Tinley Park Parents Charged in Daughter's NYE Party

Alleged underage drinking at a New Year's Eve party leads to parents' arrest

By Christian Farr
|  Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012  |  Updated 7:14 PM CDT
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Two teens at Tinley Park party were treated by paramedics, police say.

Two teens at Tinley Park party were treated by paramedics, police say.

A Tinley Park couple was arrested and charged over the weekend for supervising their daughter's New Year's Eve party that allegedly involved teen drinking.

William Opferman, 41, and Kimberly Opferman, 37, both of the 8100 block of Valley View Drive, were charged with unlawfully permitting a minor to become intoxicated.

Police said more than 20 teens, ranging in age from 14 to 17, had been drinking at the party.

"For the parents to allow that to happen, that's just sick, I think," said neighbor Mike Koszulinski.

Officers responded to the home around 10:30 p.m. Saturday for complaints of party noise and possible underage drinking. When they arrived, police said the officers heard a male voice telling people to get in the basement because cops were there.

William Opferman answered the door, police said, and explained he and his wife were supervising his teenage daughter's party. He told police that no juveniles were drinking alcohol, according to officers.

But the officers said they found two highly intoxicated teenagers, one at the back of the house and one lying in the laundry room.

"I didn't see it, but my mom said there was an ambulance there and there was a kid on a stretcher," said Koszulinski.

Police said they also found empty cans of Busch Light and Bud Light as well as an empty Smirnoff vodka bottle in the basement.

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