This week, six teens and young adults were arrested for their part in the massive Labor Day weekend bash that took place at former pro football player Brian Holloway's upstate NY home. A seventh teen has now also surrendered to authorities for his part in the festivities that caused thousands of dollars of damage to Holloway's Stephentown home. And authorities say this is just the tip of the iceberg—hundreds of teens could be charged for the party: "We currently have over 200 names ...Once we've established proof of their presence at the party, they will be asked to turn themselves in."
The latest teen arrested is James Curran, who has been charged with criminal trespassing. The other six arrested so far, who range in age from 17 to 21, are facing a variety of charges including second-degree criminal trespass and felony fourth-degree grand larceny.
Police say the ringleader of the party was 19-year-old Seth Hawk, whom Holloway had taken into his family when he was 15. Holloway said Hawk was a classmate of his son and had a troubled youth; learning about his involvement “was a shocker.” “We’re still pulling for him,” Holloway said. “This may be the thing to get him on track.”
Hawk faces felony charges of burglary and criminal mischief and misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and unlawfully dealing with a child. He’s also accused of advertising the party and supplying the alcohol.
Holloway, who lives primarily in Tampa now, told us last week that he estimates there is $20-40K in damage to the house, including smashed windows and glass doors, an "enormous amount" of graffiti, urine-soaked carpets, holes in the ceilings, and a stolen eagle statue (which has since been returned). He also said that many parents of the teens who vandalized the home have threatened him with lawsuits for re-posting their Tweets and Instagrams of the party. "Every time a car pulls up the driveway, I wonder if I'm getting papers," he told WNYT.
“Everyone that broke the law, I’m pressing charges against,” Holloway added. “The parents had a chance and students had a chance to come forward, and only four did.”