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Police: Topless, Underage Drinkers Busted at Wild NYE Party

East Pikeland Police say four females were topless in a hot tub when they arrived.

According to East Pikeland Police, 11 underage drinkers were busted at a wild New Years Eve party on Powder Mill Drive, four of whom were topless in a hot tub when police arrived.

Police say that on January 1 at 12:51 a.m. they received an anonymous tip that there was a party on the 200 block of Powder Mill Drive. When police arrived at the house, they walked immediately into the backyard, which was not fenced or gated.

The two officers found three males and four females in a hot tub. The females were topless. Two of the males, both underage and holding beer bottles, shouted, “[Expletive] it’s the cops,” and ran off. One of the men threw a beer bottle at the officer.

A third man walked inside the house and locked the basement door in front of him.

The officers told the girls to stay put and cover up and knocked on the door of the house, where they spoke with the owner, Christopher Clark, 53. When asked why he was allowing underage drinking at his home, Clark admitted that he was having a New Years party and said he reasoned that he was giving the kids a safe place to drink.

Clark eventually rounded up some additional underage drinkers who were hiding in the house, all of whom were charged.

Clark faces 11 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and has a preliminary hearing date scheduled for February 7.

JEFFREY January 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM
I'll tell you how it's any of his business. It's all our business when a crime in our neighborhood is committed. It affects the safety and welfare of all of us when a drunk (child or adult) is loose in our neighborhood. It wasn't just his kids, it was many other parent's kids who Clark put at risk. If you saw a bank robber escaping with loot, and you didn't have any of your money in that bank, would you say, what is it someones elses business? I didn't think so. So stop being a BIGOT and stop acting and sounding like an ass and grow the hell up and support keeping our kids safe from people like the Clarks who obviously don't care about our kids.
JEFFREY January 26, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Hey Jack, it's not about a family he doen't like. It's about hurting our kids and putting them at great risk. That's why it's against the law and Clark knew that. He acted very stupidly and now has to pay for his actions. What I want to know is why you're putting down someone who didn't put kids in harms way and not putting down the criminal who did. Get a life and some professional help.
JEFFREY January 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM
No, no one died that night from that party. Does someone have to die before you stop protecting someone who put kids in harms way? I'll give him a break. A break in his neck, knees and anything else I can break: Give me just ONE good reason why Clark should get a break? He broke the law and put kids at risk. That deserves a break. Get real.
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Sorry to burst your bubble there, PR. But you're all washed up. The adult who allowed or supplied the underage kid is responsible in this state and that makes it a crime. Whether they die or not determines the seriousness of the crime but it's a crime, non the less. Even bartenders are not allowed to serve adults if they are believed to be drunk. They are then responsible for serving the adult patron. Where in hell is your common sense man?
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Hate to tell you, PR, the Clarks confessed to the police they were allowing the underage children to drink there rather than outside somewhere else where they could get hurt. That makes him guilty. He admitted it and he agreed he was not innocent. So....SHUT THE HELL UP AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM
TO THE PERSON WHO ASKED HOW DID THEY KNOW HOW MANY KIDS WERE THERE: You are the reason they say some people don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. How do you know that he did not know how many. Were you there to dispute it? I thought not. Now look who is full of BS. YOU. No one is "supposed to discuss it with the Clarks except their attorney. Slander is when you say something that is not true. It is true and factual that Clark admitted he did that with the intention of providing a safer place for the kids to drink and was, in fact charged with that crime, so, you obviously have no clue what you are talking about and just mad someone chastized good 'ol Clark.
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 01:38 AM
