Cops: 14-year-old hosted booze bash while mom was on phone
Updated 2:12 pm, Tuesday, December 2, 2014
A 14-year-old New Canaan girl was issued a juvenile summons after police said they broke up a large drinking party she hosted at her home while her mother "was on the telephone."
Police received a report about the party just before 9 p.m. Nov. 14 when a neighbor saw several youths walking on Carter Street while carrying alcoholic beverages.
When officers arrived, they saw a number of teens fleeing from the house into the woods and inside the house they found the 14-year-old party hostess, who said there had been between 50 and 60 young people there, according to the report.
The girl told officers that she had invited only a few friends, but others learned about the party on social media and showed up at her house with alcoholic beverages, police said. Officers found eight 30-pack cartons of beer, with about 40 unopened beer bottles, several empty bottles of wine as well as an odor of marijuana, according to the report.
The teen's mother told police she was on the telephone in her bedroom and did not realize her daughter's party had grown so large or that her guests had brought alcohol to the house, the report states.
The high school freshman was issued summonses for permitting minors to possess alcohol and failure to halt possession of alcohol by minors. She was referred to juvenile court in Stamford.