Criminal Law

158 People Arrested at ‘Massive Underground Party’ for Coronavirus Violations

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the “super-spreader” event, which was held in a vacant home in Palmdale on Saturday, was also the site of alleged underage trafficking.

“This was a flagrant violation of the governor’s health order,” Villanueva said at a press briefing Tuesday. But, he added, “even without the health order, these actions were criminal in nature.”

Los Angeles County deputies arrested 120 adults and 38 juveniles at the party, all of whom were issued citations for violating health orders, authorities said. Among those arrested, five people were also charged with burglary, one with possession of a firearm, and one with obstruction. The “entire organizing network” of the party — three 18-year-olds and two 17-year-olds — was arrested, authorities said.

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