Vancouver police issued $6,900 in fines for flouting COVID-19 rules in four different incidents over the weekend.
On Friday night, police were called by a concerned parent who said her young teenage daughter and other young women were at a party downtown with adults where she suspected there was drug use.
Police responded to a condo building and found 16 people at a party in one unit.
The party was dispersed and a $2,300 violation ticket was issued to the primary resident of the unit, while the teenage girls were released to a guardian.
On Saturday evening, while on an unrelated call, two police officers encountered a broken-down limousine on Stanley Park Drive. Officers determined that a group of six friends were gathered for a night out. Only two of the six were roommates – the rest lived separately.
In addition, the driver did not have the appropriate driver’s license or permit to operate a limo. He was issued a $2,300 ticket.
Later that evening, officers responded to two additional house parties in two different condo buildings downtown.
At one party, there were eight to ten people in attendance. At the other, there were 15. The first was a birthday party – all attendees were apologetic and remorseful, but the owner was issued a $230 ticket.
At the second, larger party, officers were met with highly intoxicated and hostile individuals. The owner of that unit was issued a $2,300 violation ticket.