The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 14, 2008

Teens surprised at Halloween party

A Carlisle mother has been charged by police for contributing to the delinquency of a child, keeping a disorderly house and furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor. The charges stem from a Halloween night house party at a Fiske Street residence where police found about 15 teenagers from Carlisle and Concord, alcohol, and an adult in the house but allegedly not providing supervision.

Lt. Crowe of the Carlisle Police Department said police investigated the party shortly after 1 a.m. on November 1. When they entered the house they found the party under way and about 15 youths at the site. All the juveniles were from either Carlisle or Concord and their parents were contacted to pick them up at the scene. None of the juveniles were charged because the parent who was in the house was held to be responsible for the illegal act of serving alcohol to a minor.

Crowe says the case is now in the district attorney’s office where a decision will be made on its merits to proceed to a court trial. If the Concord District Court decides not to proceed with the case, the three charges against the Carlisle resident will be dropped. If the case goes to trial, penalties could be severe, but would ultimately be up to the judge hearing the case. The case was forwarded to the district attorney’s office late last week and Crowe does not expect a decision on its merits in the near future. ∆

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