September 16, 2020
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ (OCEAN)–On September 14, 2020, a YouTube group identified as The Nelk Boys rented the Jersey Shore House, located at 1209 Boardwalk. During the afternoon hours a small crowd of followers began to gather at the residence, a representative from the Nelk Boys requested from the Police Department one Off-Duty Police Security Officer to stand by with the group in addition to their security.
Over a short period of time, the crowd began to grow into a group of approximately 1500 people. In addition to this gathering, a NJ car club also gathered in the area of Dupont and Ocean Terrance at approximately 8:30 pm identified as Full Send NJ car club which consisted of approximately 1000 followers.
At approximately 7:30 pm outside the jersey shore house a male subject was placed under arrest for a disorderly person offense where glass bottles and rocks were thrown at officers during and after the arrest, additional officers from surrounding towns were called in to assist Seaside Heights Police with crowd control due to both locations in town being overwhelmed with disorderly person offenses.
Chief Thomas J. Boyd ordered the town to be closed off to non-resident traffic until this incident was brought under control.
Eight people were arrested during this incident and are identified as the following:
Nicolas Conner – Hackettstown NJ, Age 22 2C:33-2A Disorderly Conduct 2C:29-2A Resisting Arrest
Conner Utter – Hackettstown NJ, Age 22 2C:33-2A Disorderly Conduct
Seth Wilson – Toms River NJ, Age 20 2C:33-2A Disorderly Conduct
Jonathon Downey – Brick NJ, Age 21 2C:33-2A Disorderly Conduct
James Canas – Linden NJ, Age 19 2C:29-1 Obstruction
John Ojeda – Muniz – Linden NJ, Age18 2C:33-2A Disorderly Conduct
Adewusi Oluwatomi – Avenel NJ, Age 26 2C:33-2A Disorderly Conduct
David Dasilva – Kearney NJ, Age 21 2C:29-1 Obstruction
Officers gained complete crowd control over the crowds at approximately 12:00 am with the assistance of the following agencies: Ocean County Prosecutors Office Ocean County Sheriffs Department Bay Head PD Mantoloking PD Lavallette PD Brick PD Toms River PD Seaside Park PD Island Heights PD Berkley PD Seaside Heights Fire Department Station 44 Tri-Boro First Aid Squad
The media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are accusations only. Every criminal defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.
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