Police bust second underage drinking party in two nights in Zionsville


For the second time in two nights, police broke up a party with underage drinking in Zionsville.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip at approximately 11:45 p.m. June 24 that people younger than 21 were consuming alcohol at a home in the 400 block of N. 1000 E.

BCSO deputies and a Zionsville Police Dept. officer approached the residence and heard yelling and loud talking from the back patio. They saw what appeared to be several juveniles and alcoholic beverage cans nearby.

Police detained all involved after some attempted to flee and arrested four 18-year-old adults who were charged as a minor in possession of alcohol. They were taken to the Boone County Jail.

“We will continue to be aggressive in fighting these underage drinking parties. We will make sure that the juveniles and anyone under the age of 21 are held accountable as well any adult that is furnishing the alcohol,” Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen stated. “I have seen the aftermath of these parties turn into tragedies many times over the course of my career. Research supports that alcohol is one of the gateway drugs to future escalating drug use in teens. This makes exposing this issue to our community even more important.”

Zionsville and Whitestown police officers found 17 underage people allegedly drinking at a party just before 1 a.m. June 24 in the 6900 block of Old Hunt Club Road.

Nielsen urges anyone with information about a party with underage drinking to report it to Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 317-262-8477 or visiting CrimeTips.org.