Host of large party charged

A Princeton man known to law enforcement for hosting large parties on his rural Princeton property could be facing up to a year in jail.


Mitchell Robert Bohn-Prokop was charged in Mille Lacs County District Court on December 7 with selling liquor without a license and operating a disorderly house. The two gross misdemeanors also carry potential fines of $3,000 for each offense. He will appear in court on January 8, 2013.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Mille Lacs County District Court, a large party was underway at 11286 50th Street when a county deputy responded to the residence at 11:03 p.m. Authorities were familiar with the residence because two parties with about 600 guests had been held at the residence on prior occasions. On this night, the deputy estimated 350 people had already gathered at the residence.

The deputy was greeted at the entrance to the driveway by Bohn-Prokop, who was holding a bucket, wristbands and a stamp, the complaint states. If a guest was under 21 years of age they were stamped. If they were over 21, they received a wristband.

There were multiple kegs of Keystone Light beer and a DJ playing music in a shed. Witnesses stated that they paid $10 for the wristband so they could drink beer from the kegs, according to the complaint.

While at the scene, partygoers began getting out of hand. They were yelling expletive language at responding officers and throwing beer bottles in the direction of the officers, who had come from Princeton, Sherburne County and Benton County to give backup to Mille Lacs County deputies. One partygoer punched the side of a squad car, causing damage, the complaint states.

Bohn-Prokop was taken into custody. He told officers he was throwing a going-away party for a friend.