OPP Response Prevents After-Prom Bush Party In Laurentian Hills
On the evening of June 10, 2017 officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment received information from the public regarding an after-prom bush party set to take place on Laurentian Hills municipally owned land on Leader Road.
Officers responded and found approximately 20 to 30 tents set up on the land in anticipation of the party and a large area for a bonfire had already been prepared. Two vehicle loads of youths were already on scene at the time of police arrival. The youths were warned for offences under the Liquor License Act (LLA) and sent home with a designated driver.
Police then set up a RIDE program on Leader Road from 930pm until midnight. Officers turned away dozens and dozens of vehicles, including a bus, full of youths enroute to the party.
Detachment Commander Mark Wolfe praised the work of the responding officers and stated, "Events such as this pose a serious risk to the safety and well-being of our youth. The officer's timely actions to prevent the party from taking place demonstrates our commitment to public safety and the safety of our youth."