Two adults cited for holding teen drinking party, charging admission
Boise Police cited two adults this weekend with misdemeanors for being responsible for a large party in Columbia Village that included teenagers drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and tobacco from a hooka.
"Officers who responded to citizen complaints about the party say they found approximately 150 teens at the house filled with beer and hard liquor bottles, a sign charging $3 to get in, and signs directing teens how to mix alcohol with prescription medications," said Boise Police.
Boise Police were called by neighbors shortly after 10:00 p.m. Saturday night, Nov. 3. The neighbors had witnessed three teen boys attempting to break into a car and followed them to what lookedl ike a large house party on S. Rock Rose Place.
When the first two officers arrived, they saw what they estimated to be 150 teens in and around the house and the short street crowded with approximately 50 parked cars. A teen outside told officers the party was for a 16-year-old's birthday. Officers saw "between 25 and 30 young people" inside the garage of the house drinking and smoking from a hookah pipe. The front door was open and officers also saw people drinking in the house.
Two adults, later identified as Nathan Thurston, 21 of Boise, and Kristi Diamond, 38 of Boise, who had been upstairs, came down to speak with the officers. Although many of the teens ran off as the officers approached and entered the house, more than a dozen teens were taken into custody as additional officers arrived.
Both Diamond and Thurston were cited with misdemeanors.