The State College Police Department just released crime statistics from the weekend of State Patty’s Day. Total crime reported to the State College and Penn State police combined decreased by 17 cases compared to 2016.
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LifeLink EMS saw an increase in calls over State Patty’s weekend — from 75 last year to 95 this year, specifically.
It was a sad day in State College for lovers of oddly-colored foods and State Patty’s tradition.
With State Patty’s Day — aka “The Weekend That Must Not Be Named” — coming up, State College Police have begun their yearly crusade to discourage the event.
Because some traditions should never be outgrown.
President Mark Puleo describes the race as a “sober fun way to kick off our fun made up holiday.”
What would you do for a free cookie? After a day of State Patty’s Day festivities, probably almost anything.
State College Police reported an increase in essentially all crime statistics for State Patty’s Day 2016, which were practically double the 2015 numbers.
Centre LifeLink EMS calls over State Patty’s Weekend were the highest since 2013.
State Patty’s Day came and went, but a few unlucky students were left with some hefty fines after hosting a weekend daylong. They started a GoFundMe to help foot the bill, and we want to help spread the message.
While perhaps not a return to its most destructive peak, State Patty’s Day returned to Penn State with a level of raucousness not seen since at least 2012. Crime numbers won’t be out until Tuesday, but it’s safe to say the massive sea of green shirts downtown on Saturday exceeded the pseudo-holiday’s depleted prominence from the past several years.
At least two locals bars have closed their doors to the public early due to rowdy State Patty’s Day patrons. The Phyrst and Cafe 210 West closed at about 7 p.m. Saturday.
Residents of GN and McKinney Properties will be permitted to host limited parties for this weekend’s State Patty’s festivities.
State Patty’s Day isn’t gone for good, but it’s certainly not what it used to be. Much like last year, fraternities and sororities are proceeding with caution for the pseudo-holiday.
Justin Blake, a 22-year-old non-Penn State student from Maryland, was sentenced yesterday to three to six years in prison for a sexual assault that occurred on State Patty’s Day weekend 2014. Blake was sentenced on charges of sexual assault, burglary, home break-in, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and criminal trespassing.
From Friday to Sunday, there was a slight increase in total crime, arrests, DUIs, and underage citations compared to last year’s State Patty’s Day. The total cases, and total calls for service were down 11 and six percent, respectively.
Though final numbers aren’t ready yet, the State College Police Department estimates that the number of calls they fielded this past weekend was comparable to the amount from State Patty’s Day weekend last year.
This State Patty’s Day is slated to be different than the rest, though police will be treating it as they have in years past.
Calder Commons is the second apartment complex to ban parties this weekend in two days, following the Meridian’s decision to do so yesterday.
In case you were looking to indulge in music and movies this State Patty’s day weekend, you may want to wait until next year. State College will host its first THAW Festival on a weekend better known for its debauchery. Unfortunately, the festival will not have much to offer for its inauguration.
In addition to the bars in State College staying open, IFC and Panhel will allow for some social functions this year during State Patty’s weekend.