6 teenagers arrested after breaking into Parker home and throwing party

Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 18:21:19-04

PARKER, Colo. – Six teenagers have been arrested and could face charges in relation to a large party they allegedly threw at a man’s home while he was having dinner with a friend last Friday night.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the teens’ arrests Wednesday, but did not provide further details of their charges. The sheriff’s office did not name the teens because they are juveniles.

Mike Cox, who owns the home and had recently put it on the market for sale, said he was at a friend’s home for dinner that evening, and that when he returned home about two hours after he first left, he found sheriff’s deputies and teenagers.

Dozens of them had somehow gotten into Cox’s home and thrown a party. According to authorities, photos and videos posted on social media, the teenagers brought beer to the party and drank some champagne Cox already had in his home.

"I think we were targeted because our house was for sale on the market, and somebody saw it online and thought it was going to be empty. But it wasn't," Cox told Denver7 earlier this week.

The teens left a broken window in the home’s basement and broken glass in a shower.

"You can see on the floor—they were squirting champagne from standing on our counter top and squirting it all over the house. It's on the ceiling, on the floor, on our furniture. Everywhere," said Cox.

He told Denver7 earlier this week he hoped the teens would be prosecuted.

“They don’t value anything. They don’t value people’s hard work, their property – any of it,” he said.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tells Denver7 it is still looking to identify additional suspects.