Darien police break up two underage drinking parties
Updated 5:02 pm, Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Darien police broke up two underage drinking parties last week that included a theft at one of the homes.
Edward Schildnecht III, 18, of Walmsley Road, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and illegal possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana after police were called to the house shortly after 11 p.m. on July 14.
When police arrived, they saw one teen come outside and then go back into the house and turn off the porch lights. There were about six teens in the kitchen with several empty beer cans and bottles, police said. Officers searched the home for more youths and found a glass jar with marijuana, police said.
Schildnecht said he invited friends over and things got out of control with people he did not know showing up, police said. He said the uninvited guests were the ones who brought the alcohol and marijuana, according to police.
About a dozen boys and girls, all around 17 years old, were released to their parents.
The owner of the home contacted police the next day to report several items had been stolen out of his garage, including a set of golf clubs and bag valued at $400 and a skateboard, valued at $150, police said. He said he was away on vacation when the incident occurred, according to police.
Police broke up another underage drinking party on Sunday after receiving a 911 hang-up call from a Crimmins Road home.
Officers saw juveniles running down the street and across people’s lawns when they arrived about 8:30 p.m., police said. A 16-year-old female resident, who denied providing alcohol to anyone, said she invited a few people over and then other uninvited guests arrived and came inside, police said.
No alcohol was found, but there were many plastic red cups were scattered in the home and a 30-pack of beer was found in the street, police said.
Officers also found two girls, ages 16 and 17, who appeared drunk sitting inside a parked car on the street, police said. Officers then found two fake IDs, a bottle of vodka and marijuana in one of the girl’s purses, police said.
Parents were notified, but no charges were filed.