Orange residents are among 11 people issued penalty infringement notices (PINs) totaling $11,000 following a party near Parkes over the weekend that's landed the owner of the property a date in court.
Western Region assistant commissioner Brett Greentree said police attempted several times to move the party-goers on from the rural location but those warnings fell on deaf ears, and the incident is "of great concern to us".
"The owner of that property has been issued a court attendance notice for breach of the public health orders," assistant commissioner Greentree said.
"That was a party and all those people who received infringement notices were from Orange so they traveled against the public health order."
The message from that is that people are calling CrimeStoppers, people are calling your local police.Western Region assistant commissioner Brett Greentree
Central West Police District officers stationed at Parkes said they attended the property three times between 4.30pm on Friday, September 10 and 8am Saturday, September 11.
Each time they advised people to return to Orange, or returned them to Parkes police station and made arrangements for them to be transported home.
Eleven people have so far been fined $1000 each but there's a possibility more infringement notices will be issued in relation to the matter.
"The message from that is that people are calling CrimeStoppers, people are calling your local police," assistant commissioner Greentree said.
"Police were notified of this party, they turned up, and as I said 11 infringement notices were issued."
Police do continue to have a high visibility focus on COVID compliance. Call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
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