Police break up teen drinking party in Laconia

LACONIA — Police broke up an under-age drinking party at 1:27 a.m. on Sunday after getting a call about a large party at 197 Province Street.

Austin Kessler, 19, of 197 Province St. has so far been charged with one count of internal possession of alcohol.

Police said the circumstances surrounding the party are still under investigation.

According to police, when officers arrived the saw several people who were on a porch run into the home.

When police went to the door, the said they saw numerous beer cans, bottles and red solo cups strewn on the deck.

Police say many of the party goers ran behind the house into a wooded area and additional officers were called to the scene to assist with the people who were there and to look for those who fled.

Five people so far have been charged with unlawful/internal possession of alcohol. They ranged in age from 17 to 20.