Police: Dillo Day citations down due to weather, cancelation

Tori Latham, City Editor

Police handed out 19 citations on Dillo Day, a number lower than in previous years, officials said.

No one was arrested for the second year in a row, police said.

Evanston and University police gave out tickets for offenses including public urination, possession of open alcohol in public, possession of cannabis, and underage consumption of alcohol. At least seven Northwestern students received citations and two non-NU students were cited for having fake identification, UP Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said.

Both McAleer and Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said the bad weather Saturday and the cancelation of Dillo Day resulted in the lowered number of citations.

“It was definitely quieter and there was less activity,” Dugan said. “Things might have started earlier this year, but they also winded down earlier.”

Police issued 26 citations during last year’s Dillo Day.

Evanston police received 52 calls from the off-campus area between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dugan said, but he was unsure if they were all related to Dillo Day activities.

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