Crime low during Penn State football game

Only a handful of violations were reported Saturday on game day.

State College Lt. Mark Argiro said few alcohol-related and ordnance violations were reported that included possession of alcohol of minors, public intoxication and noise complaints.

“Afternoon games typically are not problematic,” Argiro said.

Argiro said because there is less time to consume alcohol and tailgate prior to the game, arrests are limited. He added that a police department initiative called “Preparty Contacts” is also to thank for low game day crime rate.

Argiro said the initiative was started a few years ago for police to limit partying at its source. He said when police notice a party or event rising in volume and attendance, police alert the individuals to “keep it down.”

In most instances, Argiro said, the public is respectful of a police request.