Donald C. Cudmore, Chief of Police
47 Central Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Georgetown Police Charge Juvenile Following Underage Drinking Party
GEORGETOWN — Chief Donald C. Cudmore reports that the Georgetown Police Department has charged a juvenile following an underage party that occurred over the weekend, at which alcohol was allegedly served to minors.
A 17-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE FROM GEORGETOWN, who was allegedly responsible for hosting the party, will be summonsed to court on the following charges:
- Person Under 21 in Possession of Liquor
- Keeping a Disorderly House
- Reckless Endangerment of a Child
On Friday, May 5, Georgetown Police were dispatched to a residence on Andover Street for a report of intoxicated youths in the area.
Upon arrival, police determined that an underage party was in progress, and officers located approximately 25 people ranging from 15 to 20 years old in the area.
Police confiscated all of the alcohol and contacted each of the juvenile’s parents to make arrangements to pick up their children.
“Our primary goal is to keep everyone in our community safe. This type of party atmosphere where kids so young have access to large amounts of alcohol is very dangerous,” Chief Cudmore said. “With prom and high school graduation season approaching, it is extremely important that parents safeguard their children from this kind of activity.”
This incident comes just two weeks after Georgetown Police sponsored a community workshop on the Social Host Liability Law and underage drinking.
Georgetown Police remind residents that they will be strictly enforcing the Social Host Law and parents will be held responsible for allowing underage drinking in their homes.