Three young adults and 12 juveniles face charges by Barrington police after an investigation into the illegal entry of a vacant home at 56 Elm Lane for an underage drinking party on Jan. 20.
A 16-year-old Barrington girl was previously charged by police with breaking and entering into the home near Nayatt Road. Her entry started the drinking party that caused damage to the home, police said.
An estimated 45 to 90 teens reportedly showed up at the party, according to Barrington police.
Those charged since the party, said Police Chief John LaCross, include:
- Zachary Luther, 21, of 5 Belton Circle, Barrington, who faces a charge of procurement of alcohol. He purchased beer and vodka for four of juveniles after he was contacted via Facebook and agreed to meet the juveniles in the parking lot of a liquor store outside of Barrington. Police said he purchased a 30 pack of beer and 3 bottles of vodka for them.
- Max Florio, 19, of 19 Meadowbrook Drive, charged with possession of alcohol for bringing beer to the party.
- Christian Maclea, 18, of 22 Knapton St., who was charged with vandalism for breaking a window in the home.
- Two 16-year-old females and one 15-year-old female, charged with vandalism, willful trespass, and possession of alcohol for their role in forcing entry to the residence and procuring alcohol for the party.
- A 15-year-old female charged with possession of alcohol for purchasing alcohol from a liquor store, outside of Barrington, for consumption at the party.
- Three 15-year-old females, each charged with possession of alcohol for bringing vodka and beer to the party.
- Two 16-year-old males and two 17-year-old males,charged with possession of alcohol for bringing beer and vodka to the party which they purchased from an adult acquaintance. One of the 16 year olds was also charged with vandalism for breaking a hallway mirror while at the party.
- A 17-year-old male, charged with possession of alcohol for transporting beer and vodka to the party on two separate occasions.
In total 15 more arrests were made, all from Barrington, after the continuing investigation, LaCross said.
The 16-year-old teen charged with B&E “was familiar with the home,” LaCross said. She allegedly entered the Elm Lane home without consent of the owner, who was out of state at the time. Reportedly, an unlocked sliding glass door was used to enter the home, he said.
A caretaker of the property discovered the illegal entry to the home on Saturday morning, Jan. 21, LaCross said. She contacted the homeowner, who asked her to get the police involved because of damage to a chair and window in the home and the possibility of some missing items, he said.
An investigation by police found the house “in disarray and beer bottles and cigarette butts on the floor,” the police chief said.
The mother of the 16-year-old learned of the illegal entry from her daughter. The teen said that she and a few friends entered the house. Other people soon learned of the party through texting, LaCross said, which led to “unwanted people” showing up and the party reportedly getting out of control. The teen reportedly left at that time, LaCross said.
The teen‘s mother and the girl contacted the caretaker about the party the next day. The girl’s mother then brought her into the police station, LaCross said.
“They are cooperating,” he said.
The 16-year-old girl also faces a charge of entering a dwelling without the consent of the owner and vandalism/malicious injury to property, LaCross said.