NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Public Health Department is investigating after police shut down a large house party on Halloween night in East Nashville.
The health department said Metro police alerted them to the party on Boscobel Street Saturday night. Officers arrived on scene and the crowd of an estimated 175 people dispersed.
Neighbors told News 2 they began calling Metro police around 4 p.m. and the first patrol units arrived around 6 p.m.
After reviewing records, the health department said it never received an event application from the party’s organizer. That is required for a gathering of more than 25 people.
According to a neighbor, the home is owned by a couple who are renting the property out to three young women who moved in about three weeks ago.
Neighbors said there hasn’t been an issue until this weekend.
Many who live on Boscobel Street came out of their homes to watch everything unfold — and are hoping the people responsible face consequences.
“I hope other people see this and realize maybe there is a lesson to be learned from this. I don’t wish ill will on anyone, the people that own the home are the most incredible kindest people I’ve ever known in my life, however they rented to some very irresponsible people who don’t understand consequences of their actions, it’s very unfortunate,” said neighbor Dawn Kote.
On Monday, Metro police spokesperson Don Aaron told News 2 no citations were issued by officers.
“The residents cooperated immediately, stopped the party and all the partygoers left,” explained Aaron.
The health department said it will investigate further and take appropriate action regarding any potential citations. Under current Metro guidelines, any gathering of more than 25 people has to he approved by the health department. Health Department officials told News 2 they are gathering the repot from Metro Police, will review it and submit that to Metro Legal for a civil warrant against the responsible part.