A total of 107 people were arrested and 19 persons were transported to hospitals during the HARD Summer Music Festival in Devore on the weekend of Aug. 5 and 6, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
On the second day of the event at Glen Helen Amphitheater, there were 67 arrests and 13 medical transports. Of the 13 who were hospitalized, four were in stable condition as of Aug. 7 and nine were released. They had been hospitalized for drug use, alcohol, heat, and dehydration, said Jodi Miller, public information officer of the Sheriff’s Department.
The festival drew a total of about 77,500 people over the two days, according to Lt. Doug Wolfe of the Sheriff’s Department. This attendance total represented a dramatic decrease from the 146,000 who were at HARD Summer when it was held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana in 2016.
On Aug. 6, Sheriff’s Department made 28 arrests for various charges, including public intoxication, outstanding warrants, and possession and sales of narcotics, Wolfe said. In addition, 39 arrests were made by California Alcohol Beverage Control for drug and alcohol charges. Those arrested were booked into West Valley Detention Center or cite released. On Aug. 5, 40 people were arrested and six people were transported to hospitals.