The Bahamian court was closed Monday due to the Junkanoo celebrations, which feature a festive street parade with performers dressed in elaborate crepe paper costumes and ringing cowbells, banging drums and blaring horns.
Wittels, 20, holds the second-longest hitting streak in NCAA history, and was expected to make a run at breaking that record when the baseball season begins in February.
In a telephone interview Monday, Wittels' father, Bay Harbor Islands orthopedist Michael Wittels, confirmed that Garrett had been arrested in the Bahamas. He told The Miami Herald that when all the facts come out, his son would be vindicated.
"Anyone can accuse anyone of anything at any time," Michael Wittels said. "He's not doing well, obviously. He's blown away. He's devastated that someone would accuse him of this."
Garrett Wittels met his friends in the Bahamas on Dec. 18. All five attended high school in Northeast Miami-Dade -- either Michael Krop High or Miami Country Day School.
A source close to the investigation said that blood samples for DNA testing were taken from all five men.
The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said surveillance cameras in public areas of the hotel captured interaction between the suspects and alleged victims.
According to the source, the videos show the girls sitting at a bar in the Atlantis Hotel and Resort, drinking, and kissing one another, before gesturing to the suspects to join them.
"They drank too much. They went to the guys' room. The girls were together. The girls are saying they can't remember anything
," the source said.
One of the girls threw up on herself, and was given a T-shirt to wear by one of the young men, the source said.