Police on Friday issued an infraction summons to a 17-year-old New Canaan man after they discovered that he’d been drinking at home with other teenagers.
While responding to a 9:26 p.m. complaint of loud music on Harrison Avenue, police saw beer cans and eight teens inside a loft above a detached garage, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc of the New Canaan Police Department.
The 17-year-old’s parents were home at the time but, when confronted by police, said they were unaware of what was happening in the separate building on the property, Ogrinc said.
Police withheld the youth’s name because of his age.
According to the arrest log at the police department, a noise nuisance involving alcohol was called in at 9:26 p.m. at 62 Harrison Ave. According to tax records, the home at that address is owned by Kathleen Paladino.
A ticket for possession of alcohol by a minor carries a fine of $136, police said. Underage violators who plead guilty to the charge face the possibility of a driver’s license suspension, police said.
Teens at the home included two 16-year-old females, three 17-year-old males, two 17-year-old females and one 15-year-old male, Ogrinc said.
Their parents were contacted and police made sure the teens got home safely, she said.