Vancouver police were called three times to respond to a series of complaints about a Halloween party in the mansion of a high-profile British Colombian on Saturday.
A “few hundred people” attended the massive event on Belmont Avenue in Point Gray, according to police, who responded to more than 4,500 calls over the Halloween weekend.
The home, valued at more than $ 30 million, belongs to David and Manjy Sidoo.
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“We had a report of two people being unconscious, whether it was alcohol or drugs, and so VPD officers attended to help paramedics as it was considered unsafe for paramedics to enter,” says Const. Tania Visintin told Global News on Monday.
“It’s a lot of resources … on one of the busiest nights of the year.”
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David Sidoo, a philanthropist, businessman and former CFL football player, made headlines in 2020 after receiving a three-month prison sentence for the US school admission scandal.
He pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit postal and electronic fraud after prosecutors alleged he paid an advisor $ 200,000 to get an employee to take exams for his two sons.
Asked about the party by Global News on Monday, Sidoo replied: “Which party?”
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Sidoo’s son Jordan later called Global News to clarify that the family had rented the property to a beverage company, Sole Vodka.
Sole Vodka confirmed it had a lease but would not disclose the cost.
However, the cost to first aiders was significant, Visintin said.
“It was a very busy evening, so a call like this takes a lot of resources and a lot of time.”
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Over the weekend, the Vancouver Police Department responded to a homicide, a fatal hit-and-run, as well as a number of other violent incidents, serious injuries and sexual assaults.
Vancouver police said Monday that no further investigation is needed in the wake of Saturday night.
Jordan, Sidoo’s son, said the party was not what he expected and he probably would not let anyone host a party there again.
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