Scores Cited For Parade-day Drinking In Scranton

March 10, 2019 GMT

Saturday’s Parade Day revelry resulted in law enforcement citing 71 people for underage drinking in Scranton’s Hill Section.

State police and Lackawanna County detectives issued the citations in addition to citing three minors in the neighborhood for carrying false IDs showing they were older than 21.

The joint enforcement detail in the Hill Section also resulted in two people being arrested for disorderly conduct, three people arrested for public drunkenness and three people charged with providing alcohol to minors, according to state police.

State police charged Christian Saavedra, 24, New York, with corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to minors after he allegedly bought beer for two juveniles, ages 13 and 16.


Police said Saavedra approached the teens in the 300 block of North Webster Avenue, asked them their ages and then asked if they wanted beer. The teens gave him money for the beer, according to police, who also cited the teens for underage possession of alcohol and released them to their parents.

Additionally, Scranton police arrested two people for possession of suboxone and Xanax after state police and county detectives searched a vehicle. They also charged another adult with resisting arrest and other offenses after he fought with police during the investigation.

Law enforcement also did age-compliance checks using a minor at nine establishments with liquor licenses in Dunmore and Scranton during the St. Patrick’s Parade. Two of the establishments sold alcohol to the minor and will be cited.