Where are the minors getting the booze?? Every event it seems, there is a list as long as my arm of teenagers with booze. I hope the Justice system does not just give them a ticket and collect the fine. I would hope SOMEONE is following up and determine where the booze came from. If the alleged underage drinker does not co-operate, then the fine should be raised very high, with jail time as an alternative. Otherwise it will not stop. Obviously the high level of arrests and news coverage does not work. It would appear that there is no accountability. I hope the various law enforcement agencies read this.
Eight people arrested during Zac Brown concert at Darien Lake
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on June 24, 2013 - 8:49am
The following people were arrested Sunday by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Zac Brown Band concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.
Thomas R. Cartere, 22, Graver Road, Niagara Falls, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue.
Patrick J. Conte, 22, Cayuga Road, Niagara Falls, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue.
Michael J. Adornetto, 24, Foxhunt Lane, East Amherst, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance at the concert venue.
Michael P. Kedley, 35, Daytona Avenue, Webster, is charged with disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance as he was being ejected from the concert venue.
Samuel J. Carrigan, 50, Hayes Road, Montour Falls, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance as he left the concert venue.
Sandra C. Bauer, 53, Meadow Drive, Boston, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.
Nicholas H. Nadrowski, 20, Lakeview Road, Lakeville, is charged with trespass and resisting arrest after reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. Nadrowski then allegedly fought with deputies while being arrested.
Brittany D. McGown , 23, Ash Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, was arrested for trespass after allegedly entering the concert venue without a ticket. McGown was released on $100 pre-arraignment bail.
The following people were issued citations for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21:
Alyssa T. Berkholder, 20, California Road, Orchard Park
Keegan M. Phalen, 20, South Willow Road, East Aurora
Jillian K. Voit, 18, South Woodland Ridge, Elma
Valerie A. Zgoda, 20, Preserve Road, West Seneca
Alexis M. Loffredo, 18, Palecrest Court, West Seneca
Jillian M. Polinski, 19, Valley View Drive, Elma
Nolan A. Ringo, 20, Valley View Drive, Hamburg
Cameron J. Coon, 16, Queens Lane, Hamburg
Christina A. Steck , 19, Enchanted Forest, South Depew
Rebekah S. Czerniak, 20, Fairview Drive, Alden
Jonathan A. Voss, 17, Bekoda Road, Scottsville
Jonathan K. Cappotelli, 19, West Main Street, Caledonia
Daniel P. Biggins, 19, County Road #11, Rushville
Rachel A. McConnell, 18, South Wind Way, Rochester
Brianna J. Jager, 18, Evergreen Drive, Rochester
Amanda T. Winkler, 20, McKinley Parkway, Blasdell
Alyssa C. Winkler, 18, McKinley Parkway, Blasdell
Ryan A. McGillicuddy, 17, West Pleasant Drive, Eden
Sarah M. Deberardinis, 19, Prospect Street, Angola
(name redacted upon request), 19, Chase View Road, Fairport
(name redacted upon request), 20, Whitney Road, Fairport
Bradley E. Wellenzohn, 18, East Rolling Hills Drive, Orchard Park
Tyler J. Hayden, 18, Ridgewood Road, Buffalo
(name redacted upon request), 18, Canterbury Trail, Fairport
Courtney J. Simon, 17, Atlantic Avenue, Fairport
Hannah C. Larson, 19, Cable Street, Buffalo
Danielle M. T. Pratts, 18, Fremont Avenue, West Seneca
Carly R. Hatten, 20, North Creek Road, Lakeview
Rebecca M. Bentley, 19, Cassandra Circle, Churchville
Kaila S. Fox, 20, South Prince Street, Depew
In PA, if you buy a bottle of liquor at the liquor store, the bar code is scanned and entered into a database. That way, if someone under 21 is caught with it, it can be traced back to the buyer.
Jason... That is a step in the right direction, but most "I hear" are in thermos, or other containers not obvious. I was just wondering what if anything happens in trying to find out where they get the booze? Or do they just collect a 50.00 fine and forget about it?
My guess is that given limited resources, the police aren't willing to spend much extra time tracking down booze suppliers. Especially at events like this where citing underage drinkers is like shooting fish in a barrel.
Hmmm...how about setting the legal drinking age back to 18? At 18, people can join the military, sign a contract, get married, make babies, but not have a beer? How about society hold people accountable for their actions, rather than trying to protect people from their selves? How about we allow people to make their own bed?
"Hold people accountable for thier actions?"
This is 2013 "Mommy will protect you"
but seriously, I agree!!! 100% until and/or unless people start taking personal responsability for thier actions....nothing changes.....
That's why the paper (or the batavian) is filled with DWIs every week,
people know they can get away with it!
"That's why the paper (or the batavian) is filled with DWIs every week,
people know they can get away with it!"
I'm still scratching my head at the statement above.
gary, do you care to share with us how these people get away with a dwi ?
Wait a minute!
Last year at this time half the people posting comments about underage drinking blamed the Hill. Darien Lake claimed that the problems came from the Hill, including people who got into fights with other customers and security. I heard management were high fiving at the Lake when they successfully shut down parking on Sumner Rd. The town had allowed parking off site. They felt that with all the noise, litter and inconvenience, if we could make a few bucks, it would offset some of the annoyance. The Hill and one other site ran parking as a business, collecting sales taxes and paying income taxes on the receipts.
At last night's concert, kids were standing on their cars in the parking lot for hours doing beer bongs in full view of Darien Lake Security. And while some gates didn't allow walk ins, others did. In addition to the excessive drinking, people were urinating in the direction of a number of children ages 4-12 years old who were attending a party. I think that is called lewd behavior. When confronted, grown men and women just shouted obscenities and continued urinating... Security passed the buck to the sheriff, the sheriff deputies said call security.
People who don't know about the new "no walk ins" rule who are trying to get into the concerts have no respect for private property. Trespassing is "normal." Four kids were on my property and it looked like they were trying to case my house to go inside. [I will say that the sheriff deputies and security responded quickly to that problem.]
The back gate is now being used as an entrance to parking and Sumner Road becomes blocked for well over an hour in both directions. And before anyone says you knew what it was like when you moved there, my family has owned this house for over 50 years, the neighbors on either side for over 30 years...long before the PAC was in its current location. Darien Lake was just a lake and a few paddle boats then.
The general manager has a new telephone extension and it is unavailable to the neighbors. Security apparently has a new extension too. No one knows what that is either. Management has made it clear that they don't care about the neighbors concerns. Every year we have to address the same issues. From problems with fans to employees playing the sound system in the PAC at 4 AM. Fireworks every night that can be heard in Corfu, trash and litter. Darien Lake did move the portapotties that used to be right near the fence at the back of our property when I told them how terrible the stench was.
I'd like to invite Howard to come and sit in our yard during Dave Matthews and Vans Warped Tour. Witness for yourself what goes on in the BACK parking lot.