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29 arrested for underage drinking

Updated: June 29, 2012 9:15AM

Twenty-nine people were arrested for underage drinking and one person was taken to the hospital for overconsumption of alcohol after Vernon Hills Police broke up an underage drinking party on May 13.

At 12:12 a.m., police received an anonymous 911 ambulance call at a residence in the 1700 block of Pebble Beach Way of a report of someone that drank too much, according to Vernon Hills Police Officer Sharon Joseph. Several officers arrived at the home and found some empty beer containers in the yard. Police contacted the homeowner who allowed officers in to search the house. Officers then went downstairs to the basement of the house where they found an underage drinking party of 29 people, between the ages 18 and 20, Joseph said. One of the individuals had consumed too much and was transported by paramedics to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was treated.

Joseph said about half of the other suspects submitted to portable breath tests and the other half declined but were still charged.

Charged with underage consumption of alcohol by a minor were Davaris Daniels, 19, of 1703 Pebble Beach Way; Riley M. Adkisson, 19, of 313 Admore Court; Matthew G. Veksler, 19, of 1938 N. Olympic Drive; Marcus E. Bradford, 18, of 301 Cypress Lane, Libertyville; Callie I. Duffin, 19, of 42 George Drive, Mundelein; Brian M. Berzanski, 19, of 1018 Thomas Blvd., Mundelein; Alyssa M. Mpistolarides, 18, of 20740 N. Clarice Ave., Prairie View; Maria M. Olex, 20, of 327 College, Iowa City, Iowa; Christopher E. Culver, 18, of 1702 Woods Way; Lauren E. Yacullo, 19, of 400 E. Alexandria Drive; Ryan S. Knopoff, 19, of 322 Colonial Drive; Daniel A. Kouchnirov, 19, of 424 Bay Tree Circle; Vadim Hrjapins, 18, of 1145 Museum Blvd., #705; Samantha N. Duros, 19, of 402 W. Camargo Court; Amber B. Bolke, 19, of 1887 Royal Birkdale Drive; Kathyrn M. Redig, 19, of 1895 Royal Birkdale Drive; Jannae L. Capozzoli, 18, of 300 Sutcliffe Circle; Elvis A. Campos, 18, of 901 Cherry Valley Road; Lawrence B. Bauman, 19, of 1308 Downs Pkwy., Libertyville; Austin S. Miller, 18, of 301 Juniper Pkwy., Libertyville; Mason W. Madej, 19, of 417 Chesterfield Lane; Lindsay R. Fettner, 19, of 1727 Saunders Road, Riverwoods; Victor L. Blanton, 19, of 402 Westmoreland Drive; Austin S. Pierce, 19, of 1700 Player Court; Courtney I. Oroark, 18, of 313 Sutcliffe Circle; Justin T. Opitz, 19, of 180 Knightsbridge Drive, Mundelein; Brendon T. Heneks, 19, of 207 Melody Lane; Megan L. Menotti, 19, of 1607 Cypress Pointe Drive; and Alexandra G. Larson, 19, of 201 Talawandra Hall, Oxford, Ohio. All the suspects were released and given notices to appear in court on June 14 in Mundelein.

The 39-year-old homeowner was not charged. Joseph said the homeowner claimed he was upstairs on the second floor watching television at the time of the party and was not aware there were so many kids in the basement or that they were consuming alcohol. Police determined the homeowner had not supplied the alcohol and there was not enough evidence to charge him with a social hosting violation, she said.

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