Over 50 arrested at party

Over 50 arrested at party by David Lias The Vermillion Police Department received a call at 9:43 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 about an underage alcohol party taking place at 323 N. Pine Street that led to nearly 50 arrests.

�Officers went up and checked it out to see if there was anything to the complaint, and found that there was indeed an alcohol party taking place in which underage people were in attendance,� Assistant Police Chief Kim Callahan said.

As a result the house was secured and a search warrant was obtained. The search warrant was executed and officers checked for underage people and alcohol possession on the scene.

�Officers ended up making 47 arrests for underage consumption, and in that group there were six renters who were arrested as well,� Callahan said. �They were charged with disorderly conduct for hosting the party. They were brought down to the county jail, processed and released.�

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There were about 60 people in the house, Callahan said. Officers worked until approximately 1:15 a.m. getting everybody out of the house and writing tickets. Thirteen people were found to not be drinking at the party, and were released.

On Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2:31 p.m., Vermillion police received a complaint of excessive noise at the Beta House located at 429 N. Plum Street.

�Officers went there to check on the noise, and upon arriving there was about 200 people gathered in the back yard and there was some evidence of underage drinking taking place. About 50 to 60 people immediately ran off the grounds to get away, which obviously raises a red flag, and the rest of them ran back into the fraternity house.�

Officers spoke with the house president and the Greek advisor, and officers were given a consent search of the residence.

�During the course of that consent search, officers found nine underage people who had been consuming alcohol. They were arrested for underage consumption,� Callahan said. �The house president of the Betas was also arrested for having a disorderly house for hosting the party.�

Both the Beta house and the house at 323 N. Pine Street were placed on six months noise probation.

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