For many participants, particularly college students, this is a time to enjoy the atmosphere of Aggieville, the surrounding neighborhoods, and the company of friends before the mid-semester break. Unfortunately, in the past, many attendees have perceived Fake Patty’s Day as an opportunity to act irresponsibly without thinking of consequences. The event has been associated with sexual assault, overcrowding, public intoxication, traffic congestion, illegal parking, acts of violence, and trash nuisances. Residents and visitors who wish to enjoy themselves safely and responsibly are most welcome in the community and RCPD wishes them a fun, safe, and enjoyable time in Manhattan. Those who intend to overindulge in alcohol consumption, abandon personal responsibility, and commit crimes should be aware that all state and local laws will be enforced during Fake Patty’s Day.
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Fake Patty's Day FAQ
- When is Fake Patty's Day 2020?
- What's the weather going to be like?
- What Police Departments are involved?
- What police activity was there last year?
- What can I do to reduce the risk of a crime occurring?
- Will there be DUI check points?
- How do I pay my fine?
- Is there a safe ride option?
- How do I contact a Taxi Service?
- What if I am a Designated Driver?
- Is there a list of phone numbers I should know?
- Will Emergency Medical Services be available?
- How do I report a crime?
- How can I find out if my friend has been arrested?
- How long should I wait to pick up my friend from the Riley County Jail?
- Where should I go once a friend has been arrested?
- I'm at RCPD to pick up a friend from jail, what do I do now?
- Who are the area bonding agents?
- Is there press parking available?
- When will 2020 Fake Patty's Day statistics be available?
- What do I do if my neighbor's are causing too much noise?
- How does the Lifeline 911/Immunity for Underage Drinkers work?
The following list of crimes, violations, or offenses are commonly associated with the consumption of alcohol or the Fake Patty's Day celebration specifically. Officers on patrol will be enforcing all state and local laws including but not limited to the following:
- Fake or Fraud Identification
- Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
- Hosting Minors
- Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages
- Open Container
- Liquor License Required
- Transporting an Open Container
- Intoxicated Pedestrian in the Street
- Urinating/Defecating upon Public Places
- Disorderly Conduct
- Mobile Device Use
- Parking Citations
- Possession of Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia
- Public Nudity
- Public Nuisances
- Smoking Indoors
- Resisting Arrest
- Criminal Damage to Property (CDP)
Fake Patty's Day related links:
2016 Media Briefing Schedule Press Release
2015 Fake Patty's Day Summary
2015 Media Briefing Schedule Press Release
2014 Fake Patty's Day Summary
2014 Media Briefing Schedule Press Release
2014 Things to know before Fake Patty's Day
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