A large party turned ugly when the home in Aptos was raided and a number of items were stolen on Saturday night including weapons, jewelry, and electronics, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The CHP was called to assist Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies at a home on Valencia Road near Flume Road about 11:20 p.m. on reports of burglary and shots fired, Officer Brad Sadek said.

Upon arrival, sheriff deputies had already begun to break up the house party of around 300 people.

The CHP officers who arrived on scene noticed a vehicle leaving the scene and it backed up and nearly collided with a pedestrian as if it were trying to evade the CHP vehicle, Sadek said.

Officers conducted a DUI investigation and arrested the teenage boy.

A search of the vehicle revealed multiple stolen items, including a shotgun, rifle, jewelry, and computers, Sadek said. Officers also found marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the house party but was unavailable for comment.

Zack Farmer, Bay City News

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