Jersey Shore Mayhem Strikes Multiple Beach Towns on Memorial Day Weekend (2024)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – One boy was shot, another stabbed, and mass panic ensued in four Jersey Shore towns this Memorial Day weekend. Those incidents led police to enforce curfews for minors and in one town, even led to the complete closure of the boardwalk.

11-Year-Old Boy Shot in Atlantic City

On Friday, night, an 11-year-old boy was shot in Atlantic City. Police later arrested two women in connection with the shooting.

Panic and Mayhem in Seaside Heights

Scene from the incident at Seaside Heights NJ yesterday pic.twitter.com/WtGVgF72MV

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On Saturday, mayhem ensued at the Seaside Heights boardwalk after a suspected ‘gunshot’ caused panic, leading to teens and young adults running from the boardwalk. Police responded in force, but no shooting evidence was found. Later, social media users attributed the loud bang to the backfiring of a car.

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Crowds of unruly teens ruled the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, forcing the police department to strictly enforce the borough’s 10 pm curfew on minors.

Stabbing on Ocean City Boardwalk

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Ocean City, New Jersey also enforced its teen curfew after a stabbing. A 15-year-old boy was stabbed Saturday night near a popular amusem*nt pier, sparking concerns about youth violence in the area. The incident occurred around 9:12 PM, not far from the boardwalk attractions.

That came amid other concerns of unrest in the city by crowds of teens and young adults. The stabbing caused a stampede of people running from the scene and off the boardwalk.

Wildwood Shuts Down Boardwalk After Civil Unrest

In Wildwood, police were forced to close the famous boardwalk at midnight after crowds of unruly teens causing disturbances led police to make their decision.

The Wildwood Police Department issued the following statement at about 12:20 a.m. on Monday, May 27:

“Out of an abundance of caution due to emergent conditions that have resulted from civil unrest threatening the public health, safety, and welfare of our residents and visitors alike, the City of Wildwood has declared a state of emergency in order to maintain law and order within our jurisdiction. At this time, access to the Wildwood Boardwalk has been restricted and you are asked to avoid the area. Updates will be provided as they become available. Thank you for your cooperation,” the department said.

Toms River Enforces Teen Curfew

Amid unrest in neighboring towns, Toms River Township has announced it will enforce its teen curfew on the barrier island in communities such as Ortley Beach.

Police here reminded that the curfew is in effect through Labor Day in Toms River’s barrier island communities, including Ortley Beach and the northern beaches. Juveniles 17 and under are barred from being out on the streets without an adult from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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    Toddler Critically Injured by Fallen Tree in Montgomery County

    GLENSIDE, PA—A tragic accident occurred on Saturday evening when a 2-year-old child was critically injured by a fallen tree in Montgomery County. The incident took place just after 6 PM in the driveway of a residence on the 7900 block of Chandler Road in Glenside.

    The toddler, who was playing outside with other children, was struck by a tree that unexpectedly fell from a distance of 50 feet. Emergency responders provided lifesaving care at the scene, and the child was subsequently airlifted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Due to the severity of the injuries, the child required an amputation of their arm.

    Cheltenham police, who are still investigating the circ*mstances surrounding the accident, have described the event as a tragic accident. They urge anyone with information about the incident or witnesses to come forward.

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    Oxford Man Wins Nearly Half a Million Lottery Jackpot

    OXFORD, NC—Jack Dixon of Oxford struck it big with a $1 Cash 5 lottery ticket, winning a jackpot of $487,750 this Monday night. Opting for a Quick Pick ticket through Online Play, Dixon defied the odds of 1 in 962,598 to match all five white balls perfectly.

    He claimed his prize at lottery headquarters on Tuesday, and after the necessary federal and state tax withholdings, Dixon walked away with $348,743.

    Cash 5 is one of the six lottery games offered in North Carolina that allows players to purchase tickets either at a retail location or online through the lottery’s website or its official mobile app. The jackpot for Tuesday's draw stands at $100,000.

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    Brunswick Hit $165,000 Jackpot

    BRUNSWICK, OH—A Brunswick local has won a substantial prize of $165,297 in the Ohio Lottery’s EZPLAY Lucky Numbers jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased at Manzos Thunder Road, located at 65 Pearl Road in Brunswick.

    Following mandatory state and federal taxes, which total 28%, the winner will take home approximately $119,013.84. EZPLAY® Lucky Numbers is a progressive jackpot game, meaning the jackpot grows with each ticket bought, increasing the excitement and potential winnings for participants.

    This significant win highlights the allure of Ohio’s EZPLAY Progressive Games, which continue to offer substantial prizes and attract hopeful participants from across the state.

Jersey Shore Mayhem Strikes Multiple Beach Towns on Memorial Day Weekend (2024)
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