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State College Police Sends State Patty’s Warning

Another year of Penn State’s unofficial holiday “State Patty’s” comes about and another year happens when the State College Police Department goes out of its way to send a warning about the weekend without acknowledging it by name.

“In past years, the weekend before Spring Break has been a challenge for our community,” the police department sent out in a release about State Patty’s. “Though much better the past several years, the weekend between THON and spring break as resulted in more crime, more criminal arrests, and more alcohol overdoses than a typical winter weekend.”

To try to mitigate crime, destruction, and excessive drinking in advance, police offered a few tips on how to party as well as some stricter-than-usual regulations. The first rule: Don’t invite any guests to your house or apartment this weekend. One way to avoid problems with your party is obviously to just not have one, but if you do decide to have some friends over, police offered the following tips in addition:

  • Prevent guests from yelling or throwing items off your balcony or from your house.
  • Do not permit anyone less than 21 years of age to consume alcohol at your apartment or house. Police warn that anyone who does this can be arrested.
  • Do not serve large quantities of alcohol at your apartment or house.
  • Keep any noise or music at a reasonable level. Police warn that noise violations will be “strictly enforced at all hours of the day and night” and that the minimum fine for a noise violation is $750, plus court charges.
  • Ensure your property is clear of all trash, including red cups, beer cans, and food containers.

Citing changes that it made after 2011, Penn State and State College Police have managed to tame the State Patty’s over the years. As noted in the release, downtown patrolling is ramped up during this weekend. At one point, the university even paid bars to close on the day. As has been the case in the past couple of years, on-campus housing is limiting the number of guests allowed to stay for the weekend. The police department is also working with the different property managers to help snuff out social activities on the day.

You can check out the full release below:


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Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

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