22 teens cited at underage drinking party; Total citations hit $6.3K

Police: Some attendees jump from second story of Darlington residence
22 teens cited at underage drinking party; Total citations hit $6.3K

Twenty-two teenagers who racked up $6,300 in fines during an underage drinking party will lose their driver’s license for three months, Darlington police said.

The Darlington Police Department is investigating an underage alcohol drinking incident that happened at a home on Main Street Saturday night, according to a release.

Officers discovered the incident around 1:55 a.m., and cited 22 people for underage alcohol consumption, officials said.

In addition to a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl, whose names are not being released by police, the following teenagers were cited for underage alcohol consumption: Anna Fitzsimons, 18, and Cole Gollmer, 17, both of Darlington; Jeremy Barnett, 19, Emily Burger, 19, Jayden Diaz Barnett, 17, and Joey Diaz Barnett, 17, all from Albany; Autumn Foster, 19, Alyssa McMahon, 17, Paige Gilman 19, Jacob Anderson, 18, Saisamorn Luangaram, 17, Alyson Abb, 19, Ashely Neuenschwander, 17, Terri Holmes, 18, and Matthew Siegel, 17, all from Monroe; Jordan Halvorsen, 18, and Mikayla Hanson, 17, both from Brodhead; Dylan Johnson, 18, of New Glarus; Ellorah Johnson, 18, of Juda; and Tristan Hill, 18, of Dodgeville.

Brodie Flannery, 22, of Darlington, and Dillon Varner, 23, of Blanchardville, face charges of hosting an underage alcohol party, officials said. Flannery was also cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Some people at the party managed to flee the scene by jumping out of windows, including from the second story of the building, according to the release. No injuries were reported.

“House parties of this magnitude are typically heard of in college towns or country settings, not in Darlington,” Darlington Police Chief Jason King said in the release. “I don’t recall there ever being one of this magnitude within the corporate boundaries of Darlington during my 21 years on the force. We intend to send a very loud and clear message to anyone involved in this case, or anyone out there who may think this sort of behavior is acceptable in Darlington, that it will not be tolerated. Underage drinking parties can disturb the peace and can lead to injuries, drug abuse, sexual assault, drunken driving and other undesirable behaviors.”

The incident remains under investigation, and more citations or charges may be issued as the investigation continues, officials said.