$21,000 in goods vanish after Wash. house party

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - Police in the Seattle suburb of Mercer Island say six local teens accused of taking $21,000 worth of goods and cash from a home after an alcohol-fueled house party have been arrested.

Police say the homeowner's nephew was house-sitting while his aunt was in Hawaii. The teen invited friends over last month and a number of pricey items walked out the door.

Among the items listed as stolen were an iPad, an Xbox, $3,000 in cash and 20 to 30 bottles of alcohol valued at about $6,000.

Police spokeswoman Leslie Burns says the nephew told his aunt what happened and tried to make things right by paying the alleged thieves $900 to get the property back. Not all items were returned.

The students involved are 17 and 18 years old.

The cases will be sent to King County prosecutors, who will decide whether charges will be filed.