VPD discover house party at residence after being called for wellness check

Apr 7 2021, 2:59 pm

Numerous violation tickets were issued, and one person was arrested after Vancouver police were recently called to a downtown residence for a wellness check on a woman, and found a house party at the location instead.

In a release on Wednesday, police said the incident took place on April 2, when officers arrived at a downtown apartment building after receiving a call from a member of the public to check on the well-being of an 18-year-old woman.

“The caller reported that the woman had been drugged and was inside one of the apartments,” police said.

Upon their arrival, however, officers found approximately 20 people inside the suite in “what appeared to be a party.”

Still believing the woman may be in danger, officers entered the residence, at which point one of the guests “yelled profanities and allegedly attempted to punch the officers.”

The individual was arrested for assault of a peace officer as a result, and taken to jail.

Numerous violation tickets were also issued to the party-goers, including a $2,300 fine for the party host.

The woman was found unharmed inside the unit.

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