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St. Charles woman facing possible fine for hosting huge house party

Updated: December 12, 2012 6:41AM

A St. Charles woman has been cited with an ordinance violation after more than 70 juveniles — some of them drunk — partied at her house last weekend, according to St. Charles police.

Police were called to a house in the 200 block of Persimmon Drive at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 2 for a report of underage drinking.

When the first two officers arrived at the house, they found numerous cars and teenagers all over the block near the home. As the officers approached the house, some of the juveniles started running out the back door while others climbed out of windows, police said.

Additional officers were called and they were able to contain the remaining juveniles in the house. In total, police found 71 juveniles in the house between the ages of 14 and 18. The parents of 65 of those teens were called to pick up their children.

Police also found a large number of beer cans at the scene and four teens were charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

The homeowner, Lisa Lorenzini, 50, was charged with a social hosting ordinance violation. The city’s ordinance says anyone who does not take reasonable steps to prevent alcohol from being served on their property can be charged.

If found guilty, Lorenzini could be fined between $250 and $500, according to city ordinances.

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