Upwards of 300 partygoers leave damage at school near Joffre

Blackfalds RCMP searching for suspects after weekend incident

On Aug. 19th at 11 p.m. Blackfalds RCMP were dispatched to a large party at the Satinwood School near Joffre.

Reports indicated between 100 and 300 people were at the location drinking, playing loud music and causing a disturbance.

Upon police attendance several hundred youth were observed at the location. The youth were found drinking alcohol, lighting fireworks, and fights were beginning. A large bonfire was also burning on the grounds.

Police presence caused partygoers to flee the area on foot and in vehicles. After the partygoers left, the damage left behind was apparent.

Police found the outdoor arena boards were kicked down and used in the bonfire, as well, two windows on the school were broken but no entry to the school was gained.

Blackfalds RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for the damage.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300. Those wishing to anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or at www.tipsubmit.com.

– Fawcett

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