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Fines issued for two incidents of large gatherings in Charlottetown

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Two Charlottetown residents faces charges after police responded to two separate and unrelated complaints of large gatherings shortly after 11:40 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.

The first was reported at 11:44 p.m. where Charlottetown police responded to a residence on North River Road. Upon police arrival, a large group of about 80 people was observed in and around the residential property. 

Police spoke to the property representative and instructed him to have the guests leave as they were exceeding the maximum of 15 persons guideline established by the provincial chief public health officer. The group complied and dispersed without incident. 

A 17-year-old Charlottetown male was issued a $1,000 fine under section 39(8) of the Public Health Act which prohibits indoor personal gatherings in excess of 15 people.

The second complaint was received at 11:48 p.m. where police responded to a residence on Sheffield Crescent. That residence had about 50 people gathering. 

In this case, a 23-year-old Charlottetown man was issued a $1,000 fine.

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