On Saturday, October 22 at 11:46 PM following the Penn State victory over Ohio State, State College Police responded to a large celebratory crowd in the 200 block of East Beaver Ave, where a crowd of approximately 5,000 to 10,000 gathered. Many onlookers were recording video and taking pictures with cell phones and personal cameras.
The crowd, which consisted mostly of college-age men and women, damaged several street lights and street signs and started small fires in the street. It took police approximately two hours to clear the streets. Preliminary damage estimates are now set at $30,000. State College Police are in the process of reviewing photos, video footage and several arrests are pending.
The State College Police are encouraging anyone who took pictures or video of crimes being committed by participants during the gathering to submit the pictures or video to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have information to provide about any specific incidents, you may also submit an anonymous tip on the Borough Police website.