UPDATE: Batavia Teen Jailed After Throwing Another Underage Drinking Party

The 19-year-old host of the party on Saturday throws another party on Sunday. Here are the charges he faces.

The Batavia teen behind was sent to jail after he held another drinking party late Sunday night, according to police and court records.

Andrew Pederson, 19, was sent to the early Monday morning. He faces several charges stemming from Sunday’s party, including criminal damage to a police vehicle and residential delivery of alcohol to a minor.

Officers once again responded to Pederson’s address on the 800 block of Pottawatomie Trail in Batavia. They were dispatched at 11:26 pm. on Sunday, according to a police report.

Police located 12 people in the home at the time of the party. Nine of the guests had a zero percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

The other three teens, all age 18, were issued City Ordinance Tickets for Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol. They are:

  • Alvaro Velazquez, of the 200 block of Lathem St., Batavia
  • Kristi A. Smith, of the 48W200 block of Kaneland Drive near Maple Park
  • Lydia G. Scoaro, of the 0-99 block of Winthrop New Road, Sugar Grove

Each ticket carries a $50 fine.

Charges For Pederson

Pederson was arrested, handcuffed and placed in a police vehicle. There was damage to the frame of one of the car doors where it had been pushed out from inside while Pederson was in the vehicle, the report said.

The door’s window was also off track and would not roll up or down.

Batavia Police contacted the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, which authorized the following charges on Pederson:

  • One count of Criminal Damage to Government-Supported Property, less than $500
  • One count of Misdemeanor Escaping a Peace Officer
  • One count of Resisting a Peace Officer/Corrections Employee
  • One count of Residential Delivery of Alcohol to a Minor
  • One count of Consumption of Liquor as a Minor

Pederson also received two misdemeanor charges from the party police said he held early Saturday. Those charges are:

  • One count of Residential Delivery of Alcohol to a Minor
  • One count of Consumption of Liquor as a Minor

During the Saturday party, a total of 20 teens (not including Pederson) were issued City Ordinance Tickets for Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol.

Pederson's case heads back to court on July 25 for a status hearing, according to court records. Jail records also list another court date this week.

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To read our first story about Saturday's underage drinking party, click here.


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J C July 17, 2012 at 08:05 PM
WOW.... this kid's not very bright?
Elaine Lane July 18, 2012 at 11:59 AM
What a loser. Mom and Dad better get back in town soon..........
Cathy July 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM
He is going to be in a lot of hurt!!! Guess he didn't learn from first time maybe he will learn on his second time but if he doesn't they say 3rd time is a charm.
Bluejeans Maurice July 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM
The Batavia Patch named him a Whiz Kid in Feb. 2011. They might want to rescind that. This guy endangered the lives of everyone else driving in the area for 2 evenings in a row. Any drunk teen leaving his "gathering" could well have had an auto tragedy that could have impacted themselves and others. That should come with a stiff penalty. I don't care what he looks like. He's certainly old enough to know right from wrong. He obviously doesn't respect authority.


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