Oakbank RCMP helped break up a very large house party over the weekend in East St. Paul. And now, police are trying to obtain more information from anyone who may have been a victim or witnessed a crime that night.

On Saturday, at approximately 10 pm, Red River North RCMP began receiving numerous calls for service in relation to a large party made up of youth at a residence on Saddleridge Lane in East St. Paul. Officers from Red River North RCMP Detachment responded, and when they arrived on scene, they were swarmed by approximately 70 intoxicated youth.

Multiple youth jumped on two RCMP vehicles and proceeded to kick in a windshield on one vehicle and the other suffered major damage to the roof and hood. Police say as the incident unfolded, it became apparent there was far more youth in attendance than the initial amount that swarmed the police vehicles. Officers estimate there were several hundred partygoers present during the incident.

Immediately, RCMP officers from Selkirk, Oakbank, Central Traffic Services, Police Dog Services, and Winnipeg Police Service Canine Units and General Patrol officers responded as backup.

Police say racial epithets were made against visible minority officers responding to the scene, officers were spit on, and had fireworks launched at them and their police vehicles. Excessive drug use was apparent to officers as was a severe level of intoxication amongst many of the party attendees.

Officers located an intoxicated female youth who was being dragged into an adjacent bush where two male youths attempted to sexually assault her. Both males fled when officers intervened. The female was transported to local hospital for serious injuries.

"Some of the youth at this party were in vulnerable states and clearly in danger, yet many in attendance were preventing our officers from doing their jobs," says Staff Sergeant Kyle McFadyen with Selkirk RCMP. "We are asking anyone who may be a victim or who may have been a witness to a crime to contact us immediately."

"What occurred on Saturday and what our officers faced is unacceptable," adds Superintendent John Duff, East District Commander with Manitoba RCMP. "The level of violence and the racist language directed at responding police officers is beyond disturbing. Be assured that we are reviewing video and audio captured by our police vehicles as well as the videos posted to social media. We will hold people accountable for their actions."

No police officers were injured during this incident.

The damage to the residence, the property, and the police vehicles was significant. No dollar figure is currently available.

The homeowner was out of province at the time of the party and is cooperating with police in the investigation.

If you have any information regarding this event or if you were a victim of a crime that night, police would like to speak with you. You are asked to call the Red River North RCMP Detachment at 204-482-1222, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.