LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's that time of year and kids will be having parties. A warning for parents from police that if underage children are having a party at your home and drugs or alcohol are involved, you will be held responsible.
For one Louisville woman she said she came home and was shocked to find out what was happening at her house in the 2900 block of Windsor Forest Drive. Rachel Edmondson, 40, didn't want to go on camera on Monday but, over the phone says she got home early Friday morning and nearly 200 people were having a party at her house.
"The old saying goes, when the parents are away, kids will play," said LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell.
Edmondson said she wasn't home and her daughter was having a party. About 200 people showed up, many of them underage. When LMPD officers got to the home early Friday morning, they said cars were lining both sides of the street. It was so packed that neither an ambulance nor a fire truck would have been able to pass through.
According to an arrest report when officers tried to drive closer to the house, people were standing in the street and a 16-year-boy was intoxicated and was hitting the side of a police cruiser. Police said he was so drunk that he thought it would be funny to hit the police car.
"Nobody has the best judgment when they are intoxicated that goes for juveniles as well," said Mitchell.
Officers said many of the people at the party were underage and were trying to leave the party with beer and bottles of alcohol in their hands. Remnants of the party were still in scattered around the yard on Monday afternoon.
The arrest report says when police approached the home, the party goers were pushing each other around to get down the steps of the house that the railing and deck were swaying.
Edmondson said she tried to get the kids to leave her home. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Police said even though she wasn't at home and throwing the party, she's still responsible.
"You are the king or queen of your domain," said Mitchell. "You need to know what's going on at your home at all times."
Edmondson didn't spend much time behind bars, she was released on her own recognizance on Friday.
Police said if you come to find out that your children are having a party and you are not the there, the best thing is to call police.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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