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Hamilton Police Hand Out Multiple Charges After 2 Large House Parties

One party had about 150 people in attendance.

Police are warning residents to stop gathering after two Hamilton house parties were busted in the past weeks. 

The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) reported that multiple fines were handed out as a result. 

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According to HPS, the first gathering, which was hosted on February 20, 2021, in Upper Stoney Creek, had approximately 150 people in attendance.

The party was reportedly "dispersed without issue." However, police and Municipal Law Enforcement have yet to identify the event's host.

The second incident, which occurred on March 4, 2021, at around 12:25 a.m., was a house party of approximately 50 people gathered indoors.

"Officers arrived at the dispatched address and noticed about 10-15 vehicles parked in front of the house," police reported.

"As party attendees left the residence, police were able to lay charges under the Reopening Ontario Act and the Highway Traffic Act," the report added.

A total of 11 charges were laid as a result of the incident. 

Hamilton is currently in the red zone of Ontario's reopening framework, which limits indoor gatherings to just five people.