A St. Charles homeowner faces a fine of as much as $500, four juveniles have been cited with underage drinking and scores of teens are dealing with the consequences after police called their parents to come get them after officers broke up a Nov. 2 party on the city’s East Side.
Lisa J. Lorenzini, 50, of the 200 block of Persimmon Drive, was cited under a local ordinance with social hosting, punishable by a fine of at least $250 and as much as $500, St. Charles police said. Four St. Charles teens, ages 15, 16, 17 and 17, were charged with possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor, police said.
According to St. Charles police, officers were called to Persimmon and Hunt Club drives on a report of an underage drinking party.
The department’s press release describes officers arriving about 9:15 p.m. to a scene that was chaotic.
The first two officers found “numerous cars and juveniles” moving around the block, and then they found the party. Their arrival must have been a shock — the release states that as they approached the home, “a large number of juveniles fled through the back door. Other juveniles were seen climbing out of windows.”
More officers arrived and police were able to contain 71 people, including 65 juveniles, inside the residence. Police said the juveniles ranged in age from 14 to 18.
St. Charles police said the parents of the 65 juveniles then were contacted and were asked to come to the home. The youths were released into the custody of their parents or a guardian. Four of the youths were intoxicated, so police cited them with underage drinking.
Police also said they found a large number of beer cans at the scene.
According to St. Charles police, all the reports on the incident were completed and reviewed on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, when the decision was made to cite Lorenzini with social hosting.