Landlord apologizes for Lake Oswego party where 60 citations issued
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. - The landlord of a house near Lewis and Clark College where 60 kids received citations and a 17-year-old girl was found unconscious over the weekend apologized Tuesday.
Lake Oswego police, agents with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and even security staff from Lewis and Clark College broke up a Lake Oswego house party where they said dozens of teenagers were drinking Saturday night.
A 17-year-old girl was found unconscious in the basement. Medics rushed her to a hospital. Details of her condition were not available.
The landlord wasn't one of the people partying Saturday. She told KATU News she was a block away at a friend's house when she heard commotion on the street. She ran over to the house.
She said she started yelling at her renters who threw the party. They're baseball players at Lewis and Clark College. Those players declined to speak to KATU News Tuesday.
Neighbors said they saw hundreds of young people pouring out of the house.
The Lewis and Clark students will get in trouble on campus, too. They'll get written up for breaking the school alcohol policy. They might need to get treatment, counseling or even be suspended.
Lewis and Clark joined in the effort to share information with police and the OLCC about these types of incidents. Other colleges have been working with state alcohol agents longer.
The adults who were cited were 21-year-olds Matthew Cathcart and Corey Davis and 22-year-old Liam Healey. The landlord confirmed they are her tenants.
They were cited for giving alcohol to minors and giving them a place to drink illegally. Those are misdemeanors.
The landlord said she's horrified about what happened and may try to evict the students. She said she just started renting to five students a few months ago.
In the Portland area so far this year, not including this weekend, agents have handed out 250 citations for using fake IDs and 280 for underage drinking.