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Date of Issue: July 22, 2009

Misdemeanor arrest ends party

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Janieve Marie Brown

Holmes Beach Police arrested a 48-year-old Sarasota woman for allegedly hosting a loud party and contributing to the delinquency of minors.

Janieve Marie Brown was arrested shortly after midnight July 14 at a rented home in the 200 block of North Harbor Drive.

Police officers, according to an incident report, could hear revelers at the back of the house when they responded to a call.

In the backyard, officers allegedly saw eight minors, several of them playing a drinking game. A police check of the property found 17 people on the site, all but Brown apparently were 18 years old or under.

Brown allegedly told police she was hosting a party for her niece, but officers said they determined she was holding a party for her 17-year-old daughter.

Brown faces misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a child and open house party.

She was released from custody after posting a $620 cash bond and is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 18.

Mike Quinn of www.newsmanatee.com contributed to this report.