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Salmon Arm music festival causes no issues for local police

August 22, 2016 - 3:17 PM

SALMON ARM - Despite one of the busiest weekends of the year, Salmon Arm RCMP are reporting no major incidents during the 24th annual Roots and Blues festival.

During the four day event from Aug. 18 to Aug. 21, police did see an increase of calls, according to a RCMP media release.

"The increased in calls for service was not unexpected given the sheer numbers of people who came in to the area for the event.," Staff Sgt. Scott West says in the release. "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."

West says with extra officers on shift for the busy weekend, they were able to "handle the calls for service."

Police impounded four vehicles and suspended the drivers for various driving offences associated with liquor, high speed and driving prohibitions.

RCMP also helped reunite three children with their parents after they became separated.

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