Felony Vandalism from Juvenile-Young Adult Party in in El Dorado Hills

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 14, 2016 / comments

The EDSO reports that On March 12th, 2016 at 10:20 pm, Deputies responded to a reported party at a residence on Keystone Court in El Dorado Hills.

When the first Deputy arrived in the area, there were approximately 200+ young adults and juveniles at the location.  As soon as the first party goers saw the Deputy they started fleeing and yelling that the cops were there.  More Deputies arrived on scene and 14 young adults were detained.  At the conclusion of the investigation, the 14 young adults were cited for criminal trespass and released.

During the course of the initial investigation, it was determined the house was unoccupied and had recently been sold.  

Upon searching the residence, Deputies noticed extensive damage to the residence including numerous holes in the walls, numerous damaged electronic devices, and other extensive damage to the interior and exterior of the residence.  The damage was extensive enough to meet the threshold to be considered felony vandalism and an active investigation is underway to identify and arrest the persons responsible for causing the damage.

A local that is familiar with the home writes online, "EDH friends - I try to always stay positive on Facebook, but I am so disheartened by this experience. Over 200 high school kids went to a party last night that was held in one of the newly constructed homes in Blackstone... Owners were to take possession Tuesday. House is trashed! I simply cannot comprehend the destruction that took place. Previous students of mine - Can you help me understand the blatant disrespect of someone's property all for a good time? To me, such selfish thoughtlessness is reprehensible."

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office at (530)621-6600.