Party with underaged drinkers broken up
Published 9:58 am, Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Two men were arrested and another was issued an infraction on July 30 after a party involving underaged drinkers at 5 Haskell Lane in Darien was broken up by the police.
Daniel Coyle, 18, of 5 Haskell Lane, was charged with permitting minors to possess alcohol, an infraction; and Jeffrey Harris, 24, of Portchester, N.Y., and Tucker Blandford, 22, of 63 Middleridge Road, Stamford, were charged with providing alcohol to minors.
At 9:30 p.m., according to the incident report, someone called police to report that a cooler was outside 5 Haskell Lane and that there were a lot of cars parked on the street in front of the house, concerned that a party with underaged drinkers was taking place.
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When officers arrived at the scene, they noticed that there was loud music, voices coming from behind the home and an empty box of Bud Light beer, said police. They knocked on the front door, but was met with no response. As a result, they went around to the back of the home where they observed a ping pong table set up and a large amount of Bud Light cans and a variety of liquor bottles on the table, according to the report.
The officers reported that there were 20 people at the home, most of whom were younger than 21, the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages.
Coyle told police that he had hosted the party but that he did not provide any of the alcohol, said police, who determined that Blandford and Harris had provided some of the beer and liquor. They both admitted to police that they had brought the alcohol but that it was for their consumption, as well as those who were older than 21, according to the report.
Police reported that Harris and Blandford said they had "lost track" of the alcohol. Harris supplied the 30-pack of Bud Light and Blandford had brought a bottle of Jack Daniels, which he told police was only supposed to be for him, according to the report.
Police also found bottles of vodka and Stella Artois beer.
Harris and Blandford were each released on $200 bond and are scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 9.