SEVERNA PARK, Md. (WMAR) -
22 teens have been charged after police say they were involved in an underage drinking party.
Officers responded to the 100 block of Southway Drive in Severna Park for a report of the party at about 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. This call was the third such call in four months at the same address.
As the first officer arrived, they saw juveniles out of the residence with cans of beer in their hands. The officer went into the home through an open door and say the home full of juveniles drinking alcohol.
Several people fled the area before additional officers arrived, but 22 of them were detained in the residence.
One of the juveniles fell from a second story window as he attempted to avoid detection by the officers, but was brought in with the rest of the detained juveniles.
All 22 of those arrested were under the legal drinking age and possession of alcohol. The homeowner was not home at the time of the party.
In total, 22 juveniles, males and females between the ages of 14 and 17 were charged via a citation with underage liquor law violations. Due to their various states of intoxication, the juveniles were all detained at the residence until officers made contact with their parents who came and picked up their children.