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At Least 24 Teens at Stony Brook Road Drinking Party

Police took 24 Darien teenagers into custody at a Friday night drinking party on Stony Brook Road.

Darien police said they took into custody 24 teenagers at a drinking party held Friday on Stony Brook Road and held them for their parents to pick them up at police headquarters.

Police say more may have been at the party -- typically police don't take everyone into custody.

Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident, which is still under investigation and which may result in charges:

Police received a call at 8:14 p.m. of a possibly large party seeming to get out of control at a home on the street. When police approached the house, they heard loud music and saw a large number of youths outside.

Close to the house, there was a smell of beer, and cans were strewn about. As officers approached the front door, a large number of teenagers ran around to the back of the house.

Police checked inside the house to see if anyone was passed out. They didn't find anyone in that state, but they did see a large number of beer cans on tables, and some cans were set up to play beer pong and another beer-drinking game.

A total of 31 cans of Natural Light beer were confiscated, along with two open bottles of Dubra Vodka.

The host of the party was a 15-year-old girl whose parents weren't at home. The teenagers taken into custody were mostly born in 1997 (making them mostly 16 years old), with at least a couple aged 17 and a couple 15-year-olds. All are from Darien.

In these situations, the schools are informed by police of youths caught at drinking parties.

Correction: At least 24 teenagers were at the party, according to police, not 23 (the new total includes the host). The second paragraph above has also been added.

Jeck December 11, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Parents in Darien have to realize that this is the norm for kids here. They are not little angels.
MAC December 11, 2013 at 12:03 PM
If this is the "norm," then it's because said parents have NOT made it clear that no drinking will be tolerated by their underage children! That if they do it, there will be serious consequences beyond those from the police.................................................... This teen drinking goes on--potentially ruining many young lives, and setting them on a path to alcoholism--because of LOW expectations by parents! Of course it does not help when parents give the example that the only way to have fun or relax is by indulging in alcohol.
A Sensible and Productive Citizen December 11, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Who let the cops in the house without a warrant? Kids need to learn their rights in order to protect themselves from these kinds of shady police tactics and intimidation... Funny how riled up people get over some kids having a few drinks at a party, but nobody seems to lose any sleep over the plentiful number of DUI's issued to parents and adults throughout the community (at all hours of the day I might add). THESE are the kind of dangers we need to be focused on. Kids are going to find ways to drink anyway, It is up to us as a community to teach them how to do so responsibly...
SIlas December 11, 2013 at 02:44 PM
The kids involved should be suspended from all sports teams. Those are the rules. ENFORCE THE RULES!
Christian Terrones December 12, 2013 at 03:21 PM
come on guys! what kind of beer is "natural light beer"?? if you are going to drink, drink corona or Heineken!!
MAC December 14, 2013 at 12:02 PM
Mr. Editor, WHY are you removing the comments? Is this not a very serious problem, worthy of discussion--possibly enlightening PARENTS, as a warning and helping them prevent tragedies involving their youth?
MAC December 14, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Maybe the parents of the teens involved are so EMBARRASSED over their poor parenting, that they are ganging up to "Flag" all the comments and get them removed? I guess they are just hoping this will blow over, if they can get the Patch articles to be not seen, or ignored.
MAC December 14, 2013 at 09:21 PM
It's the attitude that 'kids drink - always have - always will' that is a big part of the problem, IMO. 1. Parents should NOT give their children the message, through their own life pattern and example, that they *need* to drink alcohol in order to 'have a good time.'....................................... 2. Parents, if they don't want to see their children end up messing up, or LOSING, their lives due to binge drinking, alcoholism or drunk driving, etc., MUST have higher *expectations* and standards for them--and demand *accountability* of them instead of making excuses for them and condoning illegal/stupid behavior.

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