A party at a house in Western Sydney has not only been cut short but will end in COVID fines worth $60,000.
After responding to a loud party’s concerns, police were forced to break up the crowd of more than 60 people on Nottingham Street in Schofields around 11.30pm on Saturday.
The first responders called for assistance from four neighbouring commands, as well as the Police Airwing, PolAir, a Dog Unit team, and OSG officers to manage the crowd-many of whom, police say, “were intoxicated.”
When a brawl broke out inside the home involving 15 of the partygoers, police say pepper spray was then used.
As a result, three males were admitted to Blacktown Hospital, two for minor injuries suffered in the altercation, and a third for alcohol consumption.
Officers said they have detained 30 people for failing to pass on, and they plan to send $1,000 in violation notices to up to 60 people with COVID-19.
30 People have also been detained after refusing a move-on and will also be given a separate TINS for failure to comply.
Police were told the house had been booked through an online rental firm.
Currently, the meetings are limited to no more than 20 people in both outdoor and home environments.
Anyone with details about this incident will call Crime Stoppers.