Police break up 5 loud parties in Mission Hill

Authorities issue summonses for alcohol possession

Five loud college parties in the Mission Hill area were broken up by police last weekend, and several partygoers were summoned to West Roxbury District Court for alcohol-
related offenses, Boston police said.

Between midnight and 2 a.m. Saturday, Boston police, working with Northeastern University police, visited five addresses around the campus where students, some of them underage, were rowdy and drinking, authorities said.

At 12:11 a.m., officers responded to a party on Darling Street, where loud music was playing and several dozen students were seen drinking, police said. After police cleared the party, the three tenants of the house were summoned to court on charges of being minors in possession of alcohol.


At 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a call about a loud party on Calumet Street. When they arrived, officers noticed the party was spilling outside an apartment, with people on the street and sidewalk. Officers followed loud music to the third floor, where they said they witnessed drinking by minors. They cleared the apartment.

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Two tenants of the Calumet Street residence will appear in court to face charges of supplying alcohol to minors and being minors in possession of alcohol, police said.

Next, officers responded to 46 Alleghany St., where police said about 20 people were standing on a back porch drinking alcohol. Beer bottles were scattered around the deck, police said. Once officers entered the residence, they observed nearly 70 people crammed into all rooms of the apartment, many of whom appeared to be under 21, according to police.

Officers cleared the party when they could not locate the tenants of the apartment.

In another incident, just after 1 a.m., police arrived at 680 Parker St., where they observed two young males, who were later identified as being under 21, with open containers of alcohol. The youths will appear in court on charges of drinking alcohol in public, as well as of being minors in possession of alcohol, police said.


At 2 a.m., police responded to a report of a loud party at 63 Wait St. Officers said they saw several kegs and loudspeakers, and summoned the tenants to court on charges of supplying minors with alcohol and being minors in possession of alcohol.

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