Victoria Police Return to Interview with Another Party, Fined for COVID-19 Violation

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VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – Victoria Police have arrested and sentenced a party guest for breaking COVID-19 rules. This is the second time that officers have visited the house this weekend.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, police were called to a one-bedroom suite for noise disturbance where they found 15 people in the house.

“The agents informed the host and guests that the party was over. The group was compliant, with the exception of one guest who refused to cooperate and leave, ”the statement read.

Police eventually arrested the man for obstructing a police officer and he was fined $ 230 for abusive or belligerent behavior at a social gathering.

“A victim fine surcharge of $ 30 was included in the fine of $ 200.”

Other revelers were able to leave and no additional offense tickets were distributed.

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Sunday’s incident comes after another ticket was issued earlier in the week. About 40 to 60 people were found at the home and the host was slapped with a $ 2,300 bill for violating COVID-19 protocols.

Police said they visited his home twice on Friday and initially issued a warning, but when he and other guests did not comply, a ticket was issued.

The ticket given to the host on Friday could be the first given in the province’s new crackdown on those who violate COVID-19 security protocols.

Cam MacIntyre of the Victoria Police Department told NEWS 1130 that he believed the behaviors observed over the weekend were “reckless and irresponsible” and put the police and the public at risk.

“While this party was going on, our officers were responding to violent calls for service in our community where people need the police and if any officers get sick, and our operational readiness is compromised, which is a real challenge. for public safety, ”he said. . “So there is a contempt for public health here. And there is also a contempt for public safety.

While MacIntyre says the vast majority of the city’s residents “work incredibly hard,” the unfortunate actions of a few people “can lead to an exponential level of risk to the health of our community.”

He adds that the situation will continue to be monitored, but his patients are running out.



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