SARANAC LAKE - Four young men, including one already arrested for kneeing a village police officer in the groin, face charges from state police stemming from a large Fourth of July house party just outside the village.
Ray Brook-based state police said they were dispatched to a noise complaint at 710 state Route 86, near Turtle Pond, just after midnight on July 5. They said there were as many as 60 to 100 people at the party, including some who were reportedly consuming alcohol and were under the legal drinking age. Village police also responded.
That night, village police arrested a 17-year-old male from Lake Placid who got in a scuffle with police and allegedly kneed a village officer in the groin. The teen was charged with second-degree attempted assault.
State police charged the same young man Monday with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Troopers gave the 17-year-old's name, but the Enterprise is not publishing it because the teen may be eligible for youthful offender status. Village police withheld his name for the same reason.
State police filed charges stemming from the party against three other people Monday:
An 18-year-old male from Lake Placid was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol under age 21, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a weapon (metal knuckles) and criminal nuisance, the latter charge for allegedly "providing an establishment" where a crime occurs. His name was released by state police but the Enterprise is not publishing it because he may be eligible for youthful offender status.
Dustin C. Jacques, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with criminal nuisance and unlawful possession of alcohol under age 21 and criminal nuisance.
Travis D. Tomich, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal nuisance.
Police said all four young men were issued tickets to appear in North Elba town court July 15.
Contact Chris Knight at 891-2600 ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org.