18-Year Old Behind Bars after 'Open House Party'

A report of a missing juvenile leads to the arrest of a woman on allowing minors to drink alcohol at an Open House party.

After midnight Monday, the mother of a 17-year-old girl reported to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office that she did not return home after going out to eat with friends on Sunday night in Miramar Beach.

The missing girl had previously texted a friend indicating she was at an apartment, but was not sure where. While taking the missing person’s report, Sandestin security indicated that they had already been to an apartment on Crystal Cove Lene in reference to a minor consuming alcohol when their parents picked her up.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the apartment to find the missing 17-year-old and a second underage teenage girl along with liquor bottles. Authorities arrested Olivia Cauley, who claimed she owned the residence.

Cauley is charged with two misdemeanors: Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and also Allowing Minors Alcohol at an Open House Party. The 18-year-old was booked and later released from the Walton County Jail under a $1,250 dollar bond.


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  • by joe Location: joe mommas on Feb 20, 2010 at 05:03 PM
    I just wanted to say that it's life...I mean no you don't have to drink to have a good time but there are always going to be parties. I know that bad things sometimes come of this but if you think about it at least the 17 year reported missing wasn't driving home and stayed at the house where she was drinking... Also if the securtiy already wentto thehouse once why wasn't it busted then?? Just because you drink doesn't make you a bad person..Stop judging.
  • by teenmom Location: freeport on Feb 17, 2010 at 02:34 PM
    Did everyone already forget about the Burkhart-Smith incident from last year. It was a hard hit on SWHS and family and friends of Freeport. What do these kids think its not going to happen to them?? That was horrible due to underage drinking and open hous parties. Come on now.
  • by Ever Greatest Location: Like A Sprain Ankle on Feb 17, 2010 at 08:11 AM
    What a punk:) Come on everyone, she graduated from South Walton, did you expect anything less? She did it like a boss.
  • by beard Location: panama city beach on Feb 17, 2010 at 03:11 AM
    If these teenagers had been here on spring break,law enforcement would have looked the other way. Don't believe me? Just pay attention for the next 6-8 weeks.
  • by Big Mike Location: Callaway on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:14 AM
    Big Mike has been called a lot of things including a boozeaholic. But even Big Mike knows not to serve booze to those under 16. She needs to do some community service.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 at 06:17 PM
    maybe the 17 year olds got the booze and came over to the 18 year olds house.
  • by Chester Location: Callaway on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:04 PM
    Does anybody proof read this stuff?? ... Sandestin security indicated that they had already been to an apartment on Crystal Cove Lene in reference to a minor consuming alcohol when their parents picked her up, Why did Security's parents pick her up? Slow news day I guess.
  • by timothy greggo Location: panama city on Feb 16, 2010 at 03:42 PM
    read the story, we are talking about someone who is not old enough to drink being arrested for supplying other people not old enough to drink with alcohol. If anything they all should have been arrested for underage drinking.
  • by Sue Location: Panama City Beach on Feb 16, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    to njj: I was also 17 when the majority of my friends were 18. You are missing the point. The person arrested was allowing illegal activity in her home, hence she was arrested. And that was the risk you took for illegally buying alcohol. Grow up and accept some personal responsibility.
  • by ll Location: njj on Feb 16, 2010 at 08:26 AM
    yeah arrest every 18 year old kid that is drinking with their 17 year old friends. i was always the youngest of all my friends i hung out with, but i looked older than all of them,hence i was always sent in to try to buy the beer at the store. i could of really had a laugh at our graduation party if it had been busted. almost everyone in my class was 18 and i was 17 when we graduated. they would have all been arrested to contributing to delinquency of me[after i bought it for them]
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