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Geneva Man Charged with Allowing Underage Drinking at His Home During Homecoming Weekend

The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Geneva police arrested Robert Caruso, 49, of Geneva on charges that he allowed persons under 21 to consume alcohol at his home in the 500 block of South Eighth Street.

The complaint says Caruso violated section 6-16(a-1) of Act 5 of Chapter 235 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes when he allowed students to drink at his home. Caruso is identified in the report as a parent.

The complaint was served Oct. 12, although the offense took place Oct. 9.

Caruso has a court date of 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Kane County branch court, 530 South Randall Road, St. Charles.

Geneva police cited three 18-year-olds for illegal consumption of alcohol around 12:53 a.m. Oct. 9 at the house on Eighth Street, reports said. Cited were Edward Parker, James Clark and Andrew White, all 18 and born in September. If paid before Oct. 19, the fine is $100. A fourth youth, age 17, was cited as a minor.

The teen drinking party took place on the Saturday night and early Sunday morning of Homecoming weekend. According to The Courier-News, three starters from Geneva's football team did not play in the Vikings' 36-21 loss Saturday at South Elgin due to sanctions for underage drinking.

 

Patch reports on law enforcement activity in Geneva, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify Geneva editor Rick Nagel at rickn@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.

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