Man fined after having "makeshift nightclub" in Vancouver condo

Jan 25 2021, 9:45 am

A party host received $2,500 in tickets after Vancouver police discovered he was running a “makeshift nightclub” in a residential building downtown.

In a release, VPD said officers came across the illegal setup “after a woman called police to report she had been invited to a party at a condo on Richards Street,”  this past Saturday.

Police said the woman reported that that when she arrived at the residence, “there were approximately 100 people inside.”

The residence has been the site of four complaints in January alone, according to the VPD. “Investigators believe the owner has been using the residence to host large parties,” they said.

Saturday’s party was so big, in fact, that it featured “a doorman who was wearing a protective vest, carrying a counting device, and holding several denominations of money,” police said. That man was issued two Emergency Program Act tickets – one for hosting the unlawful event and one for failing to wear a face covering.

Police said they are now are working with Crown counsel to obtain court-ordered conditions that will prohibit the apartment owner from hosting large parties.

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