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Teens cited with drinking at Campton Hills party

CAMPTON HILLS – Nearly a dozen teenagers attending a house party Friday night were charged with underage drinking, according to a Campton Hills Police Department report.

The host, Bryan Nicholas Velazquez, 18, of the 4N300 block of Fox Mill Boulevard, Campton Hills, was charged with underage drinking and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police reportedly saw beer cans and plastic cups around the house and smelled burned marijuana upon their arrival about 10 p.m.

Seeing police, a large group of teens ran and threw beer bottles, plastic cups and bottles of open liquor, police reported. After a short chase, police cited a boy and girl, both 17 and of Campton Hills, with underage drinking and released them to their parents, according to the report.

Police tried to contact the homeowner, but nobody answered the door. Attempts to make contact by telephone were unsuccessful, police reported.

About 15 minutes later, police reported, a parent arrived and got her underage daughter to come out.

The teen confirmed that no parents were home and said everyone who had been drinking and using drugs were scared of the police, according to the report.

She and another teen who exited the house once parents arrived were given stern verbal warnings by police, police reported. Police noted the pair didn’t look like they had consumed alcohol.

Police then entered the house, which reportedly smelled of burned marijuana and was littered with beer cans, liquor bottles, white powder, pill capsules and plastic bags containing a green, leafy substance.

Six minors were cited with underage drinking as well as two 18-year-olds: Paul Garza, of the 5N100 block of Oak Leaf Court, St. Charles, and Samantha Prigge, of the 40W300 block of Winchester Way, Campton Hills.

According to another police report, Velazquez was charged March 15 with obstructing police when he interfered with an interview between an officer and his mother.

His mother had called police and reportedly told the officer her son refused to follow the house rules, damaged her property and had underage drinking parties.

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