More than 200 teens and young adults partied in a newly built, unoccupied home in El Dorado Hills on Saturday night, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
The bulk of the partygoers scattered when officers arrived.
“As soon as the first partygoers saw the deputy they started fleeing and yelling that the cops were there,” a sheriff’s news release said.
Deputies cited 14 people for trespassing and released them, according to the department’s release.
The house is on Keystone Court in the Blackstone subdivision off Latrobe Road, an area still under construction. It had recently been sold and was unoccupied, the Sheriff’s Office said. A number of homes on the street have sold recently in the $680,000 to $780,000 price range.
The partygoers did enough damage to the home to qualify as felony vandalism, according to the news release.
“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 news release said.
Authorities are working to identify and arrest those responsible for the damage.
Last month, teenagers in Ceres pulled a for-sale sign from the yard of a vacant home and staged a party for about 100 high school students, advertising it on social media sites and charging $10 a head.
They told neighbors they had recently purchased the home, but the neighbors called police, The Modesto Bee reported.