 or so arrests, I would say they did a good job.
That is a small percentage based on the number of people in attendance.