CORAL SPRINGS, FL – At a time when no more than 10 people are allowed to be together, Coral Springs police came upon a gathering of about 20 people in a rented house over the weekend.
Police were initially called out Sunday to 9525 NW 49 Court to investigate possible gunfire, a police report said. Once they arrived, they found 20 or so people inside the house which officers suspected may have been an Airbnb rental, the report said.
There was no evidence of shots fired or anyone being injured, but police ended up arresting five people for outstanding warrants.
As officers investigated what was happening at the house, they determined Kelvin Marion had a warrant for driving with a suspended license, the report said. He resisted arrest and then took off running, jumping over a fence before officers caught up to him. At the police department, officers found out that his real name is Troyvon Smith, and he had additional warrants for his arrest.
Officers also arrested for warrant violations: Kimora Smith, Shawn Charles, Keon Oliver, and Ed Saul, the report said.
As for the house, police said they determine none of the 20 or so people at the gathering lived there, and it was rented for two nights for $600.
Based on Florida and Broward County emergency orders related to the spread of coronavirus, gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
For the most part, many law enforcement agencies, including Coral Springs police, have not charged people with misdemeanor offenses for violating the orders, police said. Instead, officers order people in large gatherings to disperse and not get together again.