It took police from multiple agencies to quell an early Sunday morning riot by more than 150 West Valley City partygoers.
Public safety dispatchers said the first call of a noise complaint came in at 1:10 a.m. from a residence in the 4500 West block of Volta Avenue (3950 South). Numerous additional 911 calls came in within the next 30 minutes, some reporting the noise and drunkenness of the partygoers, and others from people inside the party complaining that their host, armed with a knife, was refusing to let them leave.
Repeated attempts by police to get someone to answer the door failed. "They could see people inside, hear people inside, but no one was coming," said Lt. Dalin Taylor.