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Underage drinking party results in citations and injuries

On August 21, at approximately 11:20 p.m. Troopers from the VSP Rutland barracks responded to a reported fireworks complaint and a possible assault at 335 Tamarack Lane in Rutland Town. Upon arriving on scene, troopers discovered a large amount of vehicles on the property and dozens of underage persons who had been found to be consuming alcohol. Numerous juveniles fled into the woods and many others were detained near the residence. Parents of the juveniles were contacted and were released into the custody of adults.

While troopers were attempting to locate many of the juveniles who fled into the woods, an unknown subject threw a rock from the woodline, striking a trooper in the leg. No injuries were sustained from the encounter.

A male who was taken into custody and placed in handcuffs, fled the immediate area and K-9 units from VSP and Rutland City Police Department were deployed to locate the intoxicated subject. The 17-year-old was located a short time later by a K-9 team and transported to the barracks where he was placed into protective custody.

Another partygoer who fled the scene cut and injured his leg while running. This individual was treated at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Several other juveniles who fled into a wooded area reported they had run into a barbed wire fence causing cuts to their arms and legs.

Further investigation revealed that 18-year-old Christopher Bohlig of Rutland Town, Vt. knowingly hosted the above mentioned under aged party at his residence. Bohlig was cited for the offense of Criminal Enabling on August 23 and processed at the Rutland Barracks.
These charges are pending in Rutland Superior Court (Criminal Division).