You say these kids would have drank regarless of where they were and that may be true, but what would you say if one of your 4 teenage boys drank there and got into it with another boy and ended up injured or worse, killed. They do those things when they drink, you know. Oh, I guess you would say... Gee Mr. Clark, it wasn't your fault my son got drunk at your house. It wasn't your fault he was killed over something stupid and the other kid stabbed him and he doesn't even remember doing it. Your are dreaming on the wrong cloud. Let's hope no one ever gets like that, but you know in your heart and head it happens all the time. If you're condoning Clark serving or making it available to your teenage son/s, you better see a shrink real soon. Being a mother of one or 12 doesn't make you a better mother or parent. Common sense does and your reteric above doesn't show any.
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Oh Kate, who cares if there were topless females at that party. Well I'll be over your house and watch you take a shower. If you are married, I doubt your husband would say, it's ok, they're adults. What a jerk you seem to be. They were drinking underage, you idiot. There weren't arrested for rape. Which by the way, happens all the time among drunk college students. You need help real soon and I mean fast before you loose whatever sense you think you still have. I guess from your remark it was demonizing the Clarks for nothing. How about corrupting minors or serving alcohol to minors. I'm really glad you don't have any girls. I'd be real afraid of what you think is acceptable standard of respect and respect for the law. You really scare me.
Kate January 27, 2013 at 03:34 AM
Stop throwing stones you idiot
Kate January 27, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Jeffery, you clearly have issues... Perhaps Prozac will help
Kate January 27, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Also you seem like you have some vendetta against the Clarks
Kate January 27, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Jeffery, you scare me... You sound like the inflexible opinionated lunatics who want to push their agenda on everyone else and can't handle the reality that fortunately most people are more enlightened and don't agree with your narrow minded view of morality.
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Ok , Alice. I'll take it under advisement. Take care.
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 04:23 AM
TO GROWYOUROWN: How can you say it's over policing when the police found a crime and followed the law that you, the public, made. If you don't want the police to do what they did, change the law and rules for the police to follow. Until then, the community and the local and state legislature say they did what they were hired to do. If you don't like it, vote someone who has your viewpoint into the legislature and see if they can get a majority vote to change it. I don't think you'll get to first base, but you have the right to try it. Take care.
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 04:35 AM
Alice, I'm glad you brought that up. For the record, I am one of the most outspoken people in the country on that topic. I have sent letters to all of my state and federal legislators telling them I want them to vote in favor of the 2nd Amendment and fight against pro gun control legislators. I have documented proof it is safer to properly own and carry my firearm than not to. Recently, I had a neighbor who had a violent home invasion, so bad that they moved. I have several layers of protection at home. Starting with a 115 lbs Boxer who knows who is welcome and who is not. If that doesn't stop them, maybe my custom burglar alarm migh, if not, they will have to ask very nicely, I might add, for me to take my muzzle out of their face. After I handcuff them and hold them for the police, they may appologize to me, but it won't do any good. I'm a retired veteran who knows how and when (and when not) to use my weapon. I have several other back-up plans but I won't discuss them openly. All legal, I might add. So, I'm with all of you who want to be able to protect your family and property from enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC at all times. Take care.
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Oh, I almost forgot, Alice, I'm not against gun control, just the violation of the 2nd Amendment. I believe that firearms should be registered, but not made illegal. And yes, we definately need better enforcement of and proper mental illness checks for firearms sales and close the loopholes at gun shows, but not eliminate them from selling them. Just they have to have the background check done first. No exceptions. If a person has no history of any disqualifying reasons to own a firearm or two (no limit as many are collectors), they will be approved, so there isn't any reason I can see not to do the background check at every gun transaction at gun shows as it is at gun shopps in Pennsylvania. It is our constitutional right to own firearms. Also, I'm very disappointed at many judges who let some off with very light sentences or probation, even for repeat offenders. The judges who do that should be made to be legally responsible for the offender's actions unless they follow the protocall for sentencing. Many do not. So, you see, everything has to be taken upon with common sense, even though it's not really very common at all.
JEFFREY January 27, 2013 at 05:34 AM
