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Police Arrest 35 in City During 6-Man

Twenty-three of the arrests occurred between 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Charges range from public intoxication to resisting arrest.

Thirty-five people were arrested citywide in Manhattan Beach between 8 a.m. Saturday and midnight Sunday. Twenty-three of those arrests were for public intoxication, said Stephanie Martin of the Manhattan Beach Police Department on Monday.

The arrests came during the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament, which began on the beach south of the pier at 9 a.m. Saturday and ended late Sunday afternoon.

Charges for the 35 arrested include driving under the influence, petty theft, grand theft, vandalism, trespass and resisting arrest.

To ensure public safety, the Manhattan Beach City Council in 2010 authorized the use of the city's full police force to crackdown on alcohol use associated with the tournament, which is known for its party atmosphere.

Coinciding with the tournament last year, police made 30 arrests for public intoxication, drunk driving and other alcohol-related offenses, between 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. In past years, before the police crackdown, the department averaged between six and 10 arrests during the same time period. 

Around midnight Saturday, a disturbance at Pancho's restaurant in North Manhattan Beach resulted in the arrest of four people, said Officer Martin. Two agencies, the Regional DUI Task Force and El Segundo police, were called in to assist after the subject was "uncooperative" and his/her friends joined in and interfered with officers.

Police estimate that it will take a couple of weeks to tally the citations for open containers of alcohol and other offenses that were issued during the same time period.

Nick Candy August 02, 2011 at 07:45 PM
Wow too bad there were so many arrests. It's all about watching the awesome volleyball matches. Check out this epic rally during the 6-man final this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVAojLOVMoA
Doug Herich August 04, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Amazing....you tell the truth about corruption and blow the whistle on the corrupt people responsible and they try to silence you. Well Liz, although I am disappointed, I certainly forgive you. There must be tremendous pressure leveled at you right now and for that I am sorry. I will stand up for the little guy always...and expose the bullies, always. Peace to you.
Doug Herich August 06, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Bringing the truth about city government and the people they elected to "serve" them to the people of Manhattan Beach is my objective. Explaining that love is the answer is my goal. The truth makes us free and love makes the world a MUCH better place for us to live. I love all of you and forgive those in city government that spite me and steal from me. I have no axe to grind, only the truth to tell. Liz is a wonderful human being and we all know that...it is my hope that she does the right thing and allows the truth to be told. To that end I bid you all farewell and may the grace of God's love be present in your hearts this 6th day of August, 2011. Lift your souls up to heaven and rise above the hate and the lies to see what really matters in this life. Love is the answer....
Jay Martin January 09, 2012 at 04:56 AM
LOL "public intoxication" the Redondo Beach and surrounding area gestapo thugs our tax money goes to hiring, training and putting on a ritrement with 100% salary and benefits are nothing more than thugs with authority. They always use this "public intoxication" nonsense to arrest whoever they want. A way of "teaching the sheep" a lesson when they have nothing else to hold them for. Public intoxication means you were in the wrong place at the wrong time and probably said/did something that was not a crime, but didn't sit well with the "arresting officer". These tyranical thugs need to be thrown in jail their selves.
Jay Martin January 09, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Yes, let's fill our heads with more sports and entertainment to distract us from our rights being violated. Sooner or later they'll be able to throw people in jail for looking at them funny. . oops I forgot, "public intoxication" will settle that. No sobriety test or anything, just suspect someone of PI and cart them off to jail. I hope every office involved in nonsense like this gets sued and thrown in jail.

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