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Police break up underage drinking party

Published 2:25 pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Timothy Brickman, 20, of 50 Wee Burn Lane, Darien, was arrested July 19 on a charge of providing alcohol to minors, according to police.

Police were made aware of an underage drinking party after a taxi driver reported that a rider he picked up at 50 Wee Burn Lane failed to pay her tab when he dropped her off on Colony Road, police said.

When police arrived at the residence, there were several cars in the driveway, one of which was occupied by a man who said he was picking up his 20-year-old friend, according to police.

No lights were on in the house, police said, and when officers repeatedly rang the doorbell, no one answered. Officers observed empty beer cans in the house, on the back patio and on the driveway, police said.

Police gained entry through an unlocked back patio door and were met by a teenager at the top of a staircase, the report stated. Officers asked him to get the resident of the home, according to the report.

Brickman, who police said appeared intoxicated, told officers he had invited eight friends over for a party and that they were only there for a short period of time, the report stated. Brickman told police he didn't know who brought the beer to the house, according to the report.

In a search of the house beer cans were found on ledges, dressers, tables, counters and stairs, according to the report. An officer also located empty vodka and rum bottles, three empty 30-pack beer cases and one half-full 30-pack of beer, police said.

Officers found three people in a laundry closet and two in bedroom closets, according to police.

The youngest person police found was 17 years old, police said.

Brickman was released on a promise to appear in court July 29.