Law enforcement responds to alcohol-soaked house party
Eleven juveniles found with pot in Mt. Peale home
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Officers from Moab Police Department responded to Mt. Peale Drive on Saturday, Jan 20 to assist a Grand County Sheriff’s deputy that was involved in a foot pursuit of juveniles from a house party. Once officers arrived at the home a deputy reportedly asked for permission to enter, which was denied by a teenager claiming the officers needed a warrant. Officers then asked the owner’s son if it was OK to enter the house. According to a police report, MPD officers then called the owner of the home and permission was granted to enter. After the door to the house was opened, officers reported rounding up a total of 11 juveniles various bedrooms. According to the police report those juveniles were ordered to sit on the couches until San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputies could respond.

“During the round up of the kids in the house there were multiple illegal substances in plain view as we walked in one the bedrooms of the residence,” the report states. “The substances were a medium-sized jar with marijuana inside, along with a pipe or two. There was also alcohol everywhere in the house, in the kitchen area, and the front room of the house.”

While assisting an SJCSO deputy that was tracking other juvenile on foot in the wash behind the house, an MPD officer stated he noticed a truck picking up someone on the side of the road. During a traffic stop of the vehicle the officer determined it was the driven by the parents of one of the juveniles and the officer ended up making the group return to the house.

Because of juveniles being involved in the case, the SJCSO has declined to state whether any arrests were made or citations issued.

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