On March 23, 2013, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Southway Drive in Severna Park for a report of an underage drinking party. This was the third such call in four months at this address.
As the first officer arrived, the officer observed juveniles walking out of the residence with cans of beer in their hands. The officer subsequently entered the open door and found the home full of juveniles consuming alcohol. Several subjects fled from the home before additional officers arrived, but officers were able to detain 22 individuals in the residence. One of the juveniles fell out of a second story window as he attempted to avoid detection by the officers, yet he was uninjured and brought in with the rest of the subjects. All of the individuals were under the legal drinking age and in the possession of alcohol. The adult homeowner was not at home.
In total, 22 juveniles, males and females between the ages of 14 and 17, were charged via citation with underage liquor law violations. Due to their various states of intoxication, the juveniles were all detained at the residence until officers were able to contact their parents who responded to take custody of their children.