November 28, 2012 | LXXII, No. 35

Party busted in Grand Coulee 18 minors charged

A 20-year-old man was cited for possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor and for 17 counts of supplying alcohol to minors, after officers were called on a complaint of noise at a residence on 803 Division Street, Grand Coulee, about 12:30 a.m., Sunday morning.

A person living nearby complained to police of excessive noise coming from a party at the home. When officers arrived, they found evidence of drinking both outside and inside the residence. Police met two teenage boys attempting to leave, and they rushed back into the house yelling, the cops are here.

An officer went to the rear door of the house just in time to see some of the group attempt to leave. They dumped the beer they had in their hands and went back inside.

The officer’s report stated that it appeared there was 25-27 in the house.

Officers questioned 20 individuals, all minors, and ended up filing charges against 18.

Teenagers were scattered about the house and beer containers were found in abundance. One teen became disruptive and was encouraging others to do so and had to be handcuffed.

The party was at the 20-year-old’s house, and he refused to say how he got the alcohol. Two in the group were over 21, and not cited.

The officer had all the teens pour out their drinks. Officers contacted the minors’ parents and guardians.

Then the party was over.

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