Off-road party thwarted by Avondale Police results in 8 arrests, 1 DUI
PHOENIX — A police bust resulted in eight arrests for trespassing and one DUI, halting a scheduled “off road” party in Agua Fria and Salt River bottom areas near Avondale.
According to a release by the Avondale Police Department, authorities were tipped off to the event ahead of time.
The Avondale Police, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Phoenix Police Department all worked to proactively stop off-road vehicles from gaining access to the area.
“Historically, these types of events have not only resulted in large groups of people trespassing into restricted areas and into private property, but also has resulted in littering, noise disturbances, shots fired and general safety concerns for nearby residents,” Avondale Police assistant chief Memo Espinoza said.
Avondale Police said they will continue to monitor the area to prevent ATV and quad accidents that have resulted in serious injuries in the past.
The release said that trespassing could result in a Class 2 misdemeanor, severe fines and possibly jail time.