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Police bust underage drinking party in Hastings; five youths ranging in age from 12 to 15 cited

A drinking party in the 800 block of 10th Street West on June 3 in Hastings resulted in five citations for underage consumption. One 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds and two 15-year-olds were cited.

Police were called to the party just before midnight and eventually a boy let an officer in to the home.

He located three juveniles on the bed and one male hiding in a closet.

A partially-empty case of Miller Genuine Draft was found. One of the juveniles told the officer that the alcohol was provided by a resident of the home, who had left. An attempt to make contact with the homeowner is under way.

The parents of the individuals were contacted, and all the juveniles were turned over to their parents.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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