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Couple Charged After Semi-Conscious Teen Found At Northern Westchester Underage Party

Laurel Boeck Photo Credit: Bedford Police Department
John Boeck Photo Credit: Bedford Police Department

This story has been updated.

An underage drinking party in which a 16-year-old was found in a semi-conscious state resulted in the arrests of a Northern Westchester couple, the Bedford Police Department said on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Police said they received a 911 call at around 9:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 reporting that a teenage girl was unconscious at a home on MIllbrook Road in Bedford.

Police say when they arrived, 30 to 40 youths ran from the residence.

An investigation revealed the girl consumed a large amount of alcohol and also smoked marijuana, police said. She was transported by Bedford Fire Department ambulance to Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount KIsco for treatment.

Further investigation by Bedford Police revealed two adults were at home at the time: 54-year-old John Boeck and 59-year-old Laurel Boeck.

The two turned themselves in at Bedford Police Headquarters about 9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4.

They were each charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of social host law violation.

The two were processed and released and due back in the Town of Bedford Justice Court to answer the charges on Feb. 20.

Jeremy Saland, an attorney representing the Boecks, told Daily Voice, "Despite their vigilance, the Boecks were absolutely unaware kids snuck alcohol into their basement during their daughter’s Sweet Sixteen party.

"Although it might not have been necessary, upon learning of the alcohol consumption they took the responsible step and called 911 just as any parent would do in a similar situation."

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