Crime

Johnson County mom is accused of hosting parties where minors were served alcohol

A 44-year-old woman faces several felony charges for allegedly hosting a juvenile party where alcohol was given to minors, according to Johnson County court records.

Tiffany Anne Shalberg was arrested Thursday and booked in the New Century Detention Center in Olathe. Shalberg faces four counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor, three counts of contributing to a child’s misconduct, three counts of child endangerment and promoting obscenity.

Shalberg was released after posting $1,500 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 15.

Shalberg is a Blue Valley School District parent and had lived in Overland Park when the alleged parties took place.

According to court records, Shalberg allegedly purchased and gave alcohol to minors on numerous occasions, that dates range from October 2017 to last April.

“We take the hosting cases very seriously,” said Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe. “Minors being provided alcohol and/or drugs by adults at these hosting parties have resulted in tragic consequences. Under aged individuals many times get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated and have put their lives and the lives of other drivers at risk.”

A former neighbor said Friday that she recalled hearing loud music and seeing multiple vehicles in the driveway at Shalberg’s residence when the alleged parties took place.

Shalberg lists herself as an event planner on her Linkedin profile. She also says that she helped organize the auction and party at the annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, which raises money for Children’s Mercy Hospital.

However, a Big Slick spokeswoman said Friday that Shalberg “has no substantial role and is not an event planner for Big Slick. She was one of more than 100 volunteers that previously assisted us the night of the Big Slick Party & Auction.”

Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.
Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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