On 06-20-2013 at about 01:55am Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of a loud party that was occurring in the area of Kingtown Beach Rd Cottages located at 9305 Kingtown Beach Rd in the Town of Covert. When Sheriff Deputies arrived in the area they found a large party that was occurring at a lake side residence. During the investigation it was discovered that there were underage people drinking alcoholic beverages at the residence. Five individuals charged with possession of alcohol under the age of 21 years with intent to consume. Those individuals are: Audra M. McKaig,20, of 338 Herd Rd Ithaca, Emily A. Leonardo, 17, of 975 Coddington Rd Ithaca, Tyreik X. Spann, 17, of 241 S. Plane Ithaca, Michael C. Gilmore, 19, of 207 Elm St. Ithaca and Merrill S. Szabo, 20, of 50 South St Trumansburg. All were issued appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Covert Court on 07-15-13 at 10:00am to answer the charges.
On 6/22/13 at approximately 7pm Deputies arrested Elizabeth L. Szabo, 48, of 9305 Kingtown Beach Rd. for the following charges related to the underage drinking party on 6/20/13. Szabo was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the 1st degree and Criminal Nuisance in the 2nd degree. The Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the 1st degree charge stems from Szabo allowing the consumption of the alcoholic beverages on her property by the above named underage persons. The Criminal Nuisance 2nd degree charge is due to Szabo maintaing her property for the purpose of underage drinking. There have been two reports to law enforcement were underage drinkers were located at the property. One incident occurred on 6/10/13 were 22 individuals were charged in connection to an underage party and the second incident on 6/20/13 resulting in the above arrests. Szabo was issued an appearance ticke t for both charges and will appear on 7/15/13 at 10:00 am in the Town of Covert Court.