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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Police in the Georgia coastal community of Tybee Island say they made 42 arrests during the "Orange Crush" gathering over the weekend.

Click on the photo gallery above to view cleanup efforts following 'Orange Crush'/

The Savannah Morning News reports that the annual unofficial event organized via social media drew thousands of young people to the beach Saturday.

Tybee Island Police Chief Bob Bryson says the crowd was larger than last year's, with 13,000 cars entering the island Saturday.

Police responded to 157 calls for service.

Bryson said there were several arrests for public indecency, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Fourteen people were arrested by Tybee police for drug possession, five on felony charges. Police seized five guns, 1 of which was taken from a juvenile.

Bryson said a lot of the behavior was in violation of public indecency laws.

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Tybee Island Police are in the middle of processing evidence and paperwork for arrests made during Orange Crush.

Sgt. Charles Powers said at least 35 were arrested Saturday in connection with the event.

"Charges vary from drug possession, DUIs, guns, disorderly conduct, fighting, obstructing, you name it is probably here," said Sgt. Powers.

Sgt. Powers said there were no shots fired on the beach but police are investigating gun shots on 6th street.  There were no reports of anyone getting hurt from those bullets.

Sgt. Powers said Orange Crush also caused a nightmare on the roads. There were at least a dozen accidents with some injuries but nothing life threatening.

The Tybee Island Police Chief said around 100 law enforcement individuals helped patrol Orange Crush.

 

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