Over 50 people were held at a party that was being kept at Central Avenue in May Pen, which was said by the Clarendon division of police, to be in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act. The Lawmen who were on patrol at the time reported that at about 1:30 p.m yesterday, they stumbled upon the party being fully in session.
According to superintendent Christopher Phillips who is in charge of operations in the parish of Clarendon, persons who were present at the party, were seen dispersing all over the place when the police arrived. It was also reported that individuals present at the party at the time, tried to escape by dashing into houses as well as cars.
Luckily for the police, the event organizer was held, and according to the officers, the party seemed to have been well-planned as upon arriving at the scene, there were tents visible along with food and liquor. It is also being reported by the law officials that over 200 persons, were present at the event along with a music system.
Speaking on the matter, superintendent Phillips stated that the numerous amounts of events being held in the parish of Clarendon are bringing to light, what he calls the “undisciplined behaviour” of the residents.
As a form of red flag for future Disaster Risk Management Act violators, Officer Christopher Phillips encouraged the people to do the right thing. The superintendent also spoke to the fact that his team is ready and fully motivated to enforce the law.
In a response to what took place yesterday, several roadblocks were put in place in the parish to help prevent further violations.