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posted: 5/18/2012 12:17 PM

29 arrested at Vernon Hills underage drinking party

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Twenty-nine people were cited for underaged drinking by Vernon Hills Police following a house party, authorities said.

One person was also taken to the hospital for overconsumption of alcohol after police broke up the early morning party May 13 in the 1700 block of Pebble Beach Way.

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According to authorities, police received an anonymous 911 ambulance call at 12:12 a.m. with a report that someone drank too much and needed help, Deputy Chief Rick Davies said.

Officers went to the home and contacted the homeowner who allowed officers inside, Davies said.

In the basement, officers found an underage drinking party involving 29 people between the ages 18 and 20, Davies said.

Half of the suspects submitted to portable breath tests, while the other half declined but were still charged, he said.

Those charged with underage consumption of alcohol by a minor and living in Vernon Hills were:

Davaris Daniels, 19, of the 1700 block of Pebble Beach Way; Riley M. Adkisson, 19, of the 300 block of Admore Court; Matthew G. Veksler, 19, of the 1900 block of N. Olympic Drive; Lauren E. Yacullo, 19, of the 400 bock of Alexandria Drive; Ryan S. Knopoff, 19, of the 300 block of Colonial Drive; Daniel A. Kouchnirov, 19, of the 400 block of Bay Tree Circle; Vadim Hrjapins, 18, of the 1100 block of Museum Blvd.; Samantha N. Duros, 19, of the 400 block of W. Camargo Court; Amber B. Bolke, 19, of the 1800 block of Royal Birkdale Drive; Kathyrn M. Redig, 19, of the 1800 block of Royal Birkdale Drive; Jannae L. Capozzoli, 18, of the 300 block of Sutcliffe Circle; Elvis A. Campos, 18, of the 900 block of Cherry Valley Road; Mason W. Madej, 19, of the 400 block of Chesterfield Lane; Christopher E. Culver, 18, of the 1700 block of Woods Way; Victor L. Blanton, 19, of the 400 block of Westmoreland Drive; Austin S. Pierce, 19, of the 1700 block of Player Court; Courtney I. Oroark, 18, of the 300 block of Sutcliffe Circle; Brendon T. Heneks, 19, of the 200 block of Melody Lane; Megan L. Menotti, 19, of the 1600 block of Cypress Pointe Drive.

Charged from Libertyville were:

Marcus E. Bradford, 18, of the 300 block of Cypress Lake; Lawrence B. Bauman, 19, of the 1300 block of Downs Pkwy.; and Austin S. Miller, 18, of the 300 block of Juniper Pkwy.

Charged from Mundelein were:

Justin T. Opitz, 19, of the 100 block of Knightsbridge Drive; Callie I. Duffin, 19, of the 0 to 100 bock of George Drive; Brian M. Berzanski, 19, of the 100 block of Thomas Blvd.

Also charged were: Alyssa M. Mpistolarides, 18, of the 20000 block of N. Clarice Ave., Prairie View; Maria M. Olex, 20, of the 300 bloc of College in Iowa City, Iowa; Lindsay R. Fettner, 19, of the 1700 block of Saunders Road, Riverwoods; and Alexandra G. Larson, 19, of the 200 block of Talawanda Hall in Oxford, Ohio.

All the suspects were cited and given notices to appear in court June 14 in Mundelein, Davies said.

The 39-year-old homeowner said he was on the second floor of the home watching television at the time of the party and was not aware of the number of people in the home, and that alcohol was being consumed, Davies said.

"The homeowner was extremely cooperative and genuinely concerned when we showed up at the house," Davies said.

Joseph said the homeowner did not supply the alcohol and there was not enough evidence to charge him with a social hosting violation.

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