New Canaan Police respond to fight, break up teen party
Published 4:44 pm, Monday, August 2, 2010
Officers responded to a report of a fight on Park Lane early Tuesday morning, which police said was the result of a house party that got out of hand.
At approximately 1 a.m. on July 27, New Canaan police received an anonymous call about youths fighting on Park Lane. Upon arrival, police found one youth lying in the road with scrapes and blood on his shirt; the youth, however, denied being in a fight, according to police.
Upon further investigation, police learned the youth was at a party at 11 Park Lane. When officers arrived at the residence, they discovered 60 more people. Police also found 30-packs of beer and numerous beer cans scattered throughout the premises.
The resident, Peter Augstsson, 18, told police his parents were out of the country on vacation. Augstsson also told police he had only invited five kids to the house but when more showed up he tried to get them to leave.
According to the police report, the youths at the party claimed it was Darien residents who crashed the party.
The Norwalk Hospital Emergency Room notified police they had treated two youths -- one with a broken nose and the other with a large gash on the back of his head from being hit with a glass bottle -- before releasing them. The parents of the youths declined to press charges and did not wish to pursue the matter further, Sgt. Peter Condos said.
Police charged Augstsson with delivery of alcohol to minors.
He posted $200 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 9. No charges have been filed against Augstsson's parents, but the case is still under investigation, Condos said.