DARIEN, Conn. -- A Darien teen who hosted a party while his parents were out of town was issued an infraction and items also were stolen from the garage, police said.
Police responded to a home on Walmsley Road the night of Tuesday, July 21 on a report of an underage party. When officers arrived, they spotted a youth who walked out the front door, spotted police and then ran back inside and turned the lights off, according to police reports. Police knocked on the door and spoke to the 18 year-old resident, who said that he had invited a couple friends over, but then some people he didn't know had shown up and things got out of hand.
Police could see several beer cans and bottles in the kitchen and garage, and were let inside so they could check for incapacitated youths. There were about 11 people inside when police arrived. While looking through the house, police also found a glass jar with marijuana in it, according to police reports.
The resident told police that he did not know the names of the people who showed up and had brought the alcohol and marijuana with them, police said. The teen was issued an infraction for possession of alcohol by a minor and possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana. The party guests, all 17 and 18 years old, were released to the custody of their parents.
The next day the youth's parents called police and said that when they arrived home, they discovered several items had gone missing during the course of the party. A golf bag and set of golf clubs, worth a total of $400, as well as a $150 skateboard, were all missing from the garage. They had been in the garage before the parents left town. The theft remains under investigation.
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