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15 Charged for Underage Drinking Party

Barrington police complete investigaton into the illegal entry of an Elm Lane home on Jan. 20.

Three young adults and 12 juveniles face charges by Barrington police after an investigation into the illegal entry of a vacant home at 56 Elm Lane for an underage drinking party on Jan. 20.

A 16-year-old Barrington girl was previously charged by police with breaking and entering into the home near Nayatt Road. Her entry started the drinking party that caused damage to the home, police said.

An estimated 45 to 90 teens reportedly showed up at the party, according to Barrington police.

Those charged since the party, said Police Chief John LaCross, include:

  • Zachary Luther, 21, of 5 Belton Circle, Barrington, who faces a charge of procurement of alcohol. He purchased beer and vodka for four of juveniles after he was contacted via Facebook and agreed to meet the juveniles in the parking lot of a liquor store outside of Barrington. Police said he purchased a 30 pack of beer and 3 bottles of vodka for them.
  • Max Florio, 19, of 19 Meadowbrook Drive, charged with possession of alcohol for bringing beer to the party.
  • Christian Maclea, 18, of 22 Knapton St., who was charged with vandalism for breaking a window in the home.
  • Two 16-year-old females and one 15-year-old female, charged with vandalism, willful trespass, and possession of alcohol for their role in forcing entry to the residence and procuring alcohol for the party.
  • A 15-year-old female charged with possession of alcohol for purchasing alcohol from a liquor store, outside of Barrington, for consumption at the party.
  • Three 15-year-old females, each charged with possession of alcohol for bringing vodka and beer to the party.
  • Two 16-year-old males and two 17-year-old males,charged with possession of alcohol for bringing beer and vodka to the party which they purchased from an adult acquaintance.   One of the 16 year olds was also charged with vandalism for breaking a hallway mirror while at the party.
  • A 17-year-old male, charged with possession of alcohol for transporting beer and vodka to the party on two separate occasions.

In total 15 more arrests were made, all from Barrington, after the continuing investigation, LaCross said.

The 16-year-old teen charged with B&E “was familiar with the home,” LaCross said. She allegedly entered the Elm Lane home without consent of the owner, who was out of state at the time. Reportedly, an unlocked sliding glass door was used to enter the home, he said.

A caretaker of the property discovered the illegal entry to the home on Saturday morning, Jan. 21, LaCross said. She contacted the homeowner, who asked her to get the police involved because of damage to a chair and window in the home and the possibility of some missing items, he said.

An investigation by police found the house “in disarray and beer bottles and cigarette butts on the floor,” the police chief said.

The mother of the 16-year-old learned of the illegal entry from her daughter. The teen said that she and a few friends entered the house. Other people soon learned of the party through texting, LaCross said, which led to “unwanted people” showing up and the party reportedly getting out of control. The teen reportedly left at that time, LaCross said.

The teen‘s mother and the girl contacted the caretaker about the party the next day. The girl’s mother then brought her into the police station, LaCross said.

“They are cooperating,” he said.

The 16-year-old girl also faces a charge of entering a dwelling without the consent of the owner and vandalism/malicious injury to property, LaCross said.

