Police Log: Craigslist Ad For Booze:
Sometimes you have to admire the ingenuity of small town criminals if they weren’t small town criminals.
For example an enterprising high school student from Marblehead, Mass. placed the following ad on craigslist…
“I am a high school student with a car and a Fake ID, I can help you get booze, call or text 781-XXX-XXXX.”
Again a criminal not realizing that other people do read craigslist and sometimes call the police.
Craigslist post #1235
Drugs post #27
Police: Underage Drinking Party Advertised On Facebook:
Police in Bessemer City, NC received a tip that an underage party was being advertised on Facebook.
When they went to the house of Steven Haney, and his girlfriend, Melissa Wilson they arrested the pair and charged 31 others for underage drinking.
And to top it all off Ms. Wilson was Tasered for failing to respond to police orders.
Remember what we say kids. Nothing is private on the internet. If you don’t want the cops to come to your house don’t post it on Facebook.
Restaurant’s alcohol license yanked over Facebook pictures:
A Restaurant called Mi Pueblo in Kennesaw, Georgia has had its liquor license revoked. All because somebody posted pictures of minors receiving alcohol from the restaurant on Facebook.
I would even lay odds it was one of those ‘Whooo, look how I drunk I was at Mi Pueblo’ while their Facebook had their age on it.
The business was also busted for workers that didn’t have valid work permits but show me one restaurant that does.
Salem cops follow Facebook to boozing youths:
As long as kids are stupid their underage drinking spots will keep getting busted.
For example this story from Salem, Mass. A place called the Bangkok Paradise was popular with the 18-20 crowd as they would post on their Facebooks and MySpaces that they were going to be at the Bangkok.
It didn’t take police long to put it together and basically raided the place finding 13 underage drinkers. As the article states one high school girl was even dropped off by her mother.
I don’t see why underage kids are in such a hurry to drink. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make a drunken ass out of yourself after you turn 21.
Army recruiter accused of meeting teens on MySpace:
22-year-old Richard Brenton of the Albany, New York area has been arrested for meeting 16-year-old girls on MySpace and getting them drunk. As much as some guys would like to think there is there is no altruistic reason for a 22-year-old Army recruiter to get two 16-year-olds drunk.
Police are saying that other charges may follow.
MySpace foils Wausau underage drinking party:
A couple from Wausau, Wisconsin were away from home for the weekend when they spotted something on their daughter’s MySpace. Apparently she was hosting a party unbeknown to her parents and posted the invitation on MySpace. Which we know is always a recipe for chaos.
The parents turned around and went home calling the police on the party goers.
29 underage drinking citations were issued.
Congratulations unnamed Wausau girl. You’re the latest recipient of the…
Red Forman Dumbass Award
(insert pic of Red here)
Red would like to invite your ass to a foot party.
Fight over Facebook evidence; gag order issued:
Former Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Jack Trudeau is in trouble for hosting a party that included several underage drinkers. It didn’t help that Trudeau’s daughter was bragging about all the alcohol that her parents bought on her Facebook.
That’s another drawback to social sites that I hadn’t thought of before. Your kids posting about your crimes all over the internet.
MySpace.com ad leads to alcohol charges for teens, adults:
Two undercover agents of the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement office busted a kegger in Asheville after the party was advertised on MySpace. In what was probably a MySpace bulletin the party was advertised as having a $5 cover for all the beer you could drink. Two “adults” were busted for the sale and possession of alcohol without a permit and aiding and abetting underage drinking. Seven youngsters were charge with underage drinking. Law enforcement found out about the party when someone faxed a copy of the invite to them.
More sage advice from your Ol’ Uncle Trench. If you’re holding a kegger and your legal but your patrons aren’t, you will take the fall alone.
Oregon police say underage kegger photos were posted on MySpace:
More people who just don’t get it that nothing on the internet is private.
This time a 17-year-old from Myrtle Creek, Oregon posted pictures on his MySpace of the kegger that his parents threw for him on his 17th birthday. In case you were wondering keggers involve alcohol.
Tipped to the public evidence, Myrtle Creek looked into the popular Internet site and identified everybody in the photos, arresting three adults on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to minors and citing nine minors.
Adults living at a house had bought a keg for their son’s birthday party, Chief Don Brown said.
“They were partying with the kids,” he told the Roseburg News-Review.
Brown said he was surprised by the potentially incriminating evidence he found when he took a brief cruise of the Web site, which advises users: “Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want the world to know.”
MySpace has been around for 4 years now. How is it that people still can’t grasp the concept of the “friends only” feature?