Boise police ticketed a 38-year-old woman on a misdemeanor disorderly house and contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges after breaking up a party in Columbia Village Saturday night where officers say dozens of teens were drinking alcohol.
Police say Kristi L. Diamond lives at the home in the 5900 block of S. Rock Rose Place and was upstairs while about 150 teens partied below. Police say they saw teens drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana before they went into the home.
Police also say they found beer and hard liquor bottles inside, a sign charging teens $3 to get in, a sign with instructions on how to mix prescription medication with alcohol and a sign advertising drinks like lattes mixed with Xanax (an anti-anxiety medication that is also used as a drug of abuse) and vodka.
While many teens ran away when police arrived at the home, officers were able to keep more than a dozen at the house until their parents arrived to take them home. Those teens were not given tickets.
Police began their investigation around 10 p.m. after getting a call from the public that three boys were seen trying to break into a parked car near the South Yarrow Place and East Lake Forest Drive intersection in Columbia Village. The callers then followed the boys and watched them go to the party at South Rock Rose Place.
When police arrived moments later, they saw about 150 teens in or near the home, including a group of about 25 drinking alcohol and smoking from a large hookah pipe in the garage. Officers could also see teens inside the home drinking alcohol. A teen standing outside the home told police it was a girls 16th birthday party.
Police say Diamond and 21-year-old Nathan H. Thurston were at the home at the time. Thurston, who does not live at the home, was ticketed for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Police reports do not say how officers suspect the teens acquired the alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs. The delinquency charges for the adults are for providing the place where the party was held. Police officials did say the case is still under investigation and more charges are possible.