Police Break Up Underage Drinking Party on Indian Rock Road; Charges Brought Against 18-Year-Old Host


Police brought alcohol-related charges against an 18-year-old Indian Rock Road girl after breaking up an underage drinking party at her house Friday night.

At about 8:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to her home—toward the end of the dead-end street near the Country Club of New Canaan—following an anonymous report that a large group of youths were consuming alcohol in a barn on the property, according to a police report.

A subsequent investigation led to charges of allowing a minor to possess alcohol and failure to halt possession of alcohol brought against the teenage girl, who lives there.

She was released after promising to appear Feb. 10 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

Police also charged a 17-year-old juvenile with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the report said.

“The investigation of this youth party is ongoing and may lead to additional arrests and/or invitations to attend a New Canaan Based Diversionary Program,” Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release. He referred to a new program whereby underage people caught drinking at these parties may attend an educational course with their parents about the dangers of that behavior in lieu of facing criminal charges.

“The New Canaan Police Department is serious about reducing the availability of alcohol and narcotics to our town’s youth,” the chief said.

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