At about 10:20 PM on Thursday members of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force with officers from the Irvington Police Department interrupted a alcohol party in Irvington Woods Park, in the area commonly referred to as "Bedrock," police said.
Police estimate that about 80 teenagers were at the party—upon police arrival, most of the youths fled into the surrounding woods.
Police held 10 subjects, who were subsequently transported to the . All were turned over to a parent or guardian. Five of the youths received summons for trespassing after hours while the other five were juveniles and not summonsed.
A court date of April 23 was set for those over 16.
All ten youths brought to headquarters were Irvington residents ,with the exception of one Tarrytown resident. The range of ages were 14-to-18 years. A large quantity of alcohol and a small quantity of marijuana were recovered at the scene, police said.
Police report that they have received and will be increasing their patrols in that area.
In a separate unrelated incident, members of the task force stopped a 17-year -old Irvington resident at the Shell gas station, on Broadway in Irvington at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday, after officers observed the apparent youth loading a vehicle with two cases of beer.
The vehicle was occupied by three other youths. A investigation into the matter revealed that the 17 year old had used another person's New York State Drivers License to make the purchase. Two of the vehicle's occupants (ages 18 and 19) admitted on the stop that they were under the influence of alcohol.
The driver was released at the scene, while the other three were transported to the Irvington Police Department.
The two passengers were released to parents and the third, who had made the purchase, was charged with Use of Fraudulent Identification, a misdemeanor charge, to Purchase Alcohol and Possession of Alcohol by persons Under 21 Years of age, both violations of the NYS Alcohol Beverage Control Act.
He is due in local court on April 23.