Police prevent a ‘massive party’ in a well-known venue in Arona
The Local Police of Arona have prevented at least one illegal party, described as being “of a massive nature” that was planned to take place in a well-known leisure venue in the tourist area of the municipality, during Easter. After receiving information about it, agents increased their presence in the area and prevented it from taking place, in what was just one example of the actions deployed by the police force over the bank holidays.
The system that was put into operation entailed the Local Police and Proteccion Civil working with the active collaboration of the National Police, Guardia Civil, and the Canary Islands Police carrying out almost 400 shifts between them to monitor the area and ensure that anti-Covid measures were being observed at a usual time of celebration.
Between Wednesday and Sunday, a total of 42 sanctions were drawn up in the municipality for failing to comply with current regulations to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Half of them were for not respecting the curfew imposed by the Government of the Canary Islands, while another 14 were due to improper use of the mask and 7 for different issues related to groups of non-cohabitants.
One of the most outstanding bits of data for Easter was the high number of visitors to the municipality, which lead to a high number of traffic-related offences, which exceeded 200. Of these, 192 were directly related to offences such as parking, while another 23 were for non-compliance with documentation, such as ITV or insurance.
The head of the Department of Security for Arona, Francisco Marichal, has insisted on the importance of citizen collaboration as a whole: “Everyone needs to be aware that respecting the measures against Covid-19 is key to recovering normality as soon as possible, and that the action of the different police forces have the sole objective of guaranteeing the health safety of residents and visitors, so not holding parties, complying with the curfew, and using a mask correctly are measures to save lives”.