Danville Express

Newsfront - March 23, 2007

Rumble on Blackhawk Drive

Police arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly serving alcohol to minors at his party Saturday at his parents' home in Blackhawk, said Lt. Alan Johnson of Blackhawk Police Services.

Approximately 40 juveniles attended the party on Blackhawk Drive last Saturday evening, he said, drawing youths from Danville and Concord. At the event, two juveniles started arguing and then wound up throwing punches at each other. Their friends got involved, and the fight grew, spilling into the street, Johnson said, adding that he believed a neighbor made the call to the police.

As a result of the skirmish, some juveniles suffered injuries to their heads or shoulders, Johnson said.

Additionally, some items were taken from the host's father that night. Johnson said he did not have a full report of what was stolen.

Police arrested the 18-year-old on charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors by serving alcohol to underage drinkers and for breaking his probation. Johnson said he did not know the details of the young adult's probation.

Johnson said parties usually do not get out of hand.

"It's not that frequent," he said.

The last one in Blackhawk that was out of control was on New Year's Eve, he said.

"Law enforcement understands that kids want to get together," Johnson said. "Serving alcohol is never a good idea. Alcohol does impair judgment."

He said minors who drink alcohol may suffer some consequences.

"It won't be much fun for them in the long run," Johnson said, noting their car insurance rates may go up for breaking the law.

"There's a penalty there," he added.

-Jordan M. Doronila


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