Crystal Lake Police Break Up Teen Party: Father Charged

Crystal Lake Police were called Saturday night to a home on Andover Lane, on the city's south side, where a large teenage birthday party was under way.


Crystal Lake Police responded to reports of a large, teen party in progress at 1748 Andover Lane on Saturday night, Oct. 13.

According to police, about 100 kids were at the home, which is owned by Brian T. Bianchi, 37.

A DJ had allegedly been hired for what other witnesses said was a birthday party for one of the juveniles.

Upon police arriving at the house, the majority of the party-goers fled, said Crystal Lake Police Chief David Linder. However, evidence of alcohol was present throughout the house, he said.

Only 30 kids were left, and police officers administered portable breath tests to some of the teens. However, some parents refused to allow their children be tested, Linder said. As a result, no juveniles were charged with any offenses.

Bianchi was charged with one count of hosting a "public nuisance assemblage," Linder said.

The law states no homeowner can cause, permit, or host an assemblage of minors on their property where conditions are such that they encourage underage drinking and other criminal acts.

According to McHenry County public access records, Bianchi has an arrest history.

He was indicted Feb. 8, 2012, on one charge of aggravated domestic battery/ strangle (a Class 2 felony), one count of domestic batter/ physical contact, and three counts domestic battery/ bodily harm. He was scheduled to appear in court Oct. 2, and his trial has been continued, according to court records.

An order of protection was also filed against him in January, court records show.

The investigation is ongoing. More charges could be forthcoming.

Several parents from the Crystal Lake South High School community expressed concern about the event, noting several of the teenagers who allegedly attended the party also participate in school-sponsored activities and athletic programs.

