Group of minors caught partying near Marengo

WOODSTOCK – A teen faces multiple charges related to an underage drinking party in an unincorporated area of McHenry County near Marengo, according to police.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious person in the 4500 block of Millstream Road about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release. Deputies arrived and found 11 minors partying and drinking alcohol in a wooded area.

Investigators later determined that a 17-year-old boy was the host of the party, the news release stated. He also was found in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles.

The 10 other minors were issued citations for underage drinking and turned over to their parents.

The teen was processed as a juvenile and released to his parents.

– Lawerence Synett