Teen Arrested After Hiding During Bust Of Underage Drinking In New Canaan

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A teenager was arrested after hiding from New Canaan police officers in a closet as they busted an underage drinking party in town last week, police said.  

Gene Bird

Gene Bird

Photo Credit: New Canaan Police

Officers went to a home at 538 Laurel Road to break up a suspected underage drinking party on the night of Thursday, Aug. 3, police said. 

A resident of the home, Patrick Griffin Edmonds, 19, was issued a misdemeanor for permitting a minor to possess alcohol and possession of alcohol by a minor, police said. He was issued a court date of Aug. 16.

But Gene Bird, 19, of New Canaan, hid in a closet on the second floor of the home and refused requests from officers to come out, said police. 

He was charged with interfering with an arrest and released on a promise to appear in court Aug. 17. 

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