Bowling Green Police

A Bowling Green parent has been charged with hosting a party and serving underage teens alcohol.

Carol E. Rife, 52, Clough Street, has been charged with eight counts of allowing underage possession of alcohol. She was arrested and taken to jail, according to a Bowling Green Police Division report.

Rife was arrested and had a video arrangement this morning. Bond was set at $10,000 with 10% applicable with the condition the defendant have no contact directly or indirectly with any of the juveniles listed in the complaints.

According to the report, Rife hosted a party during BGHS homecoming weekend. Eight juveniles ranging in age from 16-18 were at the party, which was held Oct. 12. Six of the teens were from Bowling Green, one was from Pemberville and one was from Maumee.

According to police Lt. Dan Mancuso with the BGPD, detectives started their investigation Jan. 1.

The incident was discovered while detectives were investigating a robbery that had occurred in early November on West Wooster Street. At that time, several juveniles were arrested as a result of a planned robbery of a drug dealer.

In an affidavit, Det. Doug Hartman said Rife held the party Oct. 12-13 at her home. Photos and video showed the eight juveniles in attendance plus more. Rife reportedly handed out shots containing alcohol.

The failure to comply with underage alcohol laws is considered a first-degree misdemeanor.

Four other adults are listed in the report but have not been charged, Mancuso said.

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