A wild weekend at the Jersey Shore has local leaders responding – EVOL

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Two Jersey Shore towns had a rough weekend after incidents caused panic in both Wildwood and Ocean City, New Jersey, disrupting what began as a picture-perfect start to the unofficial beginning of summer tourism season.

Wildwood Police rescinded a state of emergency early Monday. In a joint statement, city leaders said police began to respond to an “irrepressible number of calls” for service Saturday night. 

“Most of these calls were related to the extremely large number of young adults and juveniles that were in the city for the Memorial Day weekend. At the peak of this civil unrest, mutual aid requests were sent out to multiple agencies in Cape May County.”

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Officials said the high volume of calls prevented police from responding to certain calls for service, ultimately prompting the state of emergency.

The measure was lifted around 6 a.m. No injuries were reported and officials have not said if any arrests were made. 





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