Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Efrain Lopez-Lopez and Veda Arellano
DORAVILLE -- A raucous house party brimming with underage guests in Doraville last weekend could lead to deportation for one of the alleged adult hosts, authorities said Tuesday.
Gwinnett police busted the party at 4183 Rufus Place around midnight Sunday, booking two adult residents of the home -- Veda Arellano, 47, and Efrain Lopez-Lopez, 34 -- on misdemeanor charges of maintaining a disorderly house and contributing to the delinquency of minors.
Officers responded to a call that gang members were fighting outside the home and counted roughly 30 revelers in the yard, including two males in "a struggle" up against a car. Many dispersed when police flashed emergency lights.
Inside, about 15 juveniles bolted when police came in, save for a 16-year-old boy passed out on a couch. Medics were called as police contacted the boy's mother. Revived, he admitted to drinking five shots of vodka and three Corona beers, according to a police report.
The underage imbiber was cited for possession of alcohol by a minor and transported to Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth, the report states.
Police determined through interviews that Arellano owns the home, but Lopez-Lopez was also present during the party. Both were arrested and taken to jail.
Lopez-Lopez is being held for federal immigration authorities at the Gwinnett County Jail. He's listed in jail records as a construction worker.
A temporary hold on Arellano was lifted when database checks revealed she is a legal U.S. resident, said Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais.
Arellano is free on $1,600 bond.