Citations issued in Castleton drinking parties
By Brent Curtis
Staff Writer | November 13,2012
CASTLETON — Four people, including two Castleton State College football players, were arrested and an unknown number of civil violations were handed out during a pair of police raids on underage drinking parties during the weekend.
As part of a Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team detail, officers with the Castleton Police Department, Vermont Liquor Control and Vermont State Police focused their efforts on Castleton this weekend, where state police Sgt. Joel Davidson said complaints about underage drinking had been received.
On Saturday night, police interrupted two allegedly illegal gatherings. The first was on Mechanic Street near the Castleton Village School where minors were found drinking from a keg of beer. The person who police say bought the keg, William Stuhler, 21, was arrested and issued a citation for enabling minors to consume alcohol. Davidson also said minors who had consumed alcohol were issued civil violations but he did not specify how many tickets were issued.
At the second party, three Castleton State College students were arrested, Davidson said. The students, Preston M. Jones, 21, Cameron M. Laundry, 21, and Cleveland A. Burwell, 22, were issued citations for enabling minors to consume alcohol, Police say that two of the three men are members of the school’s football team and were hosting a party following their game that day.
Two civil violations were issued to minors who consumed alcohol at that party located on the college campus.
Jeff Weld, a spokesman for the college, said Monday that Laundry and Burwell, both seniors, would sit on the sidelines Saturday when the Spartans play in an ECAC Northwest Bowl game at St. John Fisher but will remain members of the team. Jones was a former member of the team who has not played this year, Weld said.