Police bust up Amish party in Ohio field, over 70 arrested

MILLERSBURG, Ohio – The party was expected to draw more than 1,000 Amish youth, but Ohio authorities intervened around midnight Saturday, arresting dozens of people, according to The Daily Record.

The joint raid took place at the scheduled venue – a huge field along County Road 400 in Hardy Township.

More than 40 officers from various law enforcement agencies in several counties arrested about 75 people, both adults and juveniles, according to the paper.

Two were hospitalized for alcohol-related symptoms and several were booked on charges of resisting arrest, according to the Associated Press.

The Holmes County Sheriff's Office had initially received calls from concerned parents warning of a massive party expected to draw more than 1,000 young Amish revelers from Ohio and neighboring states.

The Amish are a traditionalist sect of Christianity who reject modern technology and conveniences. The Amish have sizable communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

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3 comments

  • msanita92

    The Amish need to do way with Rumspringa! A couple of generations back, things weren’t this wild. Today, with the drugs and alcohol so available, Rumspringa is nothing but heartache.

  • Michael Morris

    and in Michigan as well and they do love to party like hell when they go on a beer run it is not for a case or a 12 pack it is for cases and cases and cases and bottles of booze like you would not believe they drink insane amounts at their parties we live in the middle of Amish country here in Mi. and after church on sunday the kids are on the run and it is party time and there going till 4 or 5 am and it no holds barred when it comes to drinking they don’t bother people or tear shit up at least not around here but they do drink like hell and have a good time.