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Tag: underage drinking


Police arrest 18 teens at Bonney Lake party they say were drinking underage

Police Saturday arrested 18 teenagers they say were drinking at a party near Bonney Lake, at a house containing nothing but alcohol and a beer pong table.

A neighbor called 911 to report noise and youths, mostly 17- and 18-year-olds from Fife, arriving at the Inlet Island house.

The owner of the house had moved and left her 19-year-old son to stay at the home, according to Pierce County officials. He was arrested and charged with providing his residence for illegal drinking, as well as being a minor in possession of alcohol, authorities said.

Police released 14 other high schoolers

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Tacoma officers out looking for underage drinking parties this weekend

A team of Tacoma police officers will hit the streets tonight and through the holiday weekend to look for underage-drinking parties.

The party intervention patrol is being funded by a federal grant. This is the department’s first party patrol. More are anticipated, department spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The department “expects a higher than normal incidence of party complaints” because of the Halloween holiday weekend.

“Party complaints often involve allegations of underage drinking which is a great concern to the Tacoma Police Department and citizens of Tacoma due the the potential for harm or injury related to the drinking,” according to a press release.

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