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Two teens caught partying in vacant home with juvenile girls, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Dec 10 2013 11:01:05 AM CST
PALMER TWP., Pa. -

Two 18-year-old men had alcohol and drug paraphernalia when they were caught partying with two juvenile girls after breaking into a vacant home, officials said.

Dylan A. Piano and Francisco A. Batista were taken into custody inside an unoccupied home in the 3200 block of Allen Street in Palmer Township, Northampton Co., around 10:35 p.m. Friday, officials said.

Piano, Batista and two girls aged 15 and 17 were found drinking beer, and Batista had a single-strap black backpack containing a white pressurized container with flakes of marijuana at the bottom and several small plastic baggies stamped with an apple symbol as well as a headphone case with an electronic scale with marijuana residue, officials said.

Police were led to the vacant home by a report of a white 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit parked against traffic at Blair and Allen streets, officials said.

The Rabbit is owned by Piano's mother, who told police Friday that her son was using the car, officials noted.

Piano, of 1210 Pike St., Easton, and Batista, of 2515 Burrowes St., Palmer Township, were arraigned on charges burglary, conspiracy, criminal trespass, corruption of minors and underage drinking, court papers show.

Piano was also charged with furnishing alcohol to minors and Batista with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Piano and Batista were committed to the Northampton County Prison on $5,000 bail each, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for both men at 9 a.m. Dec. 16.