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20 YOUTHS ARRESTED FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING IN CLARENCE


October 19, 2013- Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of twenty – one persons at an underage drinking party last night after neighbors called police when the party turned violent.
Multiple Deputies from the Patrol Division responded to the complaint of a large drinking party that was supposedly getting out of hand. It was reported that someone had thrown a rock through the window of a vehicle breaking out the glass. Upon arrival, the Deputies found large amounts of alcoholic beverages in a garage with intoxicated youths. Some of them had left out the back door, while many went into the house and refused to unlock the door to let police in. The Deputies observed multiple fights between the youths occurring inside the house.

Deputies entered the home and arrested all the partygoers. Each was charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol and released on an appearance ticket for Clarence Town Court. One subject was charged with Disorderly Conduct, another was charged with Harassment for punching another partygoer in the face. One subject was additionally charged with Attempted Assault after he slammed a door on a Deputy causing another window to break. That offender was transported to the Holding Center to await arraignment on his charges. No names will be released due to their ages.
In order to help prevent drunk driving tragedies, all of the offenders’ vehicles that were parked in a private lot across the street were towed away from the scene at the property owner’s request, and parents were called to pick up the youths for rides home.

All evidence and the extensive damage to the house caused by the partygoers was photographed by a Sheriff’s Crime Scene Photographer.
Citizens are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Underage Drinking Tip Line at 851-1932 to report these types of dangerous, illegal activities.