ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The second weekend of the Bernalillo County Sheriff Department'snew Party Patrol was fruitful and the program could beextended.
BCSO is going all out by utilizing 16 deputies and thedepartment's helicopter to bust up underage parties.
Early Sunday morning, the patrol arrested Miguel Montiel, 44,and charged him with five felony counts of giving liquor tominors.
Deputies were called to a loud party in a South Valleyneighborhood just after midnight.
Montiel owned the house and was at the party when officersarrived.
Inside the home, deputies said they found five minors withbloodshot eyes who admitted they'd been drinking.
The youngest was 15-years-old.
They told deputies it was a graduation party.
Graduation parties and the holiday weekend were the reasons BCSOstarted party patrols.
Last weekend, they busted up 16 large parties in the SouthValley, North Valley and East Mountains.
The department said the busts show the patrols are working.
Saturday night's patrol, however, could be the last.
The sheriff's department said it will evaluate the past twoweekends to determine if the patrols are working and if they shouldcontinue through next weekend.
The teens at Saturday's party were also cited.
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