Fayetteville police Tuesday morning released their law enforcement statistics from the 2011 Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally.
According to Sgt. Craig Stout, police made a total of 27 arrests in the Dickson Street during the rally. Stout said 13 of those arrested were local residents and that the majority of charges were for Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct, Driving While Intoxicated and Resisting Arrest.
Besides the arrests, police issued five citations including two for Criminal Trespass and one each for Disorderly Conduct, Reckless Driving and Obscene Materials.
NWAOnline’s Joel Walsh reports that the Obscene Materials citation was issued to Daniel Biede of Phoenix for selling explicit T-shirts at a booth in a private lot behind Jose’s Restaurant.
Biede wasn’t the only vendor selling t-shirts that could be considered obscene (see above photo), but according to Walsh’s report, Biede’s merchandise was much more sexually explicit.
Stout said police received 19 calls regarding motorcycle accidents, with no reported fatalities.
Also, five motorcycles were reported stolen during the event, two of which were recovered.
For some perspective, KNWA is reporting the number of arrests is down from 2010, but the number of accidents is up. According to the report, there were five less arrests this year and eight more accidents.
Fayetteville City Code Chapter 112.02-Obscene Materials
(A) No person shall import, print, publish, exhibit, display, sell or distribute any book, pamphlet, ballad, printed paper, stereopticon slide, moving picture film, or other thing, containing obscene language or any obscene prints, figures, pictures, or descriptions.
(B) No person shall buy, procure, receive, or have in his possession any book, pamphlet, ballad, printed paper, stereopticon slide, moving picture film, or other thing for the purpose of sale, exhibition, loan, or circulation containing obscene language or any obscene prints, figures, pictures, or descriptions. Whenever any police officer arrests any person charged with any offense under the provisions of this subsection, he shall seize one copy of the book, pamphlet, ballad, printed paper, picture, slide, film, or other thing, and take it into his custody as evidence of the offense.
(C) A person commits the offense of distributing obscene materials when he sells, lends, rents,
gives, advertises, publishes, exhibits, or otherwise disseminates to any person any obscene material of any description, knowing the obscene nature thereof, or who offers to do so, or who possesses such material with the intent to do so.
(D) Material is obscene when the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest; the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable law; and the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
Any person violating any of the terms of 112.02 or failing or refusing to comply with the provisions thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount of not less than $50.00, nor more than $200.00, and each separate showing shall be a separate offense.