The owners of the 56 Elm Lane home that was trashed by an underage drinking party on Jan. 20 spoke out this week about the break-in and vandalism in a letter to the editor.
The letter, signed by the Kilmarx family (Bob, John, Peter and Elizabeth), was printed in the Barrington Times. It was given a headline: "Local teenagers have caused great pain."
In short, the letter describes the entry into the home as a break-in – “forced entry through a window” – and not through an unlocked door as was initially reported by the Barrington police. An initial statement from the 16-year-old girl who has been charged with breaking and entering and malicious vandalism to the home was a lie, the letter states. Evidence and a subsequent confession proved it was a break-in, they say.
The 45-90 teens at the drinking party, which other sources indicate was planned and well-known at the end of exam week and not spontaneous, is described by the Kilmarx letter as involving “copious alcohol consumption and sex … willful destruction of furnishings, windows, and doors, as well as spewing vomit and urine throughout our home. Drawers were ransacked and dumped on beds.”
The letter describes the home invasion as a “grotesque incident” that has “caused our family great distress and sleepless nights as well as more than $19,000 worth of damage.” Click here to read the complete letter.
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