BOSTON (CBS) – Several teenagers were arrested at a popular South Boston beach Monday night.
Around 5 p.m., Massachusetts State Police troopers saw more than 70 teens in the courtyard of the McCormack Bath House. Police said some were harassing lifeguards, smoking marijuana, riding bikes, popping wheelies, and bumping into bystanders.READ MORE: Free At-Home COVID Tests For New Hampshire Residents Gone After 'Overwhelming Response'
Troopers told the group they needed to follow DCR rules if they planned to stay at the beach and not disturb other beachgoers. They ordered the teenagers who were smoking marijuana to put out the blunt and leave.
“Two members of the group, a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, both from Boston, followed a Trooper around the area for more than 10 minutes yelling expletives and threats at him and other nearby Troopers,” police said.
Police told the group to leave again, but no one was arrested at this time.
A short time later a 14-year-old boy from Boston approached a trooper and “directed further insults and slurs at him,” police said. The trooper ordered him to leave and said if he didn’t he would be arrested for trespassing. The teen left but returned a few minutes later, at which point he was arrested.
Most of the group left, but at about 8:30 p.m., 50 teens returned to Carson Beach. Among them were the 16 and 17-year-old boys who had interacted with police earlier and been told to leave. Again, they shouted insults and slurs at troopers, police said.READ MORE: Pedestrian Killed In Yarmouth Hit-And-Run Crash
After the 16-year-old tried to run away, both were arrested for trespassing.
Police said two 16-year-old girls from Boston allegedly tried to stop the troopers from arresting one of the teenage boys. The girls were arrested for interfering with a police officer.
All five will face charges in Boston Juvenile Court.
The disturbance is the latest issue at beaches in South Boston. The city’s licensing board says complaints have been pouring in over alcohol being delivered to beaches and parks.
They issued an advisory reminding everyone alcoholic beverages cannot be delivered to any DCR property.
“To-go” alcohol deliveries are permitted amid the COVID pandemic through special legislation.MORE NEWS: This Seahawks Era Appears To Have Ended With A Russell Wilson Goal-Line Interception
Any licensee found delivering alcohol through a delivery service or on their own could face disciplinary action including having their liquor license suspended or revoked.