(West Shore RCMP)

Problems with teens in the West Shore are continuing to cause problems for RCMP.

According to police, between March 10th to 12th, officers dealt with 11 cases over the weekend after a spate of eight similar calls the week before.

West Shore RCMP says most of the calls involved youth who were intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, and causing disturbances by fighting, yelling and refusing to leave a business in the West Shore Town Centre area.

Two calls stood out in particular which drew multiple officers to the scene, including an incident on Sunday, March 12th, Starlight Stadium.

Police were called to the venue at around 3:30 p.m., where a soccer tournament was taking place for 13 to 17-year-olds, after an intoxicated 15-year-old boy began swinging punches at the spectators in the stadium.

The teen then jumped over the fence and onto the players field where he punched an adult who was restraining him and tried to punch several players on the field.

Spectators restrained the boy until police arrived. After he was arrested, it was discovered he was a suspect in theft of liquor from a nearby liquor store earlier in the day.

He was held in custody and and brought to court Monday facing charges of assault, theft under $5,000 and breach of court conditions that he not consume alcohol.

Related: ‘Belligerent intoxicated youths’ keep West Shore RCMP on their toes over the weekend


The second notable call occurred on Friday, March 10th at around 8:40 p.m. multiple officers were dispatched to a home on Burlington Crescent in Langford.

A 20-year-old woman who lived in the home told officers the the party they were hosting had gotten out of control and requested police to assist them in evicting partygoers.

Police say they helped remove upwards of 80 people from the home. The homeowners were not there at the time, and police said no serious damage was done before the party was broken up.

“The host was given a strong warning and advised of the potential of charges had the party ended differently,” Cpl. Nancy Saggar said in a release.


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