It was another busy St. Patrick's Day weekend for law enforcement officers around West Virginia University.
The Morgantown Police Department issued more than citations and made dozens of arrests over St. Patrick's Day weekend, according to Chief Ed Preston.
Chief Preston said every available Morgantown PD officer was on duty over the weekend, and that the department worked with WVU groups and law enforcement, fire fighters in a "concerted effort" to enforce laws and regulations on and off campus.
Morgantown Police made 43 arrests for 92 charges, 23 of those for public intoxication, according to Chief Preston. A total of 240 citations for 269 charges were also issued, 134 of them for underage possession/consumption.
The Morgantown Fire Department was also busy, according to Capt. Ken Tennant. Tennant said the firefighters responded to nine malicious fires. Five were set in dumpsters, and four were street fires.
Officials also issued fire code violations for overcrowded parties at six apartments and four fraternity houses. A Walnut Street nightclub was also cited for over crowding.
According to Chief Bob Roberts, of the WVU Police Department, the department had 64 citations and arrests throughout the weekend, the majority of them also alcohol-related. Chief Roberts said the department had extra man power out over the weekend and said that a total of 75 incidents occurred.
Last year, WVU's St. Patrick's Day parties were features in a web video that quickly went viral. That is likely a factor in another website ranking WVU number two in the nation for St. Patrick's Day parties.