Police Break Up Underage Drinking Party, Woman Charged
Officers found more than 60 juveniles at the party. A 50-year-old woman faces a fine in connection to the bash. Here's what else happened.
A 50-year-old woman faces a fine of up to $500, four juveniles were cited with underage drinking and scores of teens got in trouble after officers broke up a Nov. 2 party in St. Charles.
Lisa J. Lorenzini, 50, of the 200 block of Persimmon Drive, was cited with social hosting, a local ordinance punishable by a fine of at least $250 and as much as $500, St. Charles police said. Four St. Charles teens, ages 15, 16, 17 and 17, were charged with possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor, police said.
According to St. Charles police, officers were called to Persimmon and Hunt Club drives on a report of an underage drinking party.
The department’s press release describes officers arriving at about 9:15 p.m. to a scene that was chaotic.
The first two officers found “numerous cars and juveniles” moving around the block, and then they found the party. As they approached the home, “a large number of juveniles fled through the back door. Other juveniles were seen climbing out of windows.”
More officers arrived and police were able to contain 71 people, including 65 juveniles, inside the residence. Police said the juveniles ranged in age from 14 to 18.
St. Charles police said the parents of the 65 juveniles then were contacted and were asked to come to the home. The youths were released into the custody of their parents or a guardian. Four of the youths were intoxicated, so police cited them with underage drinking.
Police also said they found a large number of beer cans at the scene.
According to St. Charles police, all the reports on the incident were completed and reviewed on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, when the decision was made to cite Lorenzini with social hosting.
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