14-year-old’s out of control party causes $20k of damage to West Van home

Mar 13 2018, 4:46 am

A teenage girl and her family have just learned an incredibly expensive lesson, as a house party held over the weekend went terribly wrong.

On March 9, 2018, shortly after 8:30 pm, police were called to the scene of a home in the 2400 block of Ottawa Avenue in West Vancouver.

Multiple calls had been made to the West Vancouver Police Department, all reporting the same thing – an uncontrolled party.

Upon arrival, police witnessed approximately 200 teenagers attempting to flee the scene.

After confirming that nobody was injured or in need of medical attention, the police were able to track down the 14-year-old girl who was responsible for throwing the party.

The girl had booked the home online and paid for the rental through the unauthorized use of her parents’ credit card.

The party had quickly grown to beyond the “intended size” and extensive damage had been done to the property before police arrived on site. Walls, furniture and artwork had been destroyed and smashed – an estimated total of approximately $20,000 in damages.

Investigators have been told that the girl’s family has agreed to accept financial responsibility for the damages.

The homeowner will not be seeking any criminal charges against the organizer or family for the incident.

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