Police working with ex-NH rep who owns cottages after busting 2nd underage drinking party
SUNAPEE —The owner of Georges Mills Cottages is now working with police to try to prevent underage drinking at the rentals site after police said they busted a second party in a little over a week.
Sunapee officers arrested 11 Massachusetts teens at an underaged party after noticing suspicious activity at Georges Mills Cottages on Friday afternoon.
Police said they observed the activity around 4 p.m. June 30, and following a short investigation, officers found a group of teens in the building with a lot of alcohol on hand.
Police confiscated the alcohol and said the party-goers were taken into custody and eventually released on bail to relatives.
The 11 teens all came from Braintree, Massachusetts, and were charged with underage possession and consumption of alcohol.
They will appear in Newport district court Aug. 1 at 8:30 a.m.
A similar incident occurred at George Mills Cottages only a few weeks ago.
On June 22, 38 people were arrested at the cottages on Otter Pond in Georges Mills, and similar to the 11 arrested on Friday, most of those 38 were from Braintree.
The cottages are owned by former state Rep. Spec Bowers, R-Sunapee, who served from 2010-12. Bowers most recently ran for office in 2016, losing to Democrat Linda Tanner.
Back in 2015, Bowers survived a violent robbery after a man staying at the cottages broke into his bedroom and attacked him.
The Sunapee Police Department said it is in an active discussion with Bowers to help prevent future parties.
A man who answered the phone at Georges Mills Cottages declined to comment further on the parties or their prevention.