Hamilton Police Laid Charges at House Party

Hamilton Police have laid charges after a house party at a short-term rental accommodation in Flamborough.

On March 4, 2021, at around 12:25 a.m., police were dispatched to reports of a house party in progress.

Officers arrived at the dispatched address and noticed about 10-15 vehicles parked in front of the house and approximately 50 people inside. As party attendees left the residence, police were able to lay charges under the Reopening Ontario Act and the Highway Traffic Act. A total of 11 charges were laid.

This is the second report of a large gathering at a short-term rental accommodation in Hamilton over the past two weeks. Hamilton Police also responded to reports of a large house party on February 20, 2021, in Upper Stoney Creek. The initial reports were for approximately 40 individuals but when officers arrived there were approximately 150 individuals in attendance.

The crowd quickly dispersed without issue. Hamilton Police and Hamilton Municipal Law Enforcement continue to investigate and are working to identify the host in order to hold them accountable under the Reopening Ontario Act.

Hamilton is currently in the red zone of the COVID-19 response framework. This means all events and social gatherings are restricted to five people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Fines can be laid for those in violation of the current legislation.

Hamilton Police are reminding the public that public health measures are still in place.