RICHMOND RCMP last weekend issued more violation tickets to people who contravened provincial orders aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
At approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, frontline officers attended a karaoke bar near the Aberdeen Square mall, in the 4000-block of No.3 Road. Officers observed numerous contraventions of the Provincial Protective Measures Order. In all, 34 staff and patrons received violation tickets for $230 each, while the manager received a ticket for $2,300.
At approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday, February 14, frontline officers attended a commercial premises in the 2600-block of Shell Road. Upon arrival, police overheard people singing karaoke and discovered what appeared to be an unlicensed drinking establishment. In all, 21 participants received tickets worth $230 each, for contraventions of the Provincial Protective Measures Order. The organizer on-scene also received a ticket for $2,300.
In both cases, the investigations continue to determine what other business and/or liquor-related charges may apply.
“Richmond RCMP is committed to promoting safety in our community, and we will continue to enforce the regulations aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19,” said Cpl. Ian Henderson. “It’s quite clear that some people are still not getting the message. People who continue to engage in this type of reckless, irresponsible behaviour will be held to account.”
If you happen to learn of other similar events being organized in Richmond, or happen to witness other parties or large gatherings in Richmond, call the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca