PELHAM -- Seven Pelham teenagers were arrested after police discovered what they described as an "underage drinking party" Sunday night.
Six teens found in the area of the house face charges including criminal trespassing, while an eighth was arrested on an unrelated incident while officers continued patrolling the area.
Responding to a report that a shed in the Windham Road area was being broken into around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers heard glass breaking at a nearby vacant home.
Matthew Ryan, Savanna Mayberry and Nicholas Mayberry, all 17, were charged with criminal trespassing after police reportedly found them hiding in bushes outside the house.
Three more people were inside the house, police said.
Natasha Blakeslee, 17, reportedly ran away when officers arrived and was later found walking in the area. She was charged with criminal trespassing.
The two inside the house were also taken into custody.
Mitchell Kamal, 17, was charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.
Colby Forrest, 17, was charged with criminal trespassing, possession of drugs, unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and facilitating an underage drinking party.
A K-9 unit from Salem was called in to search the area for anyone else who may have fled the party when police arrived, but no one was found.
The house party is still under investigation, and police said upgraded charges and arrests are forthcoming.
While officers patrolled the area Sunday night after making the arrests, one reportedly saw a car approaching the scene then turn around suddenly.
After police stopped the car, they discovered the driver, 19-year-old Robert Diprizio, was driving with a suspended license. Police found stolen street signs in his car.
Diprizio was charged with driving after suspension, minor transporting alcohol and receiving stolen property.
The nine teenagers arrested are all scheduled to appear in the Tenth Circuit Court in Salem on Feb. 10.