By Bay City News Service
Novato police issued several citations to juveniles who were drinking alcohol during a party Saturday night in the San Marin neighborhood.
At about 8:50 p.m., plain-clothes officers conducting a youth alcohol prevention enforcement spotted a large group of juveniles in the 200 block of San Marin Drive, police said.
Officers contacted an adult resident of a home that had about 40 juveniles in it, some who were consuming alcohol, police said. Several juveniles fled when officers arrived.
One juvenile was cited for minor in possession of alcohol; another was cited for public intoxication; and two juveniles were cited for possession of marijuana, police said.
The adult resident was cited for the social host-Novato municipal code violation, according to police.
All of the cited juveniles were released to a parent or guardian, police said.
The case has been sent to the Marin County courts.
Click here for a report from the Marin Independent Journal on this incident.