Police arrest 13 on underage drinking charges

Staff Reports

Columbus police arrested four adults and nine juveniles, one as young as 14, for illegal consumption of alcohol after receiving a report of a disturbance in the 3700 block of West Suburban Court.

After arriving at 10:15 p.m. Friday, officers said they found several people younger than 21 in a garage at the residence and located several other juveniles in the basement, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers arrested the following adults for illegal consumption of alcohol:

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Benito Araujo, 18, 153 Central Park Ave., Seymour

Sarah Patrick, 18, 4711 Breckenridge Drive, Columbus

Elizabeth A. Ortega, 18, 6841 Harrison Drive, Columbus

Kennedy TL Staggs, 18, 3415 Westenedge Drive, Columbus

The four were released from the Bartholomew County Jail after each posted $2,500 bond, jail officials said.

Nine juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 were taken to the Bartholomew County Detention Center on charges of illegal consumption, Harris said.