Birthday party noise complaints land Portland man in court

A PORTLAND man celebrating his 40th birthday now has a date in court after police received 13 noise complaints overnight Saturday.

A Portland man is expected to be charged on summons and appear in the Portland Magistrates Court after refusing to tone down his loud birthday celebrations.

A Portland man is expected to be charged on summons and appear in the Portland Magistrates Court after refusing to tone down his loud birthday celebrations.

Portland police Acting Sergeant Daniel Hanegraaf said officers attended at an address in south Portland, which is hundreds of metres from the nearest home, three times overnight Saturday.

He said a live band finished playing about 1am and then a jukebox continued the celebrations.

Police received the 13 complaints between 9am Saturday and 5am Sunday.

"He was told he was getting a ticket and he just cranked it up again. He said 'you can give me as many tickets as you want'," Acting Sergeant Hanegraaf said.

"The matter will now go directly to court. He will be charged on summons with failing to obey residential noise limits."

Acting Sergeant Hanegraaf said the infringement notice fine for the offence was more than $700.

"The 40-year-old Portland man was affected by alcohol. There were also other people at the party," he said.

"There are no other houses in the area and we were getting noise complaints from kilometres away. That's how loud the music was.

"The man exhibited a total disregard for others in the community, which was very disappointing - especially considering he is a shift worker himself," he said.

The man is expected to be charged on summons and appear in the Portland Magistrates Court on date to be fixed.

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