House party at Lightsview, South Australia

Police again broke up a party at Lightsview last night.

This was the third occasion that police have been called to this address for allegations of blatantly breaching the lockdown directions since they were put into place at 6pm on Tuesday 20 July.

Police received a report of loud music coming from the Waterford Circuit, Lightsview property about 11.30pm on Sunday 26 July. It was also reported that up to 12 people were at the house, in contravention of COVID-19 directions.

Police had previously attended two similar disturbances (on 21 and 24 July) at the property during the lockdown, resulting in arrests and expiation notices.

Last night, police found 13 people at the address and made five arrests and issued eight fines.

A 24-year-old man from the address was arrested and charged with stating false details and breaching the Emergency Management Act. He was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 24 September.

Two other occupants, a 27-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, were issued with expiation notices for breaching the Emergency Management Act.

A 29-year-old Torrensville woman and 18-year-old Fairview Park woman were arrested and charged with stating false details and breaching the Emergency Management Act. They were bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 20 September.

A 19-year-old Fairview Park woman was arrested and charged with breaching the Emergency Management Act. She was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 21 September.

A 24-year-old Salisbury North man was arrested and charged with hindering police and breaching the Emergency Management Act. He was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 21 September.

A further six people, not from the address, aged 18 to 24, were issued with expiation notices for breaching the Emergency Management Act and directed to go home.

Two arrests were made on the other visits to the residence and a number of expiations were issued.

Police have been conducting numerous compliance checks on people during the lockdown, particularly in the north eastern suburbs, which is the epicentre of the current COVID-19 cluster in South Australia.

Police wish to reassure the community that patrols have found the overwhelming majority of people are doing the right thing.

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