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March 15, 2014

OPD to increase patrols Monday

Oneonta police will increase patrols Monday for St. Patrick’s Day.

Lt. Douglas Brenner said patrols will be looking for drunken driving, littering, noise violations and other quality-of-life offenses starting Monday morning.

St. Patrick’s Day has been popular among colleges student for revelry. Locally some activity started early last weekend with “St. Oney’s Day,” a makeshift holiday organized by students two years ago when they recognized that spring break would overlap with St. Patrick’s Day.

Brenner said “typical” weekend activity is anticipated before St. Patrick’s Day.

Brenner said minimum shifts call for two officers on road patrol and one on the desk. Staffing will about double throughout Monday, he said.

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