'Pot', Beer Party in Park Busted
Nine Barrington teens 'smoking pot and drinking beer' were busted last week in Haines Park; three charged with possession.
A Barrington patrol officer interrupted a “pot” and beer-drinking party last Thursday evening, Feb. 28, in Haines Memorial State Park.
Three Barrington juveniles – out of nine boys and girls at the "party" – now face charges of possession of alcohol and marijuana.
“Very loud noise” coming from the parking lot near the baseball field about 8:30 pm apparently tipped off the neighbors, according to the police report.
Patrol officer Christopher Aylward investigated and found two cars filled with the nine boys and girls – four in a Jeep and five in a Volvo.
“They were basically smoking pot and drinking beer,” said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross.
Two of the boys charged are 17; one is 16, LaCross said. Both cars attempted to leave the parking lot when the patrol officer arrived.
Searches of the vehicles found the marijuana, a glass smoking bong and "four cans of beer left in a 30-pack," LaCross said.
The juveniles charged with possession were taken to the police station. They will face the charges in Family Court.