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Underage party busted in Mitchell

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell man was arrested Friday after Mitchell Police broke up an underage drinking party on South Montana Street.

John Heng, 33, was arrested for furnishing a place for a beverage law violation, a misdemeanor.

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Mitchell Police officers and a Davison County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call at midnight on Friday of a loud boom in the 700 block of South Montana Street, according to Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch. Upon arrival, law enforcement engaged in a short foot pursuit of male juveniles who allegedly had been looking into vehicles in the area. In searching the area, officers found what appeared to be an underage drinking party at 723 S. Montana St.

Heng met officers outside and told them there were underage juveniles drinking alcohol in the house.

Reinesch said Heng allowed officers to enter the home where they cited four 18-year-olds with underage drinking and petitioned at least 10 children under the age of 17 into juvenile court for drinking alcohol.

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