An 18-year-old student was charged this morning with unlawfully dealing with a child for hosting an alcohol-laden New Year’s Eve party for more than a dozen classmates while his parents were away, according to.
The house party on Legends Boulevard in West Nyack, a gated subdivision, was discovered about 12:45 a.m. after police received a report of a loud party involving underage drinking.
When police arrived, they found a group of teenagers — many holding beer cans — running from the home. Police said they found dozens of full and empty liquor and beer containers in the house.
During their investigation, police said the 18-year-old who lives at the house told town officers that he had invited about 15 classmates from Pearl River High School to his house and that the party had gotten out of hand.
Police said the homeowners were out of town for the evening and were not aware that their son was having a party at the house. The parents, police said, were fully cooperative with investigating officers.
The 18-year-old, who was not identified by police, was taken to police headquarters in Orangeburg. He was released to his parent pending a Jan. 11 hearing in Town Court in Orangeburg.
No one was reported injured at the party.