When police broke up a party with teenagers drinking alcohol, they charged the teenage host with allowing the drinking and charged a partygoer after he initially refused to open the door to the closet he was hiding in, police said.
New Canaan police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
Police officers were dispatched to the area of Soundview Lane and Laurel Road, Thursday night, Aug. 3, where officers determined that the party was occurring at 538 Laurel Road, according to the police report.
An 18-year-old man was hiding in a closet on the second floor of the home and refused to open the closet door at the request of investigating officers. He was charged with interfering with an officer.
The man was taken into custody and released on a promise to appear in court. He was issued a court date of Aug. 17.
A 19-year-old resident of the home where the party occurred was charged with permitting minors to possess alcohol and possession of alcohol by a minor.
He was issued a misdemeanor summons at the scene for his charges and given a court date of Aug. 16.