(CMR) The RCIPS stopped a house party over the weekend because it was in direct contravention of the local laws.
A poster advertising an illegal party after hours on Saturdays has been brought to the attention of the police. This event advertises that patrons are asked to pay an admissions fee to attend the event that is being held at a residence in Prospect.
The event is said to be held on Sunday mornings after 12AM, which is a clear violation of the law.
The Liquor License Law states:
Section 3(2) “A person who, being the owner, occupier or being concerned in the management of any premises not licensed under this Law, permits or suffers any intoxicating liquor to be sold or exposed for sale from those premises commits an offence.”
Section 33 (1) The Commissioner, any Justice, trade officer or revenue officer may –
(a) enter any licensed premises or any place within the curtilage thereof for the purpose of detecting or preventing any breach of this or any other law which it is his duty to enforce or of any licence;
(b) having reasonable ground for suspecting that intoxicating liquor is being unlawfully disposed of stored, introduced or otherwise dealt with, enter and inspect any aircraft, hovercraft, ship, boat or conveyance, or any premises and examine any place therein and any receptacle, package or thing;
Police disrupted the event on Sunday morning, 5 August, about 12:30AM, without incident.
We would like to remind the public that anyone who holds an event where the general public is invited and asked to pay a cover charge, that does not have a license for such event, commits an offense.
Additionally, playing loud music after 12:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning is also against the law. Such illegal events encourage anti-social behaviour and disrupt the community, and the police intend to prevent these activities with positive action.
Anyone with information about illegal parties is asked to share this information with police; neighbours of the address in question are asked to keep police informed of any such activities occurring or planned in this area.