The Asbury Park City Council is warning the public that it will not tolerate “pop-up parties” that have led to fighting, rioting and looting.
Such events are illegal and will not be tolerated in Asbury Park, the council said in a statement.
Such large unsanctioned and promoted group events known as “pop-up parties” have led to disorderly conduct, fighting, public consumption of alcoholic beverages, vandalism, looting, rioting, and general chaos on the beach and in the streets of several other beachfront communities in New Jersey over the past year, causing property damage, injuries and even deaths.
These events promote lawless behavior and pose a serious risk to the health, safety and welfare of the community and participants.
Any such events will immediately be shut down, and organizers and participants will be charged and arrested as necessary to maintain peace and order. The Asbury Park Police Department will maintain a zero-tolerance approach and will ensure that offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Organizers will also be subject to civil penalties and charged with all costs necessary to maintain operations.