QUEENS — A pair of Breezy Point parents arrested for hosting an alcohol-fueled party for their underage son and his prep school friends Saturday night were released on a desk appearance ticket while authorities investigate, police and prosecutors said.
Anthony Reyes, 56, and his wife Claire Reyes, 49, were arrested on 43 counts of unlawfully dealing with children and 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child after throwing a boozy bash for their son, a lacrosse player at the elite Poly Prep Country Day School, which sent two of the underage guests to the hospital, according to police and the New York Times.
The Queens County District Attorney's office is investigating and will decide which charges to pursue by June 14, when the parents are scheduled to appear in Queens Criminal Court, a DA spokesman said.
Police responded to the Reyes' house on Beach 220th Street about 10:45 p.m. May 5 after receiving a call about underage drinking, NYPD officials said.
There were about 40 minors at the party, but it was not immediately clear how many of them attended Poly Prep, the Times reported. The school was not aware of the party, according to the Times.
Anthony and Claire Reyes did not immediately respond to a message left on their home phone Tuesday.
Editor's Note: The Queens DA's office incorrectly stated that several of the counts against the parents had been dropped. The story has been updated to reflect the change.