Mentor Police Break Up Teenage Drinking Party In Storage Unit

Officers busted 15 teenagers throwing a party in a unit at Uncle Bob's Storage

Mentor Police broke up a drinking party that teenagers were throwing Friday night in a storage unit at , according to the department's Facebook page.

A witness spotted teens parking in a nearby lot and crawling underneath Uncle Bob's fence, so they called police.

When officers arrived, they could hear loud music and shouting coming from the unit, as well as a single extension cord.

Police disconnected the cord and the music stopped. Then the overhead door on the storage unit opened.

Police saw about 15 teenagers partying in the unit.

The teens had set up a beer pong game inside of the unit, as well as couches, chairs and a Christmas tree of beer cans, according to police.

Officers arrested four adults and five juveniles for alcohol and marijuana violations. The suspects' names have not been released yet.

ED December 04, 2011 at 02:30 PM
I'm really impressed by such an innovative use for a storage unit and impressed by how tastefuly it was furnished. I particularly liked that the fact that patriotism was shown by flying the flag and the season was remembered with Christmas decorations. Many youth don't have any appreciation for such traditions today When I was a youth we didn't have places like this and had to drink beer and smoke pot in the woods. Of course the upside is that we made it much more difficult for the police to apprehend us when we could scatter in all directions.
Pathfinder December 04, 2011 at 04:12 PM
I have to agree with Ed. "A" for effort, kids. The decorations and flag are a nice touch, though I have to say, loud music in a storage unit after dark is probably going to attract some suspicion. Rookies.
ED December 05, 2011 at 04:02 AM
"loud music in a storage unit after dark is probably going to attract some suspicion"...That's why I wanted to point out to the delinquents how we did our partying when I was young. A lot of them may not want to take the advice from old fogies like me, but often times the old way is the best way.
Ewais December 05, 2011 at 05:22 AM
There were at least 3 in Uncle Bob's last year. Ours made it from November to April. There was another that started before us and shut down at the same time. I don't know about the other. None of us got arrested. =/ The music usually does not get heard because people usually don't arrive until late and it's in an area surrounded only by businesses... plus, people usually aren't walking and the music isn't audible in a car. It appears that they broke the parking and checking for car rules. =/
Zach December 05, 2011 at 02:26 PM
These kids are retarded. There is no possible way you could get away with this. I promote the decorations and recognition of our savior Jesus christ, but to disgrace Christmas in such a way of smoking narcotics and drinking natural light Is dispicable. Teach them a lesson in court lake county. #psalms 32
ED December 05, 2011 at 02:56 PM
Although I respect your beliefs, in many ways Christmas has become a secular holiday. In fact, although there is considerable controversy about this in the Jewish community, some reformed Jews celebrate Christmas in their own way. After all the Jews do not deny the existence of Jesus and believe he was a great philosopher, just not the Messiah. As an aside, Jesus' trial and execution were really a political matter rather than religious one. In addition, many Christmas traditions are pagan in origin and predate Christianty. No, I'm not Jewish.
Pathfinder December 05, 2011 at 03:12 PM
What could have less to do with the "Christian" meaning of Christmas than a Christmas tree, lights, etc? Well regardless, I could make a pretty good argument that beer is a wondrous gift from God. :-)
ED December 05, 2011 at 03:33 PM
"What could have less to do with the "Christian" meaning of Christmas than a Christmas tree"...Yes IIRC Christmas trees, mistletoe and holly are Druid in origin.
Ewais December 05, 2011 at 03:42 PM
Christmas essentially began as a pagan holiday. Also, they just gave out tickets (to the people who were drunk at least). Only one person got a weed violation.
ED December 05, 2011 at 05:12 PM
Some of the great men in history were extremely heavy drinkers. Two of the best known are Ulysses S. Grant and Winston Churchill. Both drank heavily from their early '20's until they died. Although, I grew up in the 50's before marijuana use became accepted by whites, I think it is mostly a problem that the government has created, probably because at one time it was the drug-of-choice of African-Americans.
phil December 05, 2011 at 08:01 PM
Shut up ed!!!!
Pathfinder December 05, 2011 at 08:14 PM
Oh, I don't know, I think Ed's pretty funny. Keep it coming, I say. Got any biblical week smack to run? BTW, Ulysses S. Grant: great general, horrible president. Just say'n.
Dane December 05, 2011 at 08:43 PM
I think this shows a bright spot in our community. Our kids are out socializing in real life rather than facebooking or playing Playstation. Who cares If they're breaking some dumb law. I always bout my kids beer and had all their friends over because I feel l Ike kids
Dane December 05, 2011 at 08:45 PM
Like the kids need to socialize. The cops don't have enough handcuffs for all the kids like this, they won't ever stop it. Mentor police need to worry about murders not breaking and entering in a kids space. They paid for that electricity not the police.
Connie December 06, 2011 at 03:50 AM
So did Ulysses S. Grant get into a 2000lb car and drive after his drinking? @@ Where do people come up with these ideas that this type of behavior is to be commended?
getoveryourself December 06, 2011 at 04:10 AM
Connie relax, these guys slept at the unit for that exact reason, are you that much of a prude that you don't believe in kids having fun? You only live once and half of these guys are honor roll students and all of these guys are great people, they didn't hurt anyone, they didn't steal or destroy property they worked jobs to pay for what they wanted. Every young person has made mistakes, get over it, this doesn't make them bad people or criminals all this should be is a story to look back on 20 years from now.
getoveryourself December 06, 2011 at 04:13 AM
If one of these young men were your child would you feel the same way? And if you for one second think your kid (if you have any) has never done anything illegal, well in so many words your a ass. Even the officers made comments about the set up these guys had and how clever it was. Now for lack of better words...put that in your pipe and smoke it
Unit 56 Owner LCHS December 06, 2011 at 05:06 AM
I was a part owner of one of the 4 other units that lasted over a year last year. Almost every night people were there consuming alcohol and smoking pot. we never bothered anyone because it wasn't by any residents. No body ever drove home drunk or overdosed on drugs/alcohol. people need to stop being so conservative. if we never had that unit, we would be at someone else's house doing the exact same thing bothering the neighbors. when we went there we didn't bother anyone... I think this article is hilarious by the way
ED December 06, 2011 at 03:26 PM
No one here has been accused of or cited for DWI or DUI or whatever the charge is in Ohio. The only way to completely eliminate drinking and driving is to either eliminate drinking or eliminate driving or eliminate both.
EwaisDos December 06, 2011 at 06:01 PM
free jamie
EwaisDos December 06, 2011 at 06:02 PM
they are all good kids people need to chill. no one was harmed #haters
Ewais Tres December 06, 2011 at 06:28 PM
Let my people go!
ED December 06, 2011 at 07:48 PM
Maybe you could start an internet support group like freejamie.org or something like that.
ED December 06, 2011 at 07:51 PM
Who do you think you are, Moses?
Dr. Poluse December 06, 2011 at 10:38 PM
If you believe any of these kids was doing wrong, you must have attended Broadmoar. If you dont know what Broadmoar is, then you where probably a Deepwood resident. Okay back on topic. These kids arnt the inventors of this idea, neither are they the only fifteen kids we have ever seen consuming. I think we are all blowing it out of proportion just because we are either jealous and/or intimidated by these kids skill in the art of boozing. The Mentor Police are always looking for someone to pick on because they dont have the nuts to go after the real criminals. Small things like this wont ever stop. Dumb people.
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