Sheriff busts drinking party next doo...

Sheriff busts drinking party next door to his home

There are 30 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 17, 2009, titled Sheriff busts drinking party next door to his home. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Northern Indiana police say a group of underage drinkers home from college threw a party at the wrong place -- right next door to the LaPorte County sheriff's house.

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D Chicago

Chicago, IL

#1 May 18, 2009
Dumb kids. If you're going to throw this type of party, at least have your intelligence report on the surrounding neighbors. Score one for the parents who requested the surveillance.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#2 May 18, 2009
Too funny. You have to wonder how the neighbors will feel when they get home. I'd personally buy the sheriff a beer (no irony intended) if he was my neighbor.

“Two heads are better than one.”

Since: Feb 09

Chicago Burbs

#3 May 18, 2009
Saluki Rod wrote:
Too funny. You have to wonder how the neighbors will feel when they get home. I'd personally buy the sheriff a beer (no irony intended) if he was my neighbor.
No need. He already has a couple 30 packs and a bottle of vodka.
block2727

Hobart, IN

#4 May 18, 2009
wtfc...why is this reported in the Trib? big deal...a couple teens get busted for drinkin'???gimme a break

Since: Sep 07

Chicago

#5 May 18, 2009
block2727 wrote:
wtfc...why is this reported in the Trib? big deal...a couple teens get busted for drinkin'???gimme a break
I don't get why people make comments like this. Should the paper only be about Obama and the market and gas prices? Should we eliminate the TV listings and comics and Dear Abby and sports and everything else you deem "non-essential?" I'm sure there is stuff you care about that others don't.
bob

New York, NY

#6 May 18, 2009
Want to work in Chicago. At least he seems to be an honest cop. You can be my neighbor. I live next to some drunks who work for the City and the local cops look the other way for every piece of property damage, noice, pissing in the yard and public drinking in the alley.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#7 May 18, 2009
Garth wrote:
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No need. He already has a couple 30 packs and a bottle of vodka.
Party on Garth.
Liberal and Proud

Mountain Lakes, NJ

#8 May 18, 2009
OK, I'm a little confused. Did the kids that threw the party live there? If so, wouldn't they have known there was a cop living next door?
Lame

Chicago, IL

#9 May 18, 2009
Why have the kids arrested and create such a hassle and bog down the criminal justice system? Just tell the parents and let them deal with it. Plus, these kids are in college! News brief to parents, college kids drink.
panties in a bunch

South Elgin, IL

#10 May 18, 2009
good for him! more people need to step up and crack down on underage drinking.
Comments

Lyons, IL

#13 May 18, 2009
Lame wrote:
Why have the kids arrested and create such a hassle and bog down the criminal justice system? Just tell the parents and let them deal with it. Plus, these kids are in college! News brief to parents, college kids drink.
News brief to "lame" -- underage drinking is against the law. Just because "everyone does it" does not make it OK or legal. I'm sick of the attitude of "it's OK; just look the other way; they're college students; it's what they do." As college students, they should know better. Should the sheriff have looked the other way? Then what if one of those UNDERAGE kids drove drunk and killed someone? It would come out that the sheriff knew it was going on and ignored it. He'd go to prison -- talk about bogging down the justice system.
Lame

Chicago, IL

#15 May 18, 2009
I just don't get the point of giving the kids a ticket. It really doesn't solve the "problem" with underage drinking. Kids are crazy, and always will be. It's called the ritual of life and throughout history the same cycle repeats itself over and over again. Some people make it through and some don't. That's just the way it is.
FapFap

Grove City, OH

#17 May 18, 2009
So where is the B&E charge on the sheriff. Obviously he was not invited into the house. Nor from the article was he given permission from the home owners. I smell a cover-up.
FapFap

Grove City, OH

#18 May 18, 2009
Comments wrote:
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News brief to "lame" -- underage drinking is against the law. Just because "everyone does it" does not make it OK or legal. I'm sick of the attitude of "it's OK; just look the other way; they're college students; it's what they do." As college students, they should know better. Should the sheriff have looked the other way? Then what if one of those UNDERAGE kids drove drunk and killed someone? It would come out that the sheriff knew it was going on and ignored it. He'd go to prison -- talk about bogging down the justice system.
I am sick of dirtbags like you that throw out the "what if" card. It makes you a pathetic chickencrap wussie.
JCC

Oak Park, IL

#20 May 18, 2009
A couple of thoughts on why a story like this deserve column inches in the Trib: 1) under-age drinking has always been a "fact of life" in the journey to adulthood but it seems to me that these days the emphasis is on binge drinking and drinking for the express purpose of getting falling-down drunk. I would suggest that most "kids" today don't have a clue that under-age drinking is a crime; 2) maybe the party "host" knew a police officer lived next door but kids have a way of believing that "it can never happen to me." That goes for STDs, getting pregnant, having an automobile accident while driving drunk or stoned, and so on. Also, anyone who has ever been a teenager, known a teenager or parented a teenager knows just how easy it is for one peron inviting her boyfriend over because "the folks are out for the evening" to evolve into a full-scale party with cases of beer and bottles of booze brought in by crashers. But, again, most kids think this can never happen to them. With prom and graduation time upon us, I am afraid we will hear many similar stories that don;t end as well.
What Ifs

Chicago, IL

#21 May 18, 2009
FapFap, don't be so hard on Comments what-if scenario.

What if none of these kids planned to drive home that night. What if they all planned to crash at the doofus's house (...really, you don't know your neighbor is not just a cop, but the Sheriff), and soberly drive to brunch the next morning for an intellectual debate on the arbitrary nature of vice laws.
Dave

Chicago, IL

#22 May 18, 2009
Walked into the home's basement? What a jerk. These charges should be thrown out if contested.
panties in a bunch

Quincy, IL

#24 May 18, 2009
What Ifs wrote:
FapFap, don't be so hard on Comments what-if scenario.
What if none of these kids planned to drive home that night. What if they all planned to crash at the doofus's house (...really, you don't know your neighbor is not just a cop, but the Sheriff), and soberly drive to brunch the next morning for an intellectual debate on the arbitrary nature of vice laws.
I could totally pin you in under five seconds just so you know.
FapFap

Grove City, OH

#25 May 18, 2009
panties in a bunch wrote:
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Listen up, I will cover you up in a white fluid and make your mom watch. Bumbum raper, go take another methball.
say again you ignorant pedophile
FapFap

Grove City, OH

#26 May 18, 2009
panties in a bunch wrote:
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I could totally pin you in under five seconds just so you know.
you like to masturb ate in front of school children don't you?

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