Three adults face charges and two juveniles received citations after they were found partying in a vacant, for sale townhouse in Mount Prospect on June 17, police said Friday.
Police responded at about 2 a.m. to complaints from a person who knew the owner had moved out of the home, located on the 1200 block of Wheeling Road. They saw lights on in the kitchen area and heard several voices, so they knocked on the back door, which was closer to the kitchen, said Operations Commander John Wagner.
A male looked through the window and, after the police identified themselves, he warned the other teens, Wagner said. One tried to leave through the front door, but found another police officer standing there. The subject attempted to close the door, but the officer was already walking in, so he ran down the basement stairs.
Police also observed someone attempting to climb out a second-story window, but after the police identified themselves, the subject went back inside, Wagner said. Police then saw someone knock out the screen of the basement window and attempt to climb out, but after the police identified themselves, the subject retreated.
There was no furniture in the home, but there were empty and partially empty liquor bottles and burned cannabis cigarettes, as well as vomit on the floor, Wagner said. Police contacted the real estate agent the property was listed with, who confirmed that the teens did not have permission to be in the home.
Two juveniles, a 15-year-old Elk Grove girl and a 15-year-old Mount Prospect girl, were cited for trespassing and curfew violation. The Mount Prospect girl was also cited for unlawful consumption of alcohol, Wagner said.
Shawn M. Carter, 19, of the 900 block of Boxwood Drive in Mount Prospect; Joshua Lopez, 19, of the 800 block of River Road in Mount Prospect; and Tatiana McGee, 18, of the 600 block of Dempster in Mount Prospect were each charged with trespassing, unlawful consumption of alcohol and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors. Lopez was also charged with criminal damage to property for knocking out the basement window screen, Wagner said. The juveniles were picked up by their parents and Carter, Lopez and McGee were released after posting bond.
Carter, Lopez and McGee are scheduled to appear in court Aug. 2.