The investigation into the 15 Fireside Drive home in Barrington that was occupied while the owners were away on vacation has resulted in 13 juveniles being charged with trespassing.
All but one of the juveniles will be sent to the Barrington Juvenile Hearing Board for disposition of the cases because of their cooperation, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross.
The case of the one juvenile who failed to cooperate in the investigation will be sent to Family Court, he said.
The juveniles included five 14-year-old males, two 14-year-old females, a 15-year-old male, a 16-year-old male, three 17-year-old males and a 17-year-old female, LaCross said.
Barrington Det. Benjamin Ferreira completed “almost 25 hours of investigative work,” said LaCross.
The Investigation revealed the following:
- Before leaving for vacation, a child of the family had given permission for a friend (and a few additional friends to use the interior pool).
- Word of the family being away quickly developed into an open party via text message, face to face communication, and cell phones.
- Although the door handle was loose, there was no forced entry into the main living area of the house.
- All parents, with one exception, were fully cooperative with Det. Ferreira’s investigation.
- Parents, in general, showed concern for their child’s involvement in this incident and wished for their child to take responsibility for their actions.
- All but one of the juveniles will be sent to the Juvenile Hearing Board.
"Additional individuals may be charged in the future pending further investigation and cooperation," said LaCross, although the investigation was deemed by him to be concluded.