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9 face charges after woodland party


August 01, 2010
STURBRIDGE — Eight area residents and an additional person are in hot water after allegedly trespassing on federal property late Tuesday night.

After receiving a report of a disturbance near Champeaux Road, police arrested Nathan Kelly, 25, of 96 Wallace Road, Jonathan Reilly, 21, of 65 Hanson Road, Charlton, and Jonathan Peloquin, 23, of 278 Little Alum Road, Brimfield. Each pleaded not guilty to counts of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and trespassing, during a Wednesday, July 28 arraignment at Dudley District Court. They are scheduled for a Sept. 9 pre-trial hearing.

Six others, including a 16-year-old juvenile, have each been summoned on charges of possession of alcohol under 21, they are: Harrison Albert, 18, of 28 Over The Top Road, Holland, Karen Myers, 20, and Hailey Myers, 18, both of 68 Town Farm Road, Brookfield, Megan Gardner, 17, of 315 Main St., Sturbridge, and Philip Babineau 20, of 9 Amber Road, Holland.

The incident started at 11:42 p.m. when police responded to an initial report of teenagers seen walking into a wooded area owned by the federal Army Corps of Engineers. Officers Pamela Desplaines and Joseph Lombardi traipsed into woods, heard loud voices and saw a fire nearby.

"We observed numerous alcoholic beverages scattered amongst the 'camp site' as many were drinking Bud Light," Lombardi wrote in his report of the incident. "We observed these parties either consuming or to be in immediate access to the alcoholic beverages that were present upon our arrival."

See Monday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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