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Published October 29 2011

Moorhead police charge 52 minors in house party bust

MOORHEAD – Fifty-two individuals were charged with minors consuming alcohol early Saturday morning after Moorhead police responded to a large, loud gathering at a south Moorhead residence.

When officers first arrived at 12:30 a.m. at 417 16th St. S., an estimated 40 people fled the residence and ran through adjacent yards, according to a release from Moorhead police.

Approximately 60 people were detained. Two people were charged with fleeing an officer on foot, and one was charged with providing a false name, the release stated.

Three individuals were charged with violating the city’s social host ordinance: Andrew Simmons, 21; Lewis Paul, 20; and William Chevalier, 23. All three live at the residence.