Tonawanda News

March 31, 2013

Drinking party leads to several charges

The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — One teen was brought to an area hospital and nine people face various charges after Niagara County sheriff’s deputies busted up an underage drinking party Friday night in a Lockport apartment.

Seven people between the ages of 16 and 20, including two North Tonawanda youths, were charged with possession of alcohol under the age of 21 while the apartment’s tenant was charged with giving or selling alcohol to underage people. A ninth person was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration after he attempted to flee.

Deputies were dispatched to 6485 Dysinger Road to investigate a complaint of a vehicle driving through the grass between buildings. The complainant told deputies there was a lot of extra cars parked in the lot and said that there has been a lot of people in and out of the building. After entering the building, deputies found a large party in apartment 3.

One of the people attending the party, a 15-year-old female, was taken to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport after she was found vomiting in a garbage can.

According to a shierff deputy’s report, there was a large quantity of beer throughout the apartment and in one bedroom there was a beer pong table set up, with people still playing.

“As patrol walked into the beer pong bedroom there were people bailing out of the room’s window,” the report states.

Everyone inside the apartment was advised by deputies that no one was leaving. Deputies put a stop to the game and requested identification from everyone.

Seven people, all under 21, admitted to drinking alcohol while at the party.

Because she was “highly intoxicated,” the 15-year-old was evaluated by firefighters from the Rapids fire district and then transported to ENH-Lockport for evaluation. Her mother was also contacted and advised of the situation.

While checking on who needed rides home, deputies noticed Damian A. Mavrak, 21, 48 Johns St., standing in the hallway. According to the report, Mavrak “took off running out the back door,” and deputies chased him, catching Mavrak at a nearby address. He was charged with obstructing governmental administration and was held on $500 bail at the Niagara County Jail.

Glenn R. Papp, 20, the apartment’s tenant, allegedly told deputies that he got home “a short time ago and came home to a party.” Deputies charged Papp with unlawful dealing with a child as a result of the 15-year-old’s condition. He was released on an appearance ticket.

Deputies made sure all of the party’s attendees had a way to get home safely.

The seven charged with possession of alcohol under the age of 21 are:

Ryan C. Giles, 19, 489 Niagara St.

Andrew Huffman, 17, 488 Wallace St., North Tonawanda.

Brionna M. Juliana, 5030 Escarpment Drive, Town of Lockport.

Anshley S. Leithner, 19, 309 Fredericka St., North Tonawanda.

Zack J. Mullins, 17, 1329 Master St., North Tonawanda.

Nicholas T. Ostrowski, 20, 427 South St., Lockport.

Amanda C. White, 17, 442 Homecrest Drive, Amherst.

They are all due to appear at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lockport Town Court.