July 11, 2022
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–On July 10, 2022, Jackson Police Officers Parise and Scharff responded to the area of the Boardwalk at Six Flags Great Adventure for a report of a fight in progress. Officers were already working in a security capacity for the park as they routinely do during their operational hours.
Upon arrival to the area they located a teenaged subject who appeared to be highly agitated. As officers made contact with the teenaged subject he started to yell, advising officers that he was going to fight and did not care. Right after making that statement, the teenaged subject pushed Police Officer Parise and a brief physical interaction ensued. The teenaged subject was quickly subdued by Police Officer Scharff and was taken into custody following a brief struggle.
At the time of the incident, officers were unaware that the subject was a juvenile because he was uncooperative and did not wish to provide any information. After learning of such, the teenaged male was charged with the following:
1) Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer
2) Simple Assault
4) Resisting Arrest
Jackson First Aid Squad was requested for scrapes on the teenaged male which he received in the struggle to place him under arrest. PO Scharff sustained minor injuries as a result of the interaction.
The teenaged male was subsequently released to a family member who responded to headquarters.
• The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.