Illegal New Westminster nightclub shut down and ticketed

ON January 30, New Westminster Police Department officers were patrolling the downtown neighbourhood when they noticed a party in the 400-block of Front Street. The NWPD Crime Reduction Unit stayed in the area and spoke to an individual associated to the party.

Inside the building, officers saw people dancing on a dance floor, open liquor, and approximately 150 guests who were not wearing masks or social distancing. The NWPD shut down the event without issue and had the crowd leave the area.

“This appears to have been an illegal nightclub,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “We want everyone to know that public health orders are still in place and still being enforced. These orders are in place to protect public health.”

Officers issued $575 in fines to the event organizer under the Covid Related Measures Act.