Bellingham landlord to evict big party tenants

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. —

The landlord for a Bellingham apartment complex where a large party last weekend turned into a riot has given the names of tenants to investigators.

>>> Click here to see photos of the riot

Hammer Properties owner Mike Hays also told The Bellingham Herald he'll evict tenants who planned the block party. And, he'll tack on a $500 fine for violating the lease at the Jersey Street apartments.

Hays says many residents are students at Western Washington University and their parents are co-signers. If evicted, they'll have to keep paying rent until a new tenant moves in.

Officers broke up a Saturday night party in the courtyard of the apartments. But many partiers moved to a nearby park where the crowd grew and clashed with police.

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