06820 postcard game pong 03-08-17

Almost 30 Teens at Party with Drinking on Red Barn Road

Download PDF

Darien police broke up a teenager party with drinking at a house on on Red Barn Road on Saturday, Nov. 23 and had parents pick up almost 30 teens after police received a complaint about a loud party. The police announcement doesn’t mention charges being filed against anyone; police have a diversion program involving hearings and responsive measures that avoids formal charges and court appearances. Here’s what happened, according to police:

Officers responded to an anonymous complaint they received at 10:17 p.m. about a possible party involving alcohol and teenagers. When officers arrived, they heard very loud music and saw people in the house speaking loudly.

John Wellenius mug shot

Police: At Home When Teens Reportedly Drinking, Parents Don’t Answer Police Knocks, Intoxicated Father Arrested

Download PDF

Police officers responding to a report of teenage drinking didn’t find any of that among the teens present, but the father — who didn’t answer the bedroom door until police had knocked on it for more than five minutes — appeared intoxicated, groggy and confused, police said. Police charged him with four counts of risk of injury to a child. Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Police said they received a report of teenagers drinking at 11:58 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at a house near the northern end of Hollow Tree Ridge Road. When officers arrived there, they were met by a 15-year-old girl who said she had invited a group of friends over (the announcement didn’t say how many were at the party).

06820 campaign image 09-29-17

Police Break Up Teenage Party With Alcohol on Contentment Island Road

Download PDF

A complaint about parking led police on Saturday night to a home on Contentment Island Road, where they came across an intoxicated teenager hosting a party with his sibling and 14 other teenagers, police said. No charges were filed, although police said they informed all partygoers that the department’s Youth Division detectives would be getting in touch with them and their parents. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations that have not been proven in court (if they ever get to court):

At 9:15 p.m., police received the complaint (the police announcement didn’t describe anything more specific about that report). When they went to the house, police spoke with children of the homeowner, who was out of state. The homeowner later told police that his teens were supposed to be staying with friends.

06820 postcard game pong 03-08-17

Report of Teen Drinking Comes Too Late: Evidence of Party Drinking at Scene, But No One Home

Download PDF

Police said that a 15-year-old Darien girl told officers — who saw evidence that a party with drinking took place at a home while no parent was around — that she didn’t invite anyone to her home and didn’t provide alcohol to anyone. Police gave this account:

She wasn’t even at her home on Kensett Lane on Saturday night when police arrived after getting a 9:28 p.m. report of teenagers drinking there. It was unclear from the police report whether or not she said she was even there when the party took place. She told police that she believed teenagers who found out that her mother was away came to the house with alcohol. Police who went to the home, no one answered the front door.