Springhill police helped by RCMP at “out of control house party”

Dave Mathieson
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Springhill police helped by RCMP at “out of control house party”

SPRINGHILL – In what the Springhill Police Department are calling an “out of control house party,” six people were arrested for criminal code violations early Saturday morning in Springhill.

The department issued a weekend report on Tuesday regarding the matter.

The weekend report said several complaints were received Friday and early Saturday evening, including: “an out of control house party.”

As a result six people were arrested for Criminal Code offences including mischief, creating a disturbance, assault peace officer, breach of conditions, Liquor Control Act charges including, under age drinking, intoxication in a public place and Protection of Property Act offence…disturbing the occupier of premises.

Members of the Cumberland RCMP were present and assisted with the occurrence.

The police would not say where the incident occurred but the Amherst Daily News learned from witnesses that it occurred early Saturday from approximately 1 to 3 a.m. on Church Street.

Several residents on Church Street confirmed the rest of the information in the weekend report.

Residents who were contacted did not want their names used, but said the RCMP arrived at the scene later in the incident, at approximately 2 a.m., and that the RCMP were seen on foot searching for people between Church and McFarlane Street, which is directly behind Church Street.

Another person said that the assaulted police officer was allegedly struck by a male after he was handcuffed.

The police also didn’t give a time and date to when the six people will appear in court to face the charges, and didn't give the ages of the six people.

Another witness said that tear gas may have been used at the scene but the Springhill police said that no tear gas was used.

The RCMP were called about the house party but they said it was a Springhill Police Department matter.

The rest of the weekend report said that Springhill Police responded to a total of 29 complaints from June 15 to 18. The complaints included: “investigating complaints of mischief, speeding, careless driving, suspicious persons, uttering threats, illegal parking, domestic disturbance, theft under $5000.00, found property, property checks, assault, and a suspicious vehicle.  Six summary offence tickets were issued under the Motor Vehicle Act as well as three charges under the Criminal Code and 1 charge under the Liquor Control Act…”



Organizations: RCMP, Springhill Police Department, Amherst Daily News

Geographic location: Springhill, Church Street, McFarlane Street

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