9 Genevans Among Group Caught at Batavia Underage Drinking Party

A party on Batavia's east side gets a little out of hand over the weekend. Twenty partygoers are cited for unlawful consumption of alcohol.

Nine Geneva residents were among a group of 20 partygoers cited for underage and a 19-year-old Batavia man is headed to court after police broke up an underage drinking party on the Batavia's east side on Saturday.

Andrew P. Pederson, 19, of the 800 block of Pottawatomie Trail, received a notice to appear in court for a city ordinance violation of an unlawful residential gathering at his address, according to a police report. Officers responded to the home at 12:25 a.m. Saturday.

The officers noted several people leaving the home from doors and window wells. They were able to detain a few, the report said.

A total of 20 partygoers under the age of 21 were issued city ordinance tickets for unlawful consumption of alcohol. Half of the group was under the age of 18—eight of these teens were from Geneva, and then one each from Sugar Grove and Aurora.

The other 10 people issued tickets were between the ages of 18 and 20. From this adult group, seven were Batavia and the other three were from Geneva, Elburn and Aurora.

Here is the list of people issued tickets for unlawful consumption of alcohol:


  • Zachary R. Beauchamp, 18, of the 200 block of South Jackson Street
  • Jason W. Eccleston, 19, of the 0-99 block of North Van Nortwick Avenue
  • Quinn M. Gabney, 19, of the 42W9200 block of Hughes Road
  • Alex B. Guralnick, 18, of the 300 block of Davis Road
  • Julian Green, 19, of the 0-99 block of Woodland Hills Road
  • Cody N. Jankowski, 18, of the 400 block of Stewart Street
  • Brendan P. Williamson, 19, of the 400 block of Appleton Drive


  • Keith W. Jarvis, 18, of the 200 block of Euclid Avenue
  • Eight unnamed juveniles


  • Cory Rodman, 19, of the 47W300 block of Stillmeadows Lane


  • Kaylee Heckle, 20, of the 1000 block of North Farnsworth Avenue
  • One unnamed juvenile

Sugar Grove

  • One unnamed juvenile

Each of the tickets issued carry a $50 fine.

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Several people were age 21 and over at the party, police said. These adults were released from the scene after passing a portable breath test.

Pederson's parents were out of town at the time of the party, according to a police report. Pederson was also issued a notice to appear in court for the city ordinance violation of unlawful consumption of an alcohol liquor.

Pederson's court date is scheduled for Aug. 21.

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Lou B. July 17, 2012 at 03:24 PM
One of the things I noticed when I moved to Geneva, probably same in most towns, was that "athletes" were regularly engaging in drinking binges. I'm not able to compare that to other social groups, such as "band members" or "chess club" but it's sad that "athletes" and many other kids come out of H.S. with an alcoholic habit. I wonder if much has changed over the last 100 years in that regard.
Dwight Swartwood July 18, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Let's get real. The fact that the police broke up this party prior to anyone getting hurt or killed is very fortunate. The names of young adults under 18 should not be published. However, these young adults (they are not kids) should be punished as appropriate by their parents and the law. The over 18 young adults involved should be named and punished as well. The over 21 adults should be named and punished to the allowable maximum. The name calling and rage (real and otherwise) is of no value.
Alpha July 18, 2012 at 07:31 AM
Well Spoken, Dwight ! How's John & Linda ??
Elaine Lane July 18, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Bob, you're a wise, thoughtful man with some experience in life under your belt. I love your comments. Keep 'em coming!
James Parnell July 19, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Don't know if this will get you an iced latte Deb but it is worth a shot. This was posted on a February 27th Jeff Ward article called "The City Council Strikes Another Blow against the Municipal Mindset". Also the fact that Bob directed at Jeff Ward might be disqualifying since everyone either has or has thought about attacking Jeff on the Patch. Bob McQuillan 9:31 pm on Monday, February 27, 2012 If you aren't claiming that your column was the reason four aldermen called this meeting, then why mention it at all? Every Genevan knows that you already have your hands full working behind the scenes to solve the School District's $325 million dollar debt repayment problem For you to solve the retail business crisis would be all of Geneva just asking for too much. Glad to see you are willing to give all the credit to the four aldermen. Oh wait, you aren't willing to do that are you Mr. Oz. I guess you'll want to sit in on the meeting so you can provide all the solutions.


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