BARRON COUNTY — 34 people, ages 17-20, were cited and referred to Prime for Life Class for underage drinking after authorities in Barron County received a call regarding a parking complaint, according to a press release from Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.
On Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 11:02p, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a parking complaint on 26th Ave north of Cumberland. Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area and located a large party at a residence.
As a result of the investigation, 34 people, ages 17-20, were cited and referred to Prime for Life Class for underage drinking, 3 people were cited for underage drinking second offense, and 1 person was cited for hosting/permitting underage alcohol.
With prom and graduation season coming up, this is a good reminder to talk to your kids about the dangers of alcohol. While no serious injuries took place, an ambulance was called to this scene for a couple cases of mild hypothermia from people that fled from the scene but later returned. We have seen cases like this end in tragedy. Please do your part in keeping our kids safe. Talk to them about the dangerous of drugs and alcohol, if you hear something report it and never provide alcohol anyone under the age of 21. Together we can keep our kids safe.
This investigation remains ongoing as to the origin of the alcohol. Citations will be issued if the investigation reveals a source.
Remember Parents and Those Who Host Lost the Most.
— Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff
Last Update: Mar 28, 2023 6:56 am CDT