Hate to tell you, PR, the Clarks confessed to the police they were allowing the underage children to drink there rather than outside somewhere else where they could get hurt. That makes him guilty. He admitted it and he agreed he was not innocent. So....SHUT THE HELL UP AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM
Bubba January 28, 2013 at 01:12 AM
The law is the law and it is the job of police officers and judges to follow and rule according to that law. No matter who the Clark's are and regardless if the police officer agrees or disagrees with that law, they are required by oath to follow it. Rules and laws are set in place for the well being of people and as a citizen of that state or country it's your job to follow them or face the penalty. If you don't like them it's your choice to leave or find a way to change them.
C January 28, 2013 at 08:16 AM
Jeez Jeffrey, you are frightening.
Satch January 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Jeffrey: Seeing how you are well schooled on the law. When you have illegal aliens, driving with no license, no registration, no insurance, and are found on government land, what grounds do you have to dismiss charges? Why are you allowed to simply drop charges? If false documents are presented at the hearing is it not your responsibility to investigate the origin of the documents? Now, your friends have surfaced again. What now Jeffrey? 42 violations in this area and EP TOWNSHIP leads the way. Who else got work done? Was the work documented? Doubt it!
JEFFREY January 28, 2013 at 01:02 PM
SATCH: I am totally against how illegal aliens get ANY of our benefits, ie: welfare, etc. I believe every case should be adjudicated on a case by case basis. I also very firmly believe that EVERY single case of illegal aliens getting away with all of the things, and then some, you have mentioned. Either sentence then for any infraction of the law and then deport them. If no other crime was committed other than sneaking into our country, deport them ASAP. I think it is very wrong to drop the ball, as you say, and let them get away with it. You may think East Pikeland leads the way with this, but they are really just the average community in those wrong doings. If memory serves me correctly, the federal government (including the legislators) decided not to prosecute them, at least not yet. The feds have not made it 100 % clear on what we can do about them. That's why E.P. has been dropping the ball on this. I think they should all be charged with any crimes they commit and be deported immediately. I don't like this any more than you. The only correct way to fight this, is to elect legislators with similar views next time we vote. That's how I voice my displeasure with the legislators in general. Of course I write to them and tell them how I feel and what I expect them to do about the problem first. I usually takes the majority of voters to contact them and tell them also. If they want to play the polical game, so can I : at the voting booth.
JEFFREY January 28, 2013 at 01:09 PM
I may be alittle too outspoken here, but the Clarks were wrong and put kids at risk. I don't take that lightly.
JEFFREY January 28, 2013 at 01:11 PM
No vendetta at all. Any adult who does what the Clarks did, should be held accountable for their actions and taught not to do these things again.
JEFFREY January 28, 2013 at 01:13 PM
No, not frightening; just a little too outspoken. What is frightening, is the Clark's lack of judgement here.
Luke January 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM
This kind of stuff goes on eveywhere. Most assume they are doing no wrong because they dont get caught. This event howver should serve as a wake up call for the parents out there who are providing this atmospere for teenagers. It is the law and if you are caught it shoulc not become a blame issue but a call to be responsible for your actions. We all can learn from this mistake. Shit happens things could have been worse. No one is above the law..
carol January 31, 2013 at 02:09 PM
It sure has and once a statement is out there it becomes fact in the minds of the public. This is a trash column since the girl that left ran it!
Realist January 31, 2013 at 02:34 PM
It would be nice if Tom our editor would actually do some investigative reporting on this article and many other stories. There have been countless people contradicting the content of this article as well as many articles published in the Patch. It seems that the Patch has become sensationalized with the headlines created to grab people’s attention and to create arguments. I truly miss Lynn who was a constant professional and brought us real reports based on doing some research. It’s a shame Phoenixville no longer has such a paper.
Lindsey January 31, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Sooo can we all agree JEFFREY was the douche who called the cops???
Kate January 31, 2013 at 03:24 PM
That sounds like a sure bet-- glad he is not in my neighborhood !!
Deep Blue February 01, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Just for laughs, I was going to count the number of JEFFERY boy's posts (so far.) But who has all day today and the rest of the weekend?

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