Moses Lake Police shuts down teen party in abandoned home

When police officers arrived they found one light source, a single lamp powered by an extension cord plugged into a neighbor’s house.

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MOSES LAKE- Maybe a warning to young adults as the Halloween holiday approaches… An underage party in a vacant house went up in smoke last weekend as Moses Lake Police officers responded to a report of more than 50 teens and young adults in a foreclosed home.

When officers arrived they found one light source, a single lamp powered by an extension cord plugged into a neighbor’s house. In a post to their Facebook page, Moses Lake police said the light was no match for the cloud of marijuana smoke hanging in the house, littered with solo cups.

Officers were able to surround the house without being detected, making their presence known as party-goers scrambled to hide contraband. Officers spent three hours processing party-goers and releasing minors to parents, booking the planner of the party into Grant County Juvenile for burglary and furnishing alcohol to minors.

Police officials say a report will be filed with the Prosecutor’s office requesting criminal trespass charges against those who attended the party, as well as alcohol and marijuana charges against those who illegally possessed those substances.