GLOVERSVILLE - City police arrested 21 teens and young adults on alcohol charges and charged the man accused of providing them the booze under the city's social host law.
Aaron B. Thompson, 20, of 119 Lincoln St., was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and violating a provision in the social host law, which prohibits consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors on private property.
Capt. John Sira said about 11:30 p.m. April 14 police were dispatched to Thompson's address on reports of a loud party.
When officers arrived, they found about 28 people in the rear garage behind Thompson's residence.
"It's not uncommon," Sira said, for police to respond to these types of underage drinking parties. "We've had a rash of these types of calls that we've handled. With the onset of nice weather, people are getting outside more."
Sira said police released the individuals at the scene upon further investigation. That investigation resulted in the charges against the teens and young adults.
"This is really an inordinate amount of people," Sira said. "I can't remember the last time we ended up arresting 20 people, but this type of situation - it's really not out of the ordinary to run into parties like this that may have a fair number of people partaking in a violation."
Twenty-one teens and young adults were charged with unlawful possession of alcoholic beverages with intent to consume, which is a violation.
Their names are:
Diamond R. Brown, 17, of 77 W. Eighth St.
Kayla M. Hladik, 19, of 3 Byard St., Johnstown.
Allan G. Leon, 20, of 30 Saratoga Blvd.
Austin G. Horton, 18, of 23 Chestnut St.
James W.G. Jack, 17, of 28 Fifth St.
Erica L. Palmer, 18, of 234 S. Main St.
Sara A. Wintermute, 16, of 673 W. Fulton St.
Gordon J. Winn, 18, of 69 E. Pine St.
Shane S. Ward, 17, of 24 Montgomery St.
Salvatore A. Attigliato, 18, of 74 First Ave.
Mason P. Pitkin, 20, of 97 W. Eighth Ave.
Michael Davies Jr., 18, of 147 Strawberry Hill Road
Sergio S. Proietti, 18, of 90 Lincoln St.
Marissa M. Nicolella, 17, of 13 Sixth Ave.
Terrance B. Lair, 18, of 93 First Ave.
Haley E. Guadagno, 17, of 74 Elizabeth St., Amsterdam.
Cody R. Handy, 16, of 106 Third Ave.
Dustin J. Akey, 19, of 114 Spring St.
Justin A. Brockhum, 19, of 77 First Ave.
Cassandra F. Brockhum, 16, of 12 Beech St.
Nathan A. Beekman, 18, of 36 Wells St.
All were released on appearance tickets.
In addition, three or more individuals involved were juveniles, and their cases will be handed through the Department of Social Services' PINS Diversion services. Their names are being withheld by authorities because of their ages.
Police said an investigation is ongoing and one more arrest is pending.
Amanda Whistle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.