SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Berwick Police arrested 10 people at an underage drinking party over the weekend after receiving a tip from their tip program.
The tip came in anonymously through the new tool South Berwick Police implemented last fall known as SOBERTIP. SOBERTIP allows adults and youth to send non-emergency tip.
Adults and youth can send in a tip by text, smart phone app or online web form. The tips are anonymous, but allow a two-way conversation if necessary. Many other parts of Maine and cities around the country use the same program to help stop underage drinking.
"Prom and graduation season is a time when some youth are tempted by at-risk situations including underage drinking parties. While most of our youth choose not to celebrate with alcohol or drugs, it is good that we have another tool to help kids and communities be more safe." Sally Manninen, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator for Choose To Be Healthy, a company that provided funding to set up the tip line.