A busted house party will land 10 teenagers in front of a judge next week to face felony burglary charges. Police say the teens were drinking in an unoccupied house on White Street in Harrison.
One of the teens also faces a felony assault charge after police say he punched an officer while trying to escape.
Police responded to 105 White Street at about 11 p.m. on Feb. 18 after receiving reports that several teens were entering the vacant house. Upon arrival two teens tried to escape through windows in the back of the building.
After detaining the two teens, police brought all of the suspects to the front of the building. At that time police say Lyle Long, 17, of Harrison, tried to flee, punching an officer in the face in the process. Another officer at the scene assisted and placed Long under arrest.
While searching Long police say they found four ecstasy pills in his pants pocket. Long was charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree assault — both felonies — along with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespass and resisting arrest.
During the struggle six of the suspects left the scene. Aldo Rolon, 17, of West Harrison, Jamie Arias, 17, of Harrison, Joseph Pepe, 17, of Harrison, and a teenage girl younger than 16 followed police orders and stayed.
The unnamed youth was intoxicated, police say, but not charged. She was hospitalized in White Plains and later released to her mother. The other three were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary — a felony — along with misdemeanor criminal trespass.
While canvassing the area police spotted three males walking on Crotona Avenue. Daniel Ortiz, 17, of West Harrison, Angel Depena, 18, of Yonkers, and Juan Ramos, 16, of West Harrison, were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary — a felony — along with misdemeanor criminal trespass. An officer at the scene later confirmed that he saw them leaving the party.
Another responding officer found two males and a female walking north on Nelson Avenue. Kyrie Philbrook, 19, of Mamaroneck, David Williams, 16, of White Plains and Cesar Ensucho, 17, of Larchmont, were taken into custody. During an interview with police Philbrook later admitted that she, Ensucho and Williams were at the party, according to police reports. All three face the same felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal trespass charges.
A search of the building's interior revealed damaged floor tiles and window blinds. Police also noticed that the teens were using the heat and electricity.
All of the teens with the exception of Long and Ramos were released without bail. Ramos was transported to Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry in reference to a family court warrant. Long was transported to Westchester County Jail pending $7,500 cash bail.
All suspects are due in court Tuesday.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article did not include Juan Ramos in the eight paragraph, instead referencing Daniel Ortiz twice. The error has been fixed. Lyle Long is also 17, a previous version of this story stated he was 19. We regret the errors.