Cortlandt Parents Charged After Hosting Underage Party

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The parents of a 17-year-old Walter Panas High School student were charged Saturday by Cortlandt State Police with hosting an underage drinking party for 80 to 100 youths in their home at 201 Buttonwood Avenue.

Police responded to the residence at about 11:25 p.m. after receiving a complaint about several vehicles blocking the flow of traffic on Buttonwood Avenue, across from Hudson Valley Hospital Center. As troopers arrived at the home, several of the party goers from Walter Panas, Lakeland and Hendrick Hudson high schools ran from the area.

An investigation revealed there was evidence of alcohol and marijuana at that party and Byron Alvarez, 17, was the host. He told police he was unable to control how large the gathering had become. Police said both of his parents, Bolivar Alvarez, 37, and Gladys Alvarez, 38, were home and aware of what was happening in the residence.

Bolivar and Gladys Alivarez were arrested for unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, for allowing the underage drinking and for their 12-year-old daughter being inside the residence while the party was going on. In addition, Byron Alvarez was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol, a violation.

All three were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Cortlandt Justice Court January 18 at 9 a.m.

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