Thirty-three people were arrested, two people were hospitalized and more than 40 stolen cellphones were recovered on the first night of Nocturnal Wonderland 2017 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore, sheriff’s officials say.

This past weekend in San Bernadino marked the 22nd iteration of Nocturnal Wonderland, with about 16,300 attendees satisfied with their experience. About 40 of those attendees may have been even further over the moon, as their stolen cellphones were returned to them after a second theft ring was busted on the grounds. Just like the Coachella incident of the same nature, people used the Find my iPhone app to track and apprehend the individual responsible; he was quickly detained and arrested.

Law enforcement agencies made 35 arrests Saturday on the second and final day of Nocturnal Wonderland at the Glen Helen Regional Park (formally San Manuel Amphitheater) in San Bernardino.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrested 17 people Saturday on suspicion of miscellaneous drug-related counts, trespassing, and domestic violence, a news release said.

Agents from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, working the event with the Sheriff’s Department, made 18 arrests for drug charges.

One person was taken to the hospital for a medical issue, the release said. It didn’t say what kind of medical issue or how serious the person’s condition was. Details about the two people hospitalized Friday also were not available.

Sheriff’s officials were encouraging anyone who believed they may have been a victim of cellphone theft to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Central Station at 655 East 3rd St. in San Bernardino or the Sheriff’s Command Post at the amphitheater.

Nocturnal was overall another successful event as Insomniac has proven countless of times they take the right precautions to keep their headliners safe, happy and dancing all weekend long. When it comes to safety at festivals, Insomniac is number 1 by far.

After two enchanting nights of immersive sights and sounds, the 22nd edition of North America’s longest-running dance music festival, Nocturnal Wonderland, has come to an unforgettable close. The expansive Glen Helen Regional Park transported 45,000 Headliners into an imaginative atmosphere full of four new stage designs, playful costumed characters, whimsical art installations, communal camping activities and unprecedented performances from over 60 international acts like Dillon Francis, Excision, Mija, Snails, Valentino Khan, and many more.

See everyone at Dreamstate, Escape Halloween, and Countdown NYE within the coming weeks.



One Response

  1. colin

    “When it comes to safety at festivals, Insomniac is number 1 by far.”

    -this must be a joke right? or just out of huge corporate money-sucking festivals? Because there are so many smaller fests that take much better care of attendees.


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