Police bust underage party in Laconia
LACONIA -- Police busted up an underage drinking party Tuesday night at the Weirs Beach Motel, taking 11 people into custody and charging a Massachusetts man for hosting it.
Police were called about 10 p.m. to check on a loud party at the 396 Lakeside Ave. motel. Arriving officers witnessed young people drinking alcoholic beverages and several of them fled, but police eventually located them.
Eleven people between the ages of 17 and 22 were taken into custody on charges of internal possession and intoxication. Police said they removed a large quantity of alcohol from the motel room.
Nelson J. Parness, 21, of 11 Lilack Lane, Hudson, Mass., is charged with facilitating an underage drinking party and prohibited sales.
He is free on $2,000 bail pending arraignment on Aug. 14 in 4th Circuit Court, Laconia District Division.