Tuesday, June 30, 2009

23 minors arrested for drinking

From the MRJs Jason Vallee:

Cheshire police last night made 23 arrests during a response to a house party on Deer Run Circle. Lt. Jay Markella said that if area minors continue to drink, officers will continue to identify and address the problem.

Tim White

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Teenagers' brains are not fully formed-that's their excuse. Cheshire parents' brains are also not fully formed-but they should be. THE PROBLEM IN CHESHIRE IS THE PARENTS -NOT THE TEENAGERS!!

Anonymous said...

RE: "THE PROBLEM IN CHESHIRE IS THE PARENTS -NOT THE TEENAGERS!!"

This is the problem everywhere. A Columbia Univ. study finds that fully 75% of American parents practice 'hands-off' or 'half-hearted' parenting -- that they want to be pals who are liked by their kids, rather than authority figures who assert discipline and push their kids to do what's right.

It's a national epidemic, and examples of hands-off parenting are everywhere.

Anonymous said...

don't you remember being 18 and not telling your parents everything you did?

Anonymous said...

We need the school adm to acknowledge that there is a problem instead of doing a half assed survey and playing down the drinking/drug problem.

I hope the parents who knowingly or unknowingly allowed this house party to go on are arrested and this story appears as front page news. Until then, nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

Most of the kids arrested were either sophmores or freshman in college and the rest were younger siblings...Like none of you cracked some beers when you were in college...I think the cops should worry more about the heroin, cocaine, oxycontin abuse at the high school, and school administrators and teachers turning there heads to violence then a few college kids home on break having a few beers

Anonymous said...

12:36, 23 minors arrested is not a few college kids having some beers. If they were just having some beers the cops would have never come. Please.

Anyway can you or others provide examples of teachers turning their backs on violence?

Anonymous said...

how bout the kid that was attacked when school was closing this year at the high school resulting in if i recall a broken femur and hip...my understanding is this kid already had multiple incidents on his record and even after this he was let back in to the school

Anonymous said...

12:36
I have to agree with 6:39, 23 minors are a lot in one house drinking.
I remember my college days, the drinking age was 18 at that time, but we would drink till we were pretty much wasted. I can see why they raised the age.
If just 1 of these minors left that house (just after drinking a "few" beers, but I am sure it was more than a "few) and got behind the wheel, what would you be saying to the innocent victim(s)they may have hit and injured or killed?
The police can't turn their back on this kind of party. The owners of the house should be fully prosecuted.
The police should also go after the harder drugs being sold and used at the high school, but not overlooking this sort of incident.
I also find it hard to believe that a teacher would totally overlook an incident like you stated, especially if they were a witness to it. If you have proof that they turned their heads to this then you have an obligation to go to the police with it, rather than complain about how they ignore this sort of violence.

Anonymous said...

So, Tim, can you find out what the town's "take" is on the fines from citations issued. Understood that most of these kids won't pay the fine but 23 x $136 ticket looks like $3,128. IF all the fines were paid, what % of that goes to the town, what goes to the state, etc., and who gets the town share?? It seems to me (this is just judging from the police news in the Herald) that the police are writing more tickets for this and for traffic offenses than they have ever done in the past. Being totally cynical about this, I think the guys may be under instructions to issue more tickets to help out the town coffers in these tough economic times. Just a theory, but if we follow the money as well as any signs of citations trending upward and written/verbal warnings trending downward then.......

Anonymous said...

there is no problem-to most kids this is normal i drank all the time i still do. i go out on Friday night get tanked then walk home-one night i passed out on the lawn in front of the congregational church-i stayed there all night and no one bothered me so july 4th weekend i will be drunk thursday friday and saturday

constantly drunk in cheshire

Anonymous said...

10:47:
OK, so you've appointed yourself as the town drunk. Now you need to get over it and choose something better. There is plenty of help.

Anonymous said...

10:36 - There are no orders in town to write any amount of tickets. That is something that police commissions push for to make the officers work harder but really result in officers pressing argueable issues. Cheshire Police were tipped off by a kid that was not welcome to the party. Interesting that the same night, another party was busted and another 20 kids were arrested but nothing has been said because someone important will be embarassed.

Anonymous said...

who? you can say something.

Anonymous said...

If tim cared, he could ask Markella about the party off Cook Hill

Anonymous said...

Since you know so much about it why don't you just fill us all in on this other party off Cook Hill.

Anonymous said...

If tim cared, he would push the issue or is he trying to protect a friend?

Anonymous said...

12:32
You are an amazing person...you spend your time bashing Tim on a blog where the majority love what he is doing. Do you really think you will change any of our opinions?
If you cared so much, you would tell us about it, Or did it really happen??

Anonymous said...

I am really surprised that tim has not looked into this. Maybe he is in favor of kids drinking.

Anonymous said...

10:36 - The town of Cheshire wouldn't see any of the money from the fines because the 30-89 citation is a state ordinance.

I'm amused at the disagreement between the state's judicial and legislative branches on this issue. The lawmakers make these drinking laws, but every kid who goes to court to plead not guilty will beat the charge with little or no punishment. Whats the point of the law if the judicial won't support it.