Cops Say East Hampton Man Provided Alcohol to Minors

A noise complaint from a resident of Buell Lane in East Hampton Village shortly before midnight on Saturday drew police to 27 Edwards Lane, where they said they found over 50 young partiers in the backyard.

The homeowner, James Dean Forbes, identified himself as the host of the party, according to police, and said, according to a report, that "he was the one providing alcohol to the 50 to 75 youths in attendance.

Mr. Forbes, was arrested around midnight and charged with two misdemeanors: hosting an underage drinking party at a private residence and unlawfully distributing alcohol to minors. Placed under arrest, he was taken to headquarters, where he was processed and released without bail, to be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Aug. 30.