Barrington police busted two drinking parties Saturday night, June 16, within minutes of each other. The parties led to the arrest of eight teenagers, including a Barrington woman, 18, who hosted one of the parties.
The first party took place at a home at 5 Wildacre Lane, according to Police Chief John LaCross. A neighbor called police at 11:47 pm to report loud noise believed to be a drinking party.
Four patrol officers responded to the home. They found teens drinking beer and vodka in the house and the back yard around a fire pit. The parents of the young woman were gone for the weekend, LaCross said. There was no other adult supervision.
Arrested and charged with possession of alcohol as an underage person were:
- Alexandra F. Keightley, 18, of 5 Wildacre Lane.
- Brennan J. Lowney, 19, of 150 North Court, Tiverton.
- Justin A. Carvalho, 19, of 339 County St., Seekonk, Mass.
- Ryan R. Ramsden, 19, of 209 Chestnut St., Seekonk.
- Jason A. Barbosa, 20, of 11 Smith St., Seekonk.
- A 17-year-old teen from Fall River, Mass.
They will face the charges in 6th District Court.
The second party took place at a home on Middle Highway not far from Federal Road. A neighbor called police at 11:58 pm to report loud noise and a possible fight that appears to have take place at a nearby home at Burke and Lincoln streets.
Six patrol officers responded. Before getting to the house, they found two Barrington teens, 16 and 17, running along the edge of a soccer field owned by St. Andrew’s School. The younger teen had been “sucker-punched” in the face, he said, by a so-called friend at the party, according to LaCross.
The teen involved in the fight acted out of control with the police, LaCross said. He didn’t calm down until after he was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana, which was found in a plastic bag in his pocket, the police chief said. Barrington EMTs treated him for his injury.
The second teen was charged with possession of alcohol as an underage person. Patrol officers found beer and liquor at the party house, LaCross said. They will face the charges in Family Court.