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100 Teens Ticketed for Underage Drinking

Des Plaines police bust parties at a home and at a car wash



    Des Plaines police bust parties at a home and at a car wash. (Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011)

    Police in Des Plaines busted two underage drinking parties in the last four days, ticketing more than 105 minors drinking at a house and at a carwash.

    The first of the incidents occurred on June 25 inside a Des Plaines car wash on the 700 block of South First Avenue.

    Roughly 85 minors were ticketed after paying a $5 dollar entry fee to 24-year-old Angel Cruz of the 1200 block of South Third Avenue for a party.

    Authorities said Cruz refused to let police inside when authorities arrived to investigate a loud noise complaint. 

    Cruz, who at the time of the police's arrival held $233 dollars in his hand inside a plastic cup, was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice, resisting police and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to police.

    The second incident occurred on June 27 on the 1400 block of Whitcomb Avenue. Teens were seen fleeing the drinking party when the authorities arrived, jumping out of windows and over fences to escape the officers. Others ran to the basement and second floor bathroom for hiding.

    A total of 22 teens were ticketed, and one teenager was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge after fainting several times and nearly falling out of a window, a police report stated.

    A 17-year-old, whose mother was out of town, played host to the party and was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor and facilitating use of alcoholic beverages.

    Authorities had received a complaint via the text-at-tip program.