Police bust underage drinking party in Hope
Hope — In response to an anonymous complaint, deputies from Knox County Sheriff's Office broke up a party on Fogler Road in Hope on June 2. Initially, the four deputies that responded spoke with four males, who told police they were watching a hockey game.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered there were more than 25 people in the basement, according to a news release from the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
Twenty-two people under the age of 21 were charged for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and eight of those people are under the age of 18.
Kyle Koskinen, 19, of Hope was arrested and charged with furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. The party was at Koskinen's parent's residence, who were out of town at the time, according to the news release.
Those charged with possession of alcohol by a minor were: Maxwell Bragg, 18, of Appleton; Joshua Stanclift 19, of Camden; Malcolm Steele,18, of Hope; Robin Wilder,19, of Hope; James Tooley,19, of Camden; Mia Maddox, 18, of Camden; William Clapp, 18, of Rockport; Benjamin Dufour, 19, of Rockport; Brandon Rich, 19, of Hope; Devon Gordan, 18, of Rockport; Andrew Widdecomb, 20, of Lincolnville; John Vannorsdall,18, of Camden; and Morgan Farley,19, of Camden. The names of eight juveniles also charged are not being released.
The deputies found and seized all the alcohol that was present, including cases of beer and bottles of hard liquor. The juvenile’s parents were contacted and the deputies made sure there were sober drivers taking all involved home.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone that may know of such incidents to call Knox County Regional Dispatch Center. Callers can remain anonymous.
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