Police raid Quincy home used as illegal nightclub
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police raided a Quincy house they said was being used as an illegal nightclub.
You would hardly notice the small Cape Cod on quiet Gilbert Street, but neighbors said last weekend, it was hard not to hear the raging party inside.
“Was there a nightclub that we were not aware about? And it turned out to be someone's home,” said a neighbor.
A crowd of about 200 partygoers showed up and like a nightclub, they paid a $5 cover, got frisked and IDed.
“A lot of people walking on street about 50 or 60 at one go until about 4 o’clock in the morning and they were parked on the street here,” said Medn Prasad.
“I know it's very noisy and nobody's happy with that. Anyone who lives in this area is worried,” said another neighbor.
City councilor, Brian Palmucci, said he has received complaints about the escalating house parties in this basement, but last weekend was out of control.
“When the police came it took four officers to disperse the crowd of over 200,” said Palmucci.
None of the homeowners wanted to speak to 7News.
Palmucci said the homeowner runs an entertainment company called Dis-n-Dat Productions, which promotes other parties on Facebook.
Last month, two party promoters were charged for selling alcohol at their home at the "make it nasty mansion pool party", which brought 1,000 people to a residential neighborhood in Milton.
The city councilor said a criminal complaint has been filed against this homeowner and he's looking into other violations.
“We have to send a strong message that having an illegal nightclub in a residential neighborhood is not going to be allowed in Quincy,” said Palmucci.
Police are looking into whether alcohol was being sold at that party. Palmucci is looking into zoning, health code and fire violations.