Police: 3 Arrested After 100 Person Party Busted Near UCONN
My younger brother Steve went to UCONN Storrs back in the early 90's and he lived in a neighborhood of student apartment houses and buildings on Hunting Lodge Road in Mansfield/Storrs.
Back then, the parties at Hunting Lodge numbered in the hundreds, if not over a thousand. It seems as if you can't keep a big UCONN party from happening, even in the Coronavirus era. Once again, a party of over 100 people happened over this past weekend and according to the Connecticut State Police, three people have been charged with various crimes, including violating Connecticut's gathering size restriction.
According to the police, at 11:56 PM Saturday night March 27, 2021, Connecticut State Police received a complaint of a loud party of 100 people at 205 Hunting Lodge Road in Mansfield/Storrs. The caller complained that the partygoers were not observing social distancing. CSP Troopers arrived at the home and placed one of the homeowners, Christian Vitti, 21, under arrest and told the party people that they didn't have to go home, but they couldn't stay there.
While the party was breaking up, 19-year-old Mikaela Puzzo reportedly chucked a can of booze and hit a State Trooper in the back, no injury was reported though, it must have been a hard seltzer? Anyway, Puzzo was placed under arrest after troopers found additional booze in her possession. Police also placed a second homeowner, Thomas Bartolotta, 20, under arrest at the residence.
Vitti was charged with violating Connecticut's Executive Order on Gathering Sze Restrictions, Interfering, and Permitting Minors to Illegally Possess Alcohol. Bartolotta was also charged with violating Connecticut's Gathering Size Restrictions.
Puzzo was charged with Disorderly Conduct, and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. All have been released on bond and will appear in court to face the charges levied against them soon.