Darien Police arrested 12 teenagers on Friday, Dec. 14, after police learned they had been partying at an unoccupied home that was for sale on Three Wells Lane.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to the home on a report of vehicles with loud mufflers racing up and down the street. Upon arrival, police saw several vehicles parked in the driveway, with one of the vehicles matching the description of a vehicle possibly involved.
As police approached the home, they saw people running around inside with others exiting and running into a wooded area. Police also found a ladder placed near a second floor balcony. Police found three people hiding in the woods, and the remainder were found hiding in the basement.
Officers found two 30 packs of Natural Light beer in the basement, police said. All of those arrested were cooperative and admitted that they were at the home for a party, police said. The home is currently for sale and none of those present had authorization to be at the home, according to police.
They said they entered the house through an open side door, and police confirmed there was no evidence of forced entry. Those charged with possession of alcohol by a minor either admitted consuming alcohol or failed a breathalyzer test, police said. All were issued a misdemeanor summons and released on a written promise to appear in court on Christmas Eve.