VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver police issued $11,000 in COVID-19 -related fines when breaking up a downtown party over the May long weekend.
Officers were called to a suite at West Georga and Bute Streets around 1 a.m. Sunday for reports of “a loud party.” After those gathered inside refused to open the door, police say they got a search warrant.
“The host of the party was issued a $2,300 violation ticket for hosting a non-compliant event. The other 16 party attendees were issued a $575 fine each for attending a non-compliant event,” says Const. Tania Visintin in a statement.
“Additionally, four speakers, a turntable, and various cables were seized as evidence.”
#VPD say they issued more than $11K in fines on Sun. morning after busting a party at a suite at 1200 W. Georgia. Officers showed up, no one opened the door so they got a warrant and handed out tickets. More than a dozen people were in attendance. @NEWS1130/@CityNewsVAN
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B.C. announced its four-phase restart plan Tuesday, and people in this province are now allowed to host five people (or one household) inside their homes. A gathering of the size described by police will not be allowed again until Phase Three, which could commence as soon as Canada Day.