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Deputies respond to 180 calls during Country Crossings

Jackson County sheriff's deputies responded to 180 calls — most of them alcohol-related — during the four-day Country Crossings Music Festival, the sheriff's office reports.

Twelve arrests were made on the festival grounds, including near the camping and parking areas; other calls and arrests involving people who had attended the festival occurred in other areas of the county, the sheriff's office said in a release.

Crimes included DUII, assault, disorderly conduct, trespassing and outstanding warrants. Some suspects were transported to the Moore Sobering Center. Two suspects from Grants Pass were arrested on charges they'd bought festival tickets fraudulently using an elderly man's money.

Oregon State Police, who sent four patrol troopers from Salem to help during the festival, arrested 13 impaired drivers, 12 people who were wanted on warrants, and three people for suspected drug crimes. How many of those crimes were related to the festival are unknown, the sheriff's office said.

The festival drew close to 20,000 people July 27-30 at The Expo in Central Point.

Keith Urban headlined the final evening of the Country Crossings Music Festival at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point Sunday. [Mail Tribune / Andy Atkinson]