Crime & Justice

Busy Pasadena weekend leads to 5 arrests, 16 hospitalized

The Edge and Bono perform on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
The Edge and Bono perform on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

The city of Pasadena withstood a major weekend of events enough for officials to call it a success.

The Amgen Tour, JPL's annual tour, and two U2 concerts were just a few of the things that drew hundreds of thousands of people to town.

According to authorities, a total of 16 people were transported to the hospital over the weekend for heat or alcohol related illness. Also, five people were also arrested on Saturday in the Rose Bowl area for things like public intoxication and ticket scalping. 

Lisa Derderian, Pasadena's Emergency Management Coordinator, told KPCC that putting it all in perspective, the weekend went well.

"Pasadena prides itself on hosting large-scale events, so we have the experience, but again we never take that for granted or treat it lightly as far as preparation and public safety personnel," she said. 

Another issue at the Rose Bowl – illegal food vending. Authorities say 13 carts were seized on Saturday.

Final arrest numbers are expected in the coming days.