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Teens Charged With Breaking into Area Mansion, Throwing Party, Causing $1M in Damages

Party-goers reportedly caused $1 million in damages and losses at the house.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Fourteen teenagers were charged in connection with a break-in at a La Habra Heights mansion, where a party was thrown last November and resulted in more than $1 million in damages and losses while the owner was out of town, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.

An initial court hearing is set Wednesday in Pomona Juvenile Court for the teens, who were between 15 and 17 at the time and now range in age from 15 to 18.

The charges involve a party held at the 90,000-square-foot mansion between last Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, in which the home was looted and trashed, according to the District Attorney's Office. Authorities said the home's owner was out of town at the time.

Items stolen from the mansion included a mounted snow leopard, designer clothing and medieval armor, authorities said.

All of the teens face a misdemeanor trespassing charge.

Nine of the teens are charged with felony residential burglary, with four of those charged with grand theft.

Other charges against some of the teens include charging for admission to a party in a residential area and petty theft.

Authorities said the party was advertised on social media and drew more than 100 teenagers.

—City News Service

BiteMeFanBoy1 March 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM
I certainly hope that the HOMEOWNER is in jail too... Last time I checked Snow Leopards were on the Endangered Species List.... Karma will get you !
Vito Spago March 19, 2014 at 01:36 PM
It was legal to shoot those pre 70's. My grandfather shot tigers, leopards, polar bear, grizzlies, elk, moose, big horn sheep, antelope. The owner of this house is a Russian billionaire. I wouldn't want this guy mad at me, if you know what I mean...
joebanana March 23, 2014 at 03:52 PM
Oh, this is just unacceptable, those juvenile delinquents should be drawn and quartered. And the homeowner should get to beat each one with a belt individually while they're tied to a pole. And then they should have to be his slaves until they're 35. And he should be able to beat them whenever he wants. And their parents should have to give him their homes, and all their belongings. That should teach those little hooligans.

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