Ninety people have been arrested in a mega “super-spreader” bust that included five New Year’s Eve parties.
NBC Los Angeles reports that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s special task force raided five different New Year’s Eve “super-spreader” parties around the county. More than 90 people were arrested, and the police confiscated seven handguns.
Two of the parties were in Malibu, one was in Pomona, and one in Hawthorne. The raids took place at rented homes, empty warehouses, hotels, and closed down businesses, the outlet reports. Those arrested were cited for violations of the county’s Safer At Home order, which has been put in place for the current global pandemic.
“I have made it clear that we will seek out and take law enforcement action against all super spreader events occurring anywhere within Los Angeles County,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. “The goal of these enforcement actions is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the risk to our vulnerable populations.”
Authorities say that anyone who knows of a super-spreader event should report it to their nearest LASD station.
Los Angeles is drowning in Covid-19 cases, as it was recently reported, Los Angeles County has an additional 20,414 new cases of COVID-19 and 207 deaths Friday as of Friday.