Police officers in Ulster County NY recently arrested 34 teenagers from Wallington New Jersey. The teens were accused of underage drinking at an illegal house party.
The party happened after the annual Wallington High School prom. According to law enforcement officials, the residence was rented and used for an after-prom celebration.
A neighbor reportedly heard loud noises coming from the Saugerties home and dialed 911 in order to file a noise complaint. Police soon showed up at the scene and allegedly discovered a number of people between the ages of 17 and 19. Many of the minors under the age of 18 were allegedly drinking alcoholic beverages.
Cops subsequently searched the home and allegedly found three kegs of beer and 52 bottles of hard alcohol.
Police then arrested 34 teen suspects, all of whom are believed to attend Wallington High School in Bergen County, New Jersey. The juveniles were charged with the juvenile offense of underage drinking.
The young suspects were arrested, charged, and then released to the custody of adult guardians. They will eventually need to appear in Saugerties Town Court to answer the juvenile charges against them.
Additionally, the teenage suspects could face discipline by their high school. The Bergen County school district is reportedly investigating the alleged underage drinking incident.
Police are also trying to locate the adult who allegedly rented the Saugerties NY home to the teens. The adult suspect is reportedly a resident of Wyckoff, NJ.
For additional information, access the NJ.com article, “3 Kegs, 52 Bottles of Booze at Teens’ Post-Prom Alcohol Bash, Report Says.”