Investigators said that teens shattered the quiet of one central Ohio neighborhood with late night parties that included alcohol.
Two underage drinking parties were reported just more than five miles from one another.
A non-emergency call came in to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at about 10 p.m. Saturday.
The caller said that people were parking all over the neighborhood and were running to one house.
A neighbor on Whirlaway Circle expressed concern that a dozen people, possibly teens, were partying at a home on the street without adult supervision.
“I saw three girls get out of their car with just handfuls of bags that was, there was probably beer in there and they’re like 16 – they’re not even juniors in high school yet,” said a neighborhood resident.
Deputies said that they cited nearly 20 party-goers for underage drinking and arrested a 55-year-old man and an 18-year-old.
Two hours later, at a home located on Klondike Road in Delaware, another concerned citizen reached out to law enforcement.
“There’s a bunch of cars parked alongside Klondike Road toward state Route 36, and they’re like halfway in the road and some are parked kind of crooked and I about hit one,” said a resident who called police.
Deputies cited six juveniles for underage drinking. Some were as young as 14.
The 17-year-old party host spoke 10TV News off camera and said that teens were drinking.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said that they would continue to enforce a zero-tolerance policy and encouraged neighbors to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity.
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