Steve October 19, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Yes I see that he has quite a specific criminal history going back some years. Wow! Definitely some issues there.
MW October 19, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Some of those kids might be involved in sports at CLS & they parents know if they are caught drinking, they will be kicked out of their sport. Great parenting huh? Well I hope those parents are ready to make excuses and take care of those kids for many years to come...instead of teaching kids how to take responsibility for their actions, they are teaching them how to get around the system. HELICOPTER PARENTS-gotta love 'em. They'll be taking care of Jr. forever!
richard olvera October 19, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I remember going to house party's ..kid watch movies that teens throw parties n wanna b that kid that had a bad ass party .I would of done the same for my kid..party on
Kim G. October 19, 2012 at 08:57 PM
and your kid would be exactly the type my kids would never be allowed to hang out with. Not because of them personally but because of your obvious lack of parental responsibilty and common sense.
Ramon Ayala October 19, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Im upset B that you didnt invite me. Hope the kids had a blast. 50 bucks if you go up to the judge and say "sorry for party rockin!" Its just a fine. Brian is a great person and a hell of a father. All you yuppies who are gonna talk crap dont be a hipocrat because we all partied when we were younger! As a father myself I probably wouldnt have had 100 kids but just my sons closest friends and parents.
RDowwn October 20, 2012 at 02:50 AM
I understand that at the beginning of the week kids that were at the party and played in sports were all suspended from the game for this week including head varsity coaches son.. Then later in the week that changed. Probably because the "golden" children wouldn't be able to play in their last game of the season and the parents raised a stink. I'm sure this would have hurt the Gators chances in the playoffs. Probably why the news was published late. So political. Anyone know what the dean of the school had to say? Or did he just wash his hands of it? What is wrong with those athletic directors and heads of sports teams over at south? Just a few years ago one of the athletic director was misappropriating funds. What's really (ironically) a shame is that the parents of the minor party goers are just passing off the whole crime onto this Bianchi guy! Wow. Great friends and adult friends you have their Bianchi's! Kids, I know becoming adults seems like a daunting task but at this rate having school officials, community officials and parents who condone illegal acts of minors is really nothing more than just continuing your life without having morals, ethics, laws or standards. So do whatever you want kids your parents will cover for you until then. There's more than just the water treatment plant over there by CLS that STINKS!
Callit asiseeit October 20, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Maybe the dad could have invited Mandozza over for drinks too. What in the world are these "grown men" thinking? Too many parents are friends with their children. Step up and model the expected behavior. I feel sorry for this kid because he has to deal with all the talk that has been going on about his father and his domestic issues too. I hope someone reaches out to the child and helps him through it. As for allowing kids to play in their games? Nothing surprises me when it comes to the CL schools.
Sam LeNardo October 20, 2012 at 05:39 AM
^well, he was intoxicated and let a hundred kids into his house yep terrific parenting. There were sophomores through college freshman there, how can you only say a few of them were drinking. I was at the party and the only thing the parents did was kick out central kids
Me October 20, 2012 at 05:47 AM
A father throws a 16th birthday party for his son, hires him a DJ, allows him to invite 100 of his friends? He must love his son and want him to remember it for the rest of his life. I'm a father and I wouldn't even budge past 20 friends for my child's 16th.  Please provide the offical documents that this man was charge, the official statements or documents of said teenagers that this man provided alcohol to. Also the information on the teenagers who parents weren't there is not allow them to take breathalyzers. As I know there had to be some administered by the police. If not the officers that arrived should be held accountable for not doing their job and writing tickets or arresting them. What do we pay their salaries for? Until factual information is provided this is slander and if proven false this small town paper should be sued for defamation of character. One man can't keep track of 100 hundred teenagers are you saying all 100 of them were drinking (proof please) or was a few who smuggled it in unknown to this man.  What I find funny is people posting acting like they never had a drink or got drunk in high school or went to a party. Did you live under a rock, it happens.
Sam LeNardo October 20, 2012 at 05:55 AM
Well no I was drinking I go to south. The dad was drinking with us upstairs
Jay Louis October 20, 2012 at 07:52 AM
It's pathetic that people care so much about a highschool party. This is not the only household in the area that has had underage drinking occur at and it's not the end of the world. If "bad parenting" of the home owner is what this is all about, then the parents of the 100 said kids should be to blame too. they could have stepped it up to know where their child was and what they were doing. Sure this isn't the example you should set for your kids but everyone is just plain vicious to want any serious consequences for this. It was a teen party. I guarentee 95% of you nasty commenters went to more than a few in your day. And the other 5% is just bitter they were never invited to one. Leave this family alone. Why would you wish to cause more problems for this family? Mind your own business and worry about yourselves.
Lorie October 20, 2012 at 01:38 PM
What would all the comments look like today if one of those kids got behind the wheel of a car and died?
Great Parent October 20, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Really??? This is crazy!!! I have kids in college and they attended CLS and participated in sports. We never had any problems with drinking, They were very social and knew if they were ever at a party or event and there was alcohol just leave!!! I never got any calls that the police are here come and get me!!! Sounds like these parents just want to help cover up!!! If you participate in any sports boy or girl you need to face the reprecussion of your actions. I think the worst part of this whole story is that most were only sophmores!!!! You can't even use the excuse they are going off to college next year!!!
Callit asiseeit October 20, 2012 at 02:43 PM
