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Police Remind People To Celebrate Responsibly

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - There will be plenty of police in and around the Lansing area tonight as people celebrate New Years Eve and the Rose Bowl.

Police say if you party, it's best to party responsibly. East Lansing police and Michigan State police have already heightened the amount of patrols in the area.

The extra patrols are in response to the criminal behavior near campus, following the Big 10 Championship celebrations in early December.

From that incident 21 people are facing charges. Police are warning Spartan fans to be responsible, do not engage in dangerous behavior during celebrations, especially with large crowds.

"If there are any large crowds that gather, please don't join the crowd, even if your intentions are lawful and celebratory. Your presence there shelters the people who are there for criminal behavior. We'd love to have people in town to celebrate, we just ask that they do it responsibly," said Captain Jeffrey Murphy, East Lansing Police Department.

Police say anyone who starts a fire, destroys property or remains within 300 feet of a fire are subject to arrest. They will also arrest anyone for indecent exposure, MIPs, open alcohol and other illegal behavior.

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