POINT PLEASANT BEACH — A Facebook post from this borough’s mayor on Friday said planned “beach crossovers” here and in Long Branch later this month weren’t going to happen after all, after the two municipalities filed a lawsuit. lawsuit.
On his official Facebook page, Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra posted two screenshots of the Instagram account of “percc30dick”, a handful identified in a Town of Long Branch complaint as belonging to Wavell Thompson, whose the last known address was in East Orange. .
“There will be no Beach Party on June 18th or 19th!!!!” the first of the two images reads. “Anyone present can be prosecuted.”
Kanitra’s post was captioned, “HUGE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!!!”
Earlier Friday, New Jersey 101.5 reported that Long Branch had taken to court the alleged organizers of these “pop-up” parties, following one in that city that wreaked havoc and led to multiple arrests on May 21.
The Associated Press later added that Point Pleasant Beach intended to do the same.
In addition to Thompson, the other defendants were named Kevin Small from the Borough of Middlesex, Jayson Glasper from Tinton Falls, Akeil Anderson from Newark, Semya Gill – whose current residence was not known – and a sixth underage person.
Long Branch’s lawsuit further blames the defendants for another destructive party there in 2021 and accuses Glasper of encouraging attendees of the May 21 ‘bond’ to vandalize a police cruiser while he was taking video of the event.
The Associated Press and Eric Scott of New Jersey 101.5 contributed to this report.
Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]
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