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The first party drew a crowd of 200, and when Boston police arrived, revelers raced back inside the three-decker on Linden Street, turned down the music, and flipped off the lights. Officers were not fooled. When they made it inside, police saw scattered empty liquor bottles and smelled marijuana.
That party, thrown last September, earned its four alleged hosts, all Boston University students, a charge each of keeping a disorderly house. They were put on pretrial probation, police said, and were told that if they stayed out of trouble, all would be forgiven.
But then, four months later: the second party. This time, partiers slammed the door in officers’ faces and locked it, police said. Scores of people, many of them underage, began pouring out doors, windows and bulkheads. When police did get in, they found more than 1,000 beer cans.
This time, the alleged hosts got jail time.