West Vancouver police issued a hefty fine to a woman in the British Properties neighbourhood for hosting a party.
On Sunday at 11 pm, officers were tipped off by an anonymous person, of a gathering at a household in the 300 blk. of Southborough Drive in the district’s British Properties.
When officers attended, they heard loud music and saw 10-15 people inside the home who were not wearing masks, and were drinking and dancing.
When the occupants noticed police, they turned off the music and scattered inside.
They refused to answer the door.
Officers quickly encountered an extremely confrontational and intoxicated 46-year-old woman, who was later identified as a resident.
After a lengthy attempt to identify the woman, who was screaming and yelling at officers, she was eventually issued $2,630 in COVID-related fines for hosting a non-compliant event, as well as for abusive and belligerent behaviour.
“This is not the time to be inviting guests into your home,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy.
“We will not be tolerating reckless behaviour that could jeopardize the health and safety of others.”
If anyone observes unlawful or disruptive behaviour while enjoying West Vancouver parks, they are asked to contact WVPD at 604-925-7300. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency.