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Police nab six teens at busted party

Six teens were cited for minor in possession and/or consumption of alcohol early Sunday morning when a large party was busted in the 100 block of NW Crescent Avenue.

According to Sunnyside Police Department Capt. Phil Schenck, officers were called to a loud teen party just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

"When officers arrived kids were running everywhere," said Schenck.

Officers were able to catch six of the party-goers.

An 18-year-old was arrested and charged with minor in possession and/or consumption of alcohol. He was one of the youths police arrested just before this year's Sunnyside High School graduation. At the time, nine students, were apprehended by police on various charges, including trespassing on school property, possessing and consuming alcohol, and drug possession. The school district chose to allow the teens caught at that time to walk in graduation, pending good behavior the rest of the school year.

Also cited early this past Sunday morning were five minors under the age of 18, according to Schenck. They will be facing charges of minor in possession and/or consumption in juvenile court.

Three of the young men cited are 17 years old. A 16-year-old male and female were also cited.

Schenck said, at this time, it appears that none of the teens arrested and cited actually lived at the address. He said the department will be looking into who hosted the party.

"We've been aggressively targeting teen drinking parties. When we hear of them we do our best to arrest as many as possible," Schenck added.

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