First the law is the law...Drinking age is 21. Second, if he couldn't supervise 100 kids he had no business having them all there. Sure there are other homes where this is happening but he got caught so now it's in the paper. And yes it would be a lot worse had someone gotten into a car and got in a crash, died, or killed someone. Maybe he is a good man and a good father. I personally do not know the family. But like I said, I feel bad for the son. It is very easy to open up your house to kids for fun and is just as easy to make sure they understand what is allowed and not. If they were not interested in them they are free to leave. I'm sad at how many people are trying to justify this. The problem really stands if he bought the alcohol for the kids or if he did see them bring their own and ignored it. I'd like to think that not only this father learned something here that everyone has. So, for the son, this is my last post. Like I said before I am sure he is having to go through a lot for his dads actions and I will not participate in anymore hardship the child is going through. And for the one who said the dad probably wanted this to be a party the kid wouldn't forget, I'm confident the hold won't forget it now. One last thing to say many of us went to parties as kids or were not invited is a mute point because we are the adults now and have a responsibility to our kids to keep them safe no matter what.
Annon October 20, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Alright, i think i should first say that it was a party. for the parents who are freaking out, shut up? you act like youve never been to a highschool party before? and you act like your kids are angels and think theyre never doing anything wrong. guess what your kid was probably there having a great time. for his dad he is a great parent, he gave his kid the freedom to throw his own 16th birthday, and as a witness at the party, drinking was not in the adgenda, but for these stuck up douche parents to keep bad mouthing a family friend, they need to stop. kids are going to be kids. and if you just make your kid focus on school and sports his whole teenage life, then your holding him back. i the parents on here that are bitching about a high school party?, look like retards. it as if they are completly oblivious to society in this day and age and this generation. you can live in your perfect little house with your perfect little kids and just think everything is perfect when in reality theyre sneaking behind your back. i would rather have kid tell me straight up if hes drinking, then having to hide it from me. but most importantly the bad mouthing of this family needs to stop, let them live their own life. every parent on here is freaking out like its the end of the world when in reality its just a freaking high school party? its pathetic.
Melanie M. October 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM
I feel bad for this whole entire family with everyone bashing on the father of the household. I mean how I was raised was everyone makes mistakes. This is just a point proven. I don't know this family nor do I think that they ever intended for it to get this far. No one can prevent a child from having fun or doing things they'd like to do. I have never heard a parent say "you can't ever do anything fun and you can't hang out with this or that person, on weekends you are not allowed anywhere past 9pm" everyone is growing up. Yes I do agree taking responsibility is a major thing in life but how can you take responsibility on things that someone is talking about a father, husband? I know that's worded terribly but you know what I mean. I guess my borderline thing I want to say is yes this was a mistake, things happen. If everyone is so worried about the well being of this kid then everyone should stop trashing his family cause words are hell of a lot greater then actions. I didn't realize that even adults still bully other adults. Yes I consider it boring when someone is saying where are the parenting skills. Imagine waking up every morning to all of this hate, all or this crap! I wouldn't deal with that. Imagine the wife and what she is going through. I feel bad for this family because of people's ignorance to everyone's feelings. Yea everyone has their opinions but when you think before you speak your opinions think if its hurting someone cause I guarantee it is.
Melanie M. October 20, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Bullying nor boring
Stephanie Price (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 04:16 PM
To "A Witness:" Your comment was deleted due to the profanity.
annon October 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
also i should add that the police barged in illegally, without a warrent or suspicion. it should be the pigs that were worried about for not even knowing how to do there own job?
Stephanie Price (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Without warrant or suspicion? The police were CALLED to the scene. When they arrived, kids were running away from the house (that would make a person a little suspicious- if these kids were just sitting around drinking Mt. Dew, why did everyone run?).
Stephanie Price (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Nick, your comment was deleted because of the profanity. Try writing it again without it.
Nick Chiodo October 20, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I've grown up knowing the kid who's party it was. He's always been that kid you'll never forget and that always had a good time. To all of you bashing on his family, ever heard the saying "never judge a book by its over"? Because you don't know his family like a lot of people do, and those that do love them. Don't waste your breath talking about somebody else's problems when you obviously have some of your own if you're just gonna sit here and comment on a story you know barely anything about. K thanks
A witness October 20, 2012 at 05:04 PM
My comment was totally right, thats why it was deleted. sorry it had profanity? What are we two? & I WAS THERE. YOU WERENT. I WITNESSED IT. YOU DIDNT. SO PLEASE STOP TELLING ME WHAT HAPPENED & WHAT DIDNT. Yah, the police were called. BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN THEY HAVE ANY RIGHT TO BARGE IN WITHOUT A WARRANT. SO thanks.
A witness October 20, 2012 at 05:06 PM
& for you, "stephanie price" to say anything that had happened, you werent there. so SH. No one cares. Leave this now. Because you just look dumb.
A witness October 20, 2012 at 05:08 PM
This article should be sued because of it saying things that shouldnt have been said.
Stephanie Price (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 05:33 PM
All information in the article came from the Crystal Lake Police Department and the McHenry County Public Access court records.
annon October 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
stephanie how old are you reporting for profanity? sorry i didnt know we were in 1st grade..and just cuz they were called to the scene doesnt mean anything? that doesnt mean they have to come in? learn your stuff?
annon October 20, 2012 at 05:40 PM
your honestly an idiotic parent who wast there, and just wants to get kids busted probably cuz you had a bad child hood and no one liked you when you were a teenager..and now everyone can see why
annon October 20, 2012 at 05:43 PM
why would you even listen to the article? two cops barged in? they dont mention that do they? does the article state that the cops came in illegally? dont think so you werent there your just going off the stuff that the governments brainwashing you with
Concerned Parent October 20, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Assuming the students there represented CLS, my concern is for the English department, jeeze!!


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