ed March 05, 2012 at 12:09 AM
wow you really love yourself huh there guy
Amy March 05, 2012 at 12:22 AM
AIDS? Really? This whole thing is so ridiculously outrageous. First of all I find it idiotic that only a fraction of the kids at this party are being charged. The names that were revealed here are obviously "crowd favorites" for being in the police report. Why don't they arrest someone else for a change? All of the information the police received has been through other kids at that party. In my opinion, the name of the girl that hosted this party should be displayed in giant letters... because she's the dumbest of the bunch. Idiotic child.
Gale March 05, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Dale, I'm pretty sure this is an article about teen drinking and illegal activities not a sob story about your sad childhood and how you grew up to be a stuck-up, nosy, self-absorbed man. I'm sure many people will agree with me when I say that while maybe some points in your argument are valid, if you are not involved in this situation in any way then please feel free to take your made up life story elsewhere. Telling teenagers you have never met before that they are going to make it no where is not a valid argument to make in this case and no one wants to hear it. If your life is as good as you claim it is, go ahead and stick to your own life rather than messing with other peoples'.
ed March 05, 2012 at 01:51 AM
i really could not have said it better myself. amen sista
Davon from South Prov March 05, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Wit all do respect ma'am (Gale) I've come from the gutter. my poppa always told me to respect authority. Now if that means scolding a child then wit all do respect it should be done. Uderwise u got people doin the crack pipes and stuff like that. Cmon ya know what I'm sayin. have some respect for society.
Brennan Huff March 05, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Similarly, a quote from the philosopher Robby Palmer may be relevant to this situation, "When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car."
John March 05, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Dale, I was one of the initial people comment on this article. After it has been completely destroyed by students with these fake names (although i must admit that some are clever and funny), I feel like people are beginning to forget what this initial commentary was arguing over. We are agruing over the choice to write an article about this subject. You have extraordinary accolades, and I hope they are true. I give you credit for everything you have done in your life and everything you have achieved. But, I must say, they are not relevant in this case. I am simply saying, along with many highschoolers who have said it in their own words, that this should not be on the Barrington Patch. Yes, I agree, these kids screwed up. Yes, I agree they have to answer to authority. Yes, I agree, they should be in trouble. But, the kids bring up a good point, 15 out of 100? And the charges aren't even special, its possession of alcohol. We can only assume that every single person there had alcohol, so why do these 15 get it the worst? Listen, you need to understand something, we are not saying these kids should not be in trouble. Were not even saying that this shouldn't be in the police report. But, Dale, "old sport", we are saying that its exploitation and gossip like this that makes Barrington look "different" than other towns. Lets take a good look in the mirror before we judge the adolescents of Barrington. I know that I once thought exactly like them.
Marl B Oro March 05, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Hugh G settle down brah. We need to be reunititing as a community instead of fighting. Everyone makes mistakes old people and teens alike. So let's just get along
Marl B Oro March 05, 2012 at 02:32 AM
As the old saying goes "one who doesn't do anything does nothing" there's some philosophical advice for all u educators out there.
Abunch Ofjiz March 05, 2012 at 02:45 AM
guilty is charged with the stories
President March 05, 2012 at 02:49 AM
True
Abunch Ofjiz March 05, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Thank you for taking this action. I'm sick of people posting on this blog trying to be serious.
Tony March 05, 2012 at 03:35 AM
i believe the party was an "open invitation" if you new about it you could go. Just putting that out there
Anawanakan Jamar March 05, 2012 at 03:39 AM
good point tony, so true
RI Karma March 05, 2012 at 03:51 AM
For the love of God please TURN OFF this board! Hey kiddos! Did you know it is really quite easy for Barrington Patch to get your IP address and follow it right back to your home? Did you also read the terms you agreed to that state you cannot mask your identity, use false names or profanity or be abusive to others online here? You kids are asking to be tracked down – don’t you know that? The Patch allowing commenters to hide behind screen names is NOT a guarantee of your anonymity in any way. There will always be those who believe Barrington is a bunch of blue bloods born with silver spoons in their mouths that have raised really stupid kids. You know that is not true and so does any who really matters to you. Please stop feeding the frenzy and reinforcing those stereotypes with all this ridiculousness. Bottom line - this wasn't your run-o-the-mill keg party. It was a come one come all event, it was breaking & entering, it was vandalism, it was theft. This party was so over the top and you keep stoking the flames. If you were there & you are commenting, shame on you. If you weren't there but just want to bash kids making stupid mistakes ( like we all did once!) shame on you too.
