An under-age party with alcohol on Swifts Lane broke up with the arrival of Darien police at about 11:49 p.m. on Friday, May 20, police said, adding that the host was arrested, and his parents, the homeowners, were away. Darien police described the incident and arrest with this account (including accusations not proven in court):
Police received notification through the online tipline that a party with teenagrs and alcohol was suspected of taking place. A police officer went to the scene. The police report mentions only one other officer at the scene during what was a busy weekend for police in town. As an officer approached the house, he saw a teenage male in front, standing with a case of beer at his feet.