Ripton teen planned big party at Frost farm

Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate the vandalism to the Homer Noble Farm in Ripton which was the summer home to the late poet Robert Frost. Investigation at this point has revealed that this incident was a large underage drinking party that was planned and organized by a 17-year-old Ripton resident. A 22-year-old Middlebury resident has been indentified as the subject who purchased the large amount of alcohol for the party. The people attending the party, as many as 50, have been indentified and have ranged in age from 15 to 22 years of age. The investigation and interviews with these individuals are ongoing. In addition to the large amounts of alcohol and evidence of drug use found at the site, fire extinguishers were set off inside the whole first floor of the property and every room on the first floor of the building received a large amount of damage. Some individuals vomited and urinated inside the building and on the damaged property. A list of damaged property provided by Middlebury College revealed the damage to be in excess of $10,000. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police, New Haven Barracks, at 388-4919.

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