Cops: Couple charged after officers bust teen booze party
Updated 7:23 pm, Tuesday, September 8, 2015
A Long Lots Road couple faces charges after police said a large teenagers’ party — where alcohol was being consumed — took place at their home Saturday night.
The accused, however, deny the charges and say they were trying to break up the party.
Officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving complaints about a loud party shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, and when they arrived at the home, discovered a large number of teens running from the residence and empty beer cans were in plain view, police said.
Fred and Andrea Busk, identified as the homeowners by police, were home at the time of the party, according to the report.
When officers were preparing to issue a summons for violation of alcohol statutes, according to the report, Fred Busk refused to comply and walked away. He was charged with interfering with an officer and possession of alcohol by a minor in a public or private place.
Andrea Busk, 56, was cited for violating the same alcohol regulation.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Mark Sherman, the Busks’ defense lawyer, contended the couple was wrongfully charged.
“If the arresting officers had bothered to do just even a few minutes of investigation, then they would have learned my clients were acting swiftly and responsibly to stop all underage drinking activity at their home and in the vicinity,” Sherman said. “They were confiscating alcohol that teenagers tried to bring in, and poured these containers into the sink. They should be thanked, not arrested.”
Sherman said he believes the charges will be dismissed in court.
Bond for Fred Busk was set at $500 and he is scheduled to appear Sept. 14 at state Superior Court in Norwalk.