Underage party causes extensive damage at Braintree athletic field

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BRAINTREE, Mass. - A teenager was arrested in Braintree after an underage alcohol party at a high school's athletic field that caused extensive damage.

"It was tough to see,” said Archbishop William's High School Assistant Athletic Director Pete Umbrianna.

When police busted the party on Saturday night at the Archbishop William's High School football field, which is several miles away from the actual school, they arrested one local 17-year-old, while everyone else fled. It’s not the first time they’ve busted a party at the school.

Police found at least 75 beer cans and after the town cleaned it up on Saturday -- there was evidence of them doing it again the next night. The perpetrators even allegedly rammed an ATV quad through part of one building. The ATV was parked inside a garage at the school, and police think vandals broke a window to access it.

The suspect drove the ATV in circles around the turf field, ruining it, said police.

It’s more than just school officials and police that are fed up with these parties.

“There are kids hiding in the back yard and police want to check homes and basements because they were running and hiding from police,” said Stephanie Oriordan, a neighbor.

Police say some teens were seen being dropped off by their parents on the night of the vandalism.

“It seems like they come every weekend,” said Sandrine O'Brie, another neighbor.

Police say the problem seem to start last year and they have a plan to crack down on it.

 

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