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Glen Ellyn Police Make Underage Drinking Busts, Numerous Teens Charged

Teens were arrested and charged related to underage drinking in three separate incidents last week.

A number of teens were arrested and charged with underage drinking in Glen Ellyn last week in three separate incidents, according to police officials. 

In addition to a driver who was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after crashing into a home Oct. 8, three teens who were occupants of the vehicle were also arrested and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, according to the Glen Ellyn Police Department.

Vladimir Popov, 17, of the 100 block of South Milton; Roger Ochoa Jr., 17, of the 400 block of North Garfield in Lombard; and Leonard Joanidh, 18, of the 1900 block of Lancaster Lane in Wheaton, were arrested Oct. 8 in the first block of South Park Boulevard.

Glen Ellyn Police Department Deputy Chief Bill Holmer said the teens were passengers in the SUV driven by Anne Page, 17, of Glen Ellyn.

Later in the week, police made arrests related to underage drinking and violation of liquor law occupant responsibility, according to police reports. 

Two separate busts were made Oct. 11 at the same apartment complex. The first series of arrests was at 12:34 a.m. and the second round of arrests took place at 10:41 p.m., according to police. These arrests were made at 470 Raintree Court.

At 12:34 a.m., Glen Ellyn police arrested the following individuals and charged them with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor: Paul S. Minniti, 18, of the 300 block of Hillcrest, Lombard; Robert J. Minniti, 18, of the 300 block of Hillcrest, Lombard; and Amanda N. Moskos, 17, of the 3S200 block of Sequoia Drive.

At 10:41 p.m., Glen Ellyn police arrested Joseph S. Perri, 19, of the 200 block of South Prospect Avenue in Itasca, and charged him with possession of 30 grams or less of cannabis. Police also arrested Adam J. Budzinski, 20, of the 300 block of Theodore Lane, Itasca and Marco R. Bahena, 19, of the 500 block of Walters Lane, Itasca. Budzinski was charged with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and Bahena was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

One teen was included in both rounds of arrests on Oct. 11. Police arrested Jessica N. Elste, 18, of the 400 block of Raintree Court at 12:34 a.m. and again at 10:41 p.m. She was initially charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and violation of liquor law occupant responsibility, and then charged with violation of the liquor law occupant responsibility in the second round of arrests.

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Paul J. Keenon October 18, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I agree with Patch in including the names. The deterrent of being embarrassed is good discipline and then parents of other teens and young adults can be but on notice as to who they should be or should not allow their children to gather with and whose parties to stay away from. I have 12 children and 23 grandchildren. I am a concerned parent. While I don't condone the ban of all alcohol I consider it a great bane to our existence. I have never written to a news outlet before, but I am so concerned about the abuse of alcohol that I thought I must...Paul J. Keenon
Aaron October 19, 2012 at 12:33 AM
since alcohol is so widely accepted in the US maybe the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18. exposing children to elements at a younger age would perhaps prevent or reduce teenage binge drinking. children that are sheltered from the real world usually are prone to pushing the limits once released into the world.
Jim Hankes October 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
The best way to keep your name out of the police report is to stay out of the back seat of police cars.
Linda October 22, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Age 21 was not picked randomly as the drinking age. The human brain is still developing into the 20's, and can be significantly and negatively impacted when alcohol and/or drugs are introduced in the teen years.
Jen Temcio October 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Teens are not going to sit in their car outside of a party and decide that they shouldn't go in to avoid having their names published in the Glen Ellyn Patch. Good Grief! A deterrent, really? Perhaps for adults driving home from the bar, but these are teen aged children. Let families deal with their personal issues without adding public humiliation to the mix. Teens are kids that often make mistakes, they are not prepared to be the representative for the judgement of an entire family. "Public record" can be very personal and is not synonymous with "small town news".

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