Two Members of Kennedy Family Arrested Over Noise: Report

August 22, 2017 Updated: August 22, 2017

Two members of the famed Kennedy family were arrested Sunday, Aug. 20, due to a party, according to reports.

Matthew “Max” Kennedy, 52, the ninth child of former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated, was arrested Sunday. His daughter, Caroline, 22, was also arrested, according to

Police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, said they were arrested for refusing to tamp down a party early Sunday.

“It’s a loud party statute, that’s what it’s used for,” Barnstable Police Lt. John Murphy told the Boston Herald.

They broke a local noise law, which is punishable by an arrest and $100.

“It’s if noise is audible for a distance of 150 feet away,” Murphy told the paper. “It’s a loud party statute, that’s what it’s used for.”

Nobody else was arrested, officials said.

Matthew Kennedy pleaded no guilty at his arraignment, and his daughter will be arraigned at a later date.

They were both released without bail, the New York Post reported.

The elder Kennedy is a writer who penned “Make Gentle the Life of This: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy.”