BPD Officers Investigate Loud Party with Underage Drinkers at "Airbnb" in South Boston


At about 11:00 PM on Sunday, June 24, 2018, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a loud party causing a disturbance in the area of 532 East Eighth Street. Upon arrival, officers observed several individuals who appeared to be underaged running away from the premises. Witnesses on-scene informed the officers that the aforementioned address was an “Airbnb” rental property, and that the renters have been engaging in loud partying and drinking throughout the night. Officers knocked and announced their presence at the residence in an attempt to investigate further. Officers then observed a group of young adults and minors running out of the back yard. Upon making entry into the apartment, officers observed a strong scent of what appeared to be burnt marijuana, as well as multiple open containers of alcohol. The apartment appeared to be in a state of disarray with various party “accessories” littered on the floor. Officers also noticed that the smoke detectors that had been installed in the apartment had been disconnected and stored in a bedroom drawer. Officers were unable to locate the renter for the property. Officers performed a sweep of the premise for any remaining persons and secured all doors prior to exiting. The incident remains under investigation.