Busted Party Hosts Forced To Pay Officers
POSTED: 8:22 am PDT August 17, 2007
UPDATED: 8:42 am PDT August 17, 2007FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. --
Flagstaff police issued a reminder to residents that party hosts busted for disturbing the peace are responsible for covering the cost of a police response.Police said they receive calls from neighbors reporting loud parties where offenses such as underage drinking, assaults, public urination and criminal damage are taking place. Officers dispatched to the scene to break up the party may issue arrests or citations.Under a city ordinance, the party host is not only arrested and booked into jail, but is also charged with the cost of the responding officers' salaries for the time spent breaking up the party. Depending on the size of the disturbance, police said, breaking up the party could require several officers and a supervisor.
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