Owners of Defiled House Speak Out

The Kilmarx family of 56 Elm Lane writes a letter to the editor on the Jan. 20 break-in, underage drinking party and vandalism that caused '$19,000 damage'.

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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DanComment March 15, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Unfortunately, in a town where SO many rude people reside do we have to wonder why the kids are emulating the parents?
Chris12 March 15, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Every community has it's low-life element
Rhody O'Dhody March 16, 2012 at 02:26 PM
The parents of the juvenile delinquents responsible should not only be paying for the damages, but also assisting in the clean-up & repairs. It is incomprehensible to me that so many residents have chimed in to say "kids make mistakes," "nobody's perfect," etc.. Actions have consequences-at least outside of Barrington. @Chris12: The low-life element you speak of are your friends & neighbors here in Barrington. Don't forget to say hello to them in Church on Sunday. Such a beautiful town. Such irresponsible parenting.


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