Cops Cite East Northport ‘Animal House’ For Bonfire

 

By Danny Schrafel

dschrafel@longislandergroup.com

 

Second Precinct Inspector Edward Brady responds to complaints of loud, drunken parties in a Wilson Street house in East Northport at a Nov. 19 Second Precinct community meeting.

Second Precinct Inspector Edward Brady responds to complaints of loud, drunken parties in a Wilson Street house in East Northport at a Nov. 19 Second Precinct community meeting.

A Wilson Street house in East Northport – which has been the subject of multiple complaints by neighbors of loud, drunken parties packed by as many as 100 apparently high-school aged youths in recent months – has been cited again by Suffolk County police.

A spokesperson confirmed that police issued a violation for a bonfire at 8 Wilson St. after receiving an anonymous complaint of a loud party at 10 p.m. on Dec. 20.

It’s the latest in about two months of ragers that, according to reports by residents, have lasted into the wee hours of the morning.

The town on Nov. 10 issued a loud-noise letter to the property; on Nov. 16, town spokesman A.J. Carter said neighbors reported a litany of ills to the town, including cars blocking driveways, “drinking, loud music, fights and bonfires” at the house as well as “trespassing, littering, dangerous parking, urination, vomiting and vandalism” and the breaking of mail boxes spilling out into the neighborhood.

Neighbors packed a Nov. 19 Second Precinct community meeting, where they laid out similar complaints to Second Precinct Inspector Edward Brady.

That night, Brady told residents, “We will take care of that this weekend.” From then until the Dec. 20 incident, activities at the property appeared to have calmed, according to the town and police. The town issued a code violation Nov. 26 for a junk vehicle on the property.

The county’s social host law, Brady said, can be used as a tool for cracking down on the parties.

“They [officers] can enter the home to investigate an allegation… depending on what they see outside,” Brady said. Adults who allow underage drinking on their property can be charged with a misdemeanor under the code.