A 17-year-old Barrington girl faces an alcohol-possession charge after police busted an early-morning party at her Middle Highway home on Saturday, Nov. 17
The girl’s mother was asleep in the house and claimed no knowledge of the drinking, according to Barrington Police Chief John LaCross.
A caller to a dispatcher complained of open burning and loud noise from teens hanging around the outside of a nearby house, LaCross said. Five patrol officers and firefighters on a pumper truck showed up at the house around 3:30 am after a search of the neighborhood.
Police officers entered the back yard and found a fire in an outdoor pit, three bottles of beer and a bottle of Jagermeister liquer, said LaCross. The liquer has a reputation for getting drinkers intoxicated quickly especially when served as a shooter.
None of the teens at the party acknowledged that the alcohol belonged to them, so the 17-year-old girl was charged, he said.
There was no drinking taking place in the house, LaCross said. The girl said her parents were sleeping inside.
She woke her mother to talk to the police. The mother denied any knowledge of the alcohol at the gathering.
The girl received a date to show up in Family Court with her parents, LaCross said.