NOVATO (CBS SF) — An 18-year-old Novato man has been cited for violating the city’s social host ordinance by hosting a party where alcohol was allegedly consumed by minors, according to police.

Around 10:10 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to an address in the 500 block of Arlington Circle on report of a loud party.

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On the scene they found crowds of minors gathered in and around the home. Their investigation indicated that Dempsey Roggenbuck, the resident, had hosted the party.

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He was cited to appear in court.

More information about Novato’s social host ordinance, or municipal code 14-6-3, is available at

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