Police says Pelham woman will face charge for graduation party
Pelham police Sgt. Anne Perriello said the incident at 3 Monument Hill Road is still under investigation. However, Perriello said the homeowner, 47-year-old Sandra Whiting, will face criminal charges at some point this week.
That parent told police that he tracked his son down to the home, and when he arrived, he saw between 40 and 50 young people under the age of 21 drinking.
When police arrived, the parent told officers he went to the door to pick up his son and was invited inside by Whiting, the owner of the house.
Officers also spoke to the father’s 18-year-old son, who confirmed there was underage drinking taking place at the graduation party and that there were at least 40 minors drinking inside the house.
Police then set up a perimeter around the house and made a number of announcements for the minors to voluntarily exit. Officers also called in the license plates of the cars lining the road and dispatch was then able to notify a number of parents about the party.
By 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, a search warrant was completed and police were able to enter the house.
Once inside, police found four minors sleeping in the attic and three more sleeping in the living room. These minors were also released to adults.