[Nameplate] Fair ~ 83°F  
High: 85°F ~ Low: 64°F
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

Sikeston DPS arrest teens at drinking party

Thursday, March 13, 2008

SIKESTON -- Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers have crashed another underage drinking party.

According to a Wednesday news release, DPS received a complaint at around 10 p.m. Saturday of a loud party on Sikes Street. Officers quickly responded to the home to find over 37 teens having a party.

Upon arriving, officers noticed alcoholic beverages were present and began separating underage subjects who were consuming alcohol from the teens who were not. After sorting out the partygoers, police allowed several teens who were not drinking to leave with a parent.

Eleven subjects were detained by police and are now facing charges of underage possession/consumption of alcohol. These teens were later released to their parents.

Currently, this case is still under investigation as officials have still not determined how the teens obtained the alcohol.

"Chief Juden has made it clear that we will not play favorites when it comes to illegal activities such as this. Similar cases in the past make this evident," said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS, in the news release. "Our officers will continue enforcing the laws set forth by the city of Sikeston and the state of Missouri. It is these standards which help greatly in keeping our youth safe."

McMillen urged citizens who believe there is an underage party under way in Sikeston to report it.