Hearing set on cheer advisor's motion to suppress

HURON A Huron Municipal Court judge will decide in July if police illegally entered the home of a Huron high school c
MIKE FITZPATRICK
May 24, 2010

HURON

A Huron Municipal Court judge will decide in July if police illegally entered the home of a Huron high school cheerleading advisor accused of hosting an underage drinking party.

Jane L. Bickley was charged with four counts of furnishing alcohol to persons underthe age of 21 in connection to the March 15incident at her home in the 100 block ofRichland Ave.

Bickley's attorney, K. Ronald Bailey, filed a motion to suppress evidence police obtained by entering the home, saying police did not have a search warrant to enter the home.

The suppression hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 18 in front of Judge William Steuk, according to a court clerk.

Police went to the Bickley home early March 15 after receiving a tip about the underage drinking party, according to a police report. Once there, police found a note taped to the front door saying "no drinking unless you (are) one of the lucky girls staying and don't answer the door if the cops come."

When police went behind the home, they reported seeing one boy run inside, screaming the "cops are here."

Once inside the home, police observed several beer cans on the floor and teens sitting around a poker table with beer in their cup holders, the police report said.

Bailey contends that Bickley and her husband were both sleeping and unaware of the drinking party.