Teens Get Probation for Rowdy Party
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) _ Three teen-agers convicted of disorderly conduct for their roles in one of a series of rowdy parties were fined and placed on probation.
District Judge Maurice Richardson on Wednesday fined Joseph Bean and Linda and John Curran $200 each, placed them on supervised probation and continued the cases without a finding for a year, which means their records will be expunged if they do not get into further trouble.
Curran also was fined $565 for assaulting a Westwood police officer trying to break up the party. Police said the fine was to reimburse the town for the medical bills of the officer, who suffered a broken tooth and other injuries.
Bean, 17, of Westwood, was the host of the party, at which police said numerous teen-agers were illegally drinking alcohol. Ms. Curran, 19, and her brother, John, 17, are from Norwood.
Westwood Police Chief Francis Abbate has complained recently about teen-age rowdy parties and has chastised parents for leaving their children at home alone.