Darien Couple Charged After 60 Teens Attend Drinking Party

This report was written by David Gurliacci and originally appeared on sister site Darienite.com

Serge and Anna Doroshin were each charged by police after officers arrived at a party for teenagers in a Darien home with alcohol and about 60 participants, police said.

Darien police described what happened with this account (including accusations not proven in court):

At 9:36 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, police received a report of a large party with teenagers and possibly alcohol on Wrenfield Lane.

When officers arrived at the house, teenagers started running away outside during sub-freezing temperatures. Police later looked around the area to see if they could find any.

(Police have said in the past that youths running away at night sometimes have injured themselves in wooded areas or elsewhere.) The police announcement about the incident didn’t say if they found anyone.

Police saw several youths drinking alcohol in the Doroshin’s house at 1 Wrenfield Lane.

When officers spoke with Serge Doroshin, 61, and Anna Doroshin, 44, they said they had allowed their son to have a “small party” but more teenagers arrived.

  • Uninvited teens crashing parties and drinking or bringing alcohol is behavior that’s been happening since before the either of the Doroshins were born. See this article starting on page 62 in the July 5, 1963 Life magazine (which includes information gathered in lower Fairfield County). Even then, party crashing with alcohol had been happening for years, according to the article.

Both of the Doroshins said they didn’t provide any of the alcohol to the teenagers and “did not know they were drinking alcohol.”

Serge and Anna Doroshin were each issued misdemeanor summonses to appear Jan. 17 in state Superior Court in Stamford on a charge of failure to prevent possession of alcohol by a minor.

Police Department youth officers and the Darien High School resource officer were notified and will be conducting follow up action.