Updated: 02/19/2014 10:47 PM
Created: 02/19/2014 10:14 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
The Twins Bar will now face fines if they get any more nuisance calls to their business. This comes after shots were fired by a security guard there last weekend.
Police said the bar has needed an excessive amount of police service. They said it's costing them to respond to so many nuisance calls, but now the owner will have to pick up the tab.
For the next 90 days, a city ordinance will require the Twins Bar to pay up to $250 for every nuisance call. If there's no calls over the 90 days, the ordinance will be lifted and police won't have to take further action.
Police said since the new ownership in November 2013, calls for service have tripled from about 20 to nearly 60. Police used data from November to February for the last three years.
Using those same time periods, disturbance calls have jumped to a total of 12 this year compared to three or two in previous years.
Regulars at the bar on Wednesday said it's not so bad.
"I think the police over react to this bar a little because of bad history," Daniel Eller said. "I've seen the police come here for instances before and they bring five squad cars when maybe only one police officer should come and deal with the situation."
A worker at the Twins Bar also told Eyewitness News information reported about those shots fired last weekend was fabricated.
Police said this is not the first gun incident at the bar. In December, police said an intoxicated man was found with a gun in the parking lot after trying to run from police.
This may all sound familiar to what happened at the Last Place On Earth. The LPOE was deemed a nuisance business; the Twins Bar is just getting nuisance calls, according to police. If those stop after 90 days, things will go back to normal.
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