Police issue fines, make arrests after another weekend of parties in Kingston, Ont.


City officials say more than a dozen people have been arrested after another weekend of large, rowdy, unsanctioned parties near Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.

The parties were held in the University District despite multiple warnings from authorities about the consequences of participating in such gatherings.

Kingston police Chief Antje McNeely says while there was a “slight improvement” from the previous weekend’s gatherings, officers continued to observe “aggressive, volatile, and disrespectful behaviour.”

The city says police made 14 arrests — most for public intoxication — and issued 83 fines for provincial offences after the recent gatherings.

Police and the city’s bylaw enforcement officers also issued dozens of fines for attending, hosting or sponsoring the gatherings, failing to comply with an emergency order and noise.

Several temporary road closures were also in effect on the weekend as police and bylaw officials responded to the large gatherings.


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