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Chico Police remind all to be safe this St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday this year calling for more patrols in the Chico area.

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 8:48 AM
Updated: Mar 16, 2018 9:52 AM

St. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday this year calling for more patrols in the Chico area.

The bars are usually packed with people, however, Chico Police don't expect it to be too busy this year as most people will be gone for Spring break.

Even so an extra patrol team will be policing the bars and houses in the south campus area.

Since we've seen several shootings at house parties in the last couple months, Chico Police are warning party throwers to be aware of who is coming into your home.

"It's your responsibility to control your party. It's your responsibility to know whose there. And it's your responsibility to call us if you see something that is not right, something that is suspicious. We want to come out and take care of it before it becomes an issue and someone gets hurt," said Billy Aldridge, Chico Police Commander. 

Last year 23 arrests were made on Friday and Saturday most of them alcohol related.

Check out what CHP had to say about previous years arrests. CHP Warns Drivers about Drinking and Driving 

Although, arrest numbers began dropping dramatically in 2003, when Chico State began scheduling spring break to fall over St. Patrick's Day.

Police will also be looking for drivers under the influence so make sure to leave the car at home and use an uber, lyft or a cab.

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