Anawanakan Jamar March 05, 2012 at 03:53 AM
you are hiding behind a screen name also
The Lorax March 05, 2012 at 03:57 AM
LOLZ
Fun Fact March 05, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Wait can I just point out that the girl said it was her house? I guess that doesn't mean much but 95% of the people who went didn't know they were breaking and entering
The Lorax March 05, 2012 at 04:00 AM
And while this is going on... The world is on the brink of total chaos. Let's get some priorities set here people... Hitler 2012
Ronoc N. March 05, 2012 at 04:01 AM
And while this is going on... The world is on the brink of total chaos. Let's get some priorities set here people... Ron Paul 2012
The Lorax March 05, 2012 at 04:31 AM
DALE K DELETED HIS COMMENTS....THE TREES DECLARE US THE WINNERS
Joel Hellmann March 05, 2012 at 02:07 PM
FYI Title 11 RI Criminal offenses cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, or be in fear of bodily injury. (b) A second or subsequent conviction under subsection (a)of this section shall be deemed a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years, by a fine of not more than six thousand dollars( 6,000) or both. I imagine several of you are in violation of this law with what you have written. should that person decide to file a complaint, and after what happened in Cranston, They will be prosecuting now. read the above carefully. Colleges will take students who have been caught at a drinking party. But very few want a student who has been convicted of Cyber Harassment. Calling someone gay or the sexual references certainly fit the bill of the law above. Not to mention a civil case. It may seem like fun now but for your own sakes, for the sake of the rest of your lives, please think before you write. You can be traced in half an hour from your IP addresses.You don't want to explain a conviction to your parents. You don't want to be kept out of a good school. I mean you no harm here. Honestly. I hope you keep writing. There are good points about the unfairness of how and who gets prosecuted in these cases, and how the police handle things. But please, this is a public newspaper, keep the comments civil for your own sakes.
Joel Hellmann March 05, 2012 at 02:08 PM
FYI Title 11 RI Criminal offenses Chapter 11-52 Section 4.2 Cyber stalking and Cyber harassment Prohibited (a) Whoever transmits any communication by computer or other device to any person or causes any person to be contacted for the sole purpose of harassing that person or his or her family is guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500, by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. For purpose of this section, "harassing" means any knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person which seriously alarms, annoys, or bothers the person, and which serves no legitimate purpose. the course of conduct must be of a kind that a would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, or be in fear of bodily injury.
ed March 05, 2012 at 05:30 PM
hey arent you the guy that got mad about the senior pranks?
Da Trufe March 06, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Actually, Tony, I did
ed March 06, 2012 at 01:30 PM
what?
Don't be fatuous March 07, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Oh, you exuberant youth... Truly hilarious... You, and your opinions, are truly beyond belief. Thank you so much.
Yazaki Iiopo March 08, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Don't be fatuous, you remind of a person who thinks he knows what he's talking about but really is a stone cold nimrod. You are being a nimrod right now and I dont appreciate it...AT ALL. AT ALL rhymes with mass ball which leads to the conclusion that the music only plays when on. well you just turned on the music and the fat lady isnt singing soon. Do you see what I mean about the digital transporter?
Rocky March 16, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Absolutely true. Hilarious in a sick and moronic way. My current favorite (but it could change...there are so many to choose from): "The kid who supposedly "transported alochol" is getting charged for being a good person and taking care of his friends. If he didn't drive that night, chances are those kids who drank still would have gone and maybe even choosen to drink and drive." Well played, junior lawyer. Real life is going to be SUCH a refreshing surprise! These budding criminals need to be sent to the Training School. NOW. We're waaay past "making poor choices." And where's our well-paid Bay Team when we need them? Crafting more fatuous how-to-parent flyers? For anybody who thinks these “poor kids” are being victimized by the media, here's a fun exercise for the entire family: substitute the words, "Central Falls" or "South Providence" for "Barrington" in all these stories. Be electrified by your instant feelings of revulsion, disgust and superiority. The criminal element! What horrifying animals! What pigs! Is nobody safe? Surely something can be done to lock up that scum in the 'hood. Now read it again, with "Barrington." What disgusting, criminal pigs. Thanks for bringing the 'hood home, scum. Gotta love the internet, though--the real-world gift that keeps on giving. A college degree will only partially offset the criminal records, news stories and drunken Facebook photos that prospective employers find all over the ‘net.
Nuetral March 25, 2012 at 12:46 AM
@manifold: This is your full time job, huh? Just all up on the internet yelling at people and telling people how it is? You're funny and I look forward to future posts.

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