At about 1:28am, on Saturday, April 16, 2011, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a loud party at 72 Hillside Street. Upon pulling up to the house and exiting their cruisers, officers could hear, without effort or difficulty, loud music emanating from the above location. When officers approached the building, a small group gathered on the front porch immediately ran inside the location and locked the front door. Officers were able to gain entry when a resident of the building unlocked the door. Once inside, officers proceeded to the third floor. When officers got to the 3rd floor and gained entry into the apartment, officers observed a party of approximately fifty people. Officers advised the individuals that the party was over and that the individuals on the lease were being issued a city ordinance for noise violation. As officers attempted to explain their enforcement actions to the lease holders, the lease holders chose to verbally disrespect the officers. Prior to leaving the location, officers again informed the lease holders that the party was over and the music needed to remain off.
Upon leaving the location, officers were standing across the street in conversation with a small group of individuals when officers heard the music turned up again. Again, officers could hear the loud music without effort or difficulty.
Officers returned to the location and arrested the lease holders.
Officers arrested four individuals in their early twenties and charged all four with Being the Keepers of a Disorderly House.