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BC man fined for running ‘makeshift nightclub’ out of his apartment

The Vancouver Police Department broke up a large party in a downtown apartment building over the weekend.

Officers were alerted to the party at the condo on Richards Street on Saturday night after a woman called the police to report that she’d been invited.

When she arrived, she found that there were around 100 people inside and alerted the authorities.

“Saturday’s party was so big, it featured a doorman who was wearing a protective vest, carrying a counting device and holding several denominations of money,” said a VPD release.

“That man was issued two Emergency Program Act tickets – one for hosting the unlawful event and one for failing to wear a face covering.”


In total, the party host received $2,500 in fines for his actions, but the tickets don’t seem to be discouraging the man’s illegal behaviour.

“So far this month, VPD has received four complaints about social gatherings inside the apartment,” the release explained. “Investigators believe the owner has been using the residence to host large parties.”

The VPD says its investigators are now working with Crown counsel to obtain court-ordered conditions that will prohibit the apartment owner from hosting any more large parties.

Thumbnail photo courtesy of Unsplash - Stock Photo.



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