Landlord plans to evict block-party planners

BELLINGHAM — The party had everything at the start.  Booze. A DJ. Way too many attendees.

But in the end, the planners of a Bellingham block party that erupted into a riot Saturday night might not have a place to live anymore.

Bellingham RiotAccording to the Bellingham Herald, the residents at 1211 Jersey Street who planned the big party will be evicted from their home. The landlord also sent “incriminating” photos to their tenants’ parents, the Herald reported, since the parents were all co-signers on the lease.

Many of the tenants were cooperative in helping clear party-goers from the area Saturday night, the Herald previously reported, but it was too late. Hundreds of revelers packed the streets after the party was canceled, eventually erupting into a riot.

Many residents of the Jersey Street apartments are college students. The owner of the property said they will be evicted, and have to pay rent until a new tenant can be found. They will also be fined $500.

The residents blame the riot on underage drinkers who flooded the party and didn’t want the night to end, the Herald reported. One resident said even high schoolers attended the party.

Most of the residents went back to their rooms once the riot broke out, the paper reported.

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