Police break up massive house party at Brampton mansion
Damage estimate at $70,000 after party attracts as many as 2,000 teens
Peel police deployed as many as 60 cruisers to break up a raucous Brampton, Ont., house party that attracted between 1,500 and 2,000 teenagers and caused "substantial" damage.
'Lucky' is not a strong enough term to characterize that we had no injuries.— Const. Thomas Ruttan, Peel police
Officers say the owner of a yet-to-be-completed mansion called police around 9:50 p.m. ET about an out-of-control party on the property.
"We did have several officers assaulted and we had several people arrested for [assaulting] police and for public intoxication," said Const. Thomas Ruttan, a spokesman for Peel Regional Police.
As many as 60 cruisers from three divisions were dispatched to the site, located near Goreway Drive and Mayfield Road, to shut down the bash.
Word of the party, and photos of the results, quickly spread online via Twitter and other social media.
"I would like to respectfully say that that may not be the best choice to use to advertise your party, to have people come to your party," he said.
"Simply because we're not really aware of how far-reaching social media really is and how quickly something like this can get out of control."
Ruttan said no one was seriously hurt.
"'Lucky' is not a strong enough term to characterize that we had no injuries."
Police said the "substantial damage" to the mansion totalled some $70,000.
When asked whether his police force has ever broken up a bash as large as the one on Friday, Ruttan answered: "Maybe not to this extent. But I have heard of very, very similar parties."