Carbondale Police Stepping Up Patrols During “Polar Bear” Event

Carbondale Police Stepping Up Patrols During “Polar Bear” Event

Carbondale – Carbondale Police are reminding those attending the annual “Polar Bear” event this weekend to enjoy themselves safely and responsibly. The event, now in its 15th year, resulted in a total of 139 citations being issued last year ranging from 80 cases of underage drinking and 40 for public intoxication to multiple fights and even two criminal trespassing charges. Carbondale Police will be providing extra patrols this weekend throughout town in an effort to ensure the safety of SIU students and citizens alike.