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Wild teen party results in $20,000 damage to West Vancouver rental house

Vancouver Sun logo Vancouver Sun 2018-03-13 Scott Brown
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A 14-year-old girl with a credit card combined with 200 party-crazy teenagers resulted in more than $20,000 in damages to a rental home in West Vancouver.

Just after 8:30 p.m. Friday, West Vancouver police received reports of an uncontrolled party at a home in the 2400-block of Ottawa Avenue, a tony neighbourhood filled with pricey homes assessed as high as $6 million.

“We had a number of calls reporting a disturbance at that house and it appeared a party was getting out of control,” said West Vancouver police spokesman Const. Jeff Palmer.

When officers arrived at the home they encountered 200 teens flooding out of the home and fleeing the scene.

Police discovered the home had been booked through an online rental agency by a 14-year-old girl, who had used her parents’ credit card without permission to pay for the rental. Unfortunately for her and her family, a bigger bill is coming their way as the home suffered an estimated $20,000 in damages.

Palmer said the partiers smashed walls, furniture and artwork before police arrived.


The girl who organized the shindig told police that the party quickly outgrew its intended size and things got out of control fast.  

Palmer said the girl’s family has agreed to pay for the damages and the homeowner is not seeking criminal charges.

Anyone with information that could assist in identifying individuals directly responsible for damage to the residence can contact West Vancouver police at 604-925-7300.


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