Arrested seven, seven vehicles towed away after an illegal Stanleytown party

Several people were arrested for violating Covid-19 conditions and vehicles pulled by police when they woke up in ranks in District # 3, acting on information received, last night at a private party in full swing at Lot 60 Church Street, Stanleytown, Lan West Demerara.

Police say ranks went to the said location where several vehicles were seen parked along the street.

“When party members saw the police ranks approaching, they began running a ‘helter skelter’ from the unfinished basement of the house where the party was held, to the upper apartment in an attempt to escape,” said police.

The ranks made inquiries and based on information received, a 30-year-old self-employed woman who allegedly hosted the party was arrested.

Attempts were made to arrest the attendees, but they fled. A tow truck was summoned to the scene of the removal of seven vehicles (six were accommodated at La Grange Police Station Compound and one at the Wales Station Compound). Also, part of the music system at the party was restored and introduced.

Seven people (five drivers plus two occupants) were eventually arrested after they came out of the nearby bushes and claimed ownership of their vehicles.

According to the Divisional Police Manager, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts, they were placed in custody at La Grange Police Station for Violating Restrictions on Social Activities, pending charges.