Seaside Heights Police Reject Rumors of Boardwalk Shutdown

Intoxicated male treated after fall, police say

Rumors that the Seaside Heights boardwalk was shut down on Friday night due to fights are not true, police said Saturday afternoon.

Detective Steven Korman of the Seaside Heights Police Department, responding to an email request for information about rumors of multiple fights with injuries, said, "The rumors also said that the boardwalk was shut down due to fights, which is not true."

Korman said the department received a call early Saturday morning reporting an assault in the Ocean block of Franklin Avenues, but the assault was found to be an intoxicated male who passed out. Korman said the man was taken to Community Medical Center, Toms River, where he was treated for minor injuries from a fall.

Last summer, there was a that occurred during a large fight on Memorial Day. And were arrested and the boardwalk was shut down when fights broke out at the close of the July Fourth weekend.

"It is not a normal thing," Korman told Patch at the time.

teatleytea May 27, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Why should those of us who have lived there for over 50 years have to sell our homes and move. When we moved here there was NO trouble but, then the years have passed and the motel owners and the owners of the of these rental proprieties are getting greedy and don't give a rat's behind who they are renting to. All that they are worried about is the "all mighty dollar". Then you have the parents who just rent these places for their under aged children and they even load it with alcohol so that they can drink and get as drunk as they want.
So Much to Say May 27, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Typical STUPID comment by some jerk who profits from their invasion.
NJSocWkr May 27, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Last night, there were more than a dozen police responding to the boardwalk, lights ablaze, even tearing down the one way streets to get there. There were police flying over the bridge from Toms River...yet nothing happened? Really?
Shelly May 27, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Something better get done here soon before Seaside turns into Asbury Park and all the tourism will be lost. Not only that, but the resale value of the existing home will be in the toilet. Let's wake up people!
ted malinowski May 27, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I live in seaside and the boardwalk is just fine and on the whole the majority of the tourist are respectful fun loving people don't let a few bad people spoil a great vacation town
Exit82 May 27, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Sawmill, 1979, biggest brawl ever on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, "Bennies"? Nah, kids from TRN and TRS.
Paul In Bayhead May 27, 2012 at 03:15 PM
No one that lives all year round on the Jersey shore would go near that ghetto known as Sleezside in the summer. Its over and done its all thugs from Newark, Jersey City and so on. Not a place for normal family folks.
Mike L. May 27, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Maybe they need the "stop and frisk tactics" employed in NYC.That may work, figure that most of the troublemakers are from that area, so they are probably used to getting stopped with their hoodies on and being frisked. It's a shame this once nice town has been turned into downtown any urban city in NJ.
toms river native May 27, 2012 at 03:39 PM
They better step up police presence on the boardwalk before us good people find other places to go like Ocean City and Cape May. It's really a sad time when you have to worry about dirt bags, thugs and losers walking with their pants hanging and stupid looking hats turned to the side ruining a good time for everyone. If these animals want to act this way they should stay in Coney Island, Newark and Brooklyn and not subject us to their idiotic behavior.
Carol Aller May 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I have lived in Toms River for 39 years. My two grown and very successful sons worked some of their summers at the boardwalk while in high school and college.. True, they had many 'interesting' stories to tell, but that's just life. Also true, is that there are people out all over that don't know how to behave themselves, again a fact of life anywhere. Last summer I took my great niece over to the boardwalk twice...once during the day and once at night. We had a wonderful time and there were lots of families and we met a lot of very nice people. The only negative experience I've ever had was being refused into a store because of the Jersey Shore reality show. (Which is probably the main reason for the kind of people Seaside is now attracting!) But on the whole, if you have a more positive attitude, you would have a better time. Just saying. =)
Jackmehoffer May 27, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Point Pleasant just passed an ordinance that goes into effect I believe before July 4, where ALL bars in Point will have to close at 12. Guess where anyone from 20-30 that wants to bar hop will go now....SEASIDE. That place is going to be A ZOO!, w/ every d-bag lookin to get drunk and start sh-t goin there. They better have a high State Police presence out there, that's for sure. Anyone that lives in Toms River knows to leave Seaside by 9pm. Seaside better get ready for a sh--storm when July comes around
John Purzelli May 27, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Really? No shut down? How come all of my friends said that police were pushing everyone off the boardwalk? Fights everywhere. So dangerous. Nice to see Seaside Heights downplaying this -- like always.
Jolly A. May 27, 2012 at 08:34 PM
They were, everyone was being asked to leave the boardwalk. There were fights everywhere. Went to pick up my neice from work. It was was a war zone.
SeasideLocal May 27, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Seriously? My family has owned their summer house here for over 40 years, I grew up spending my summers at the beach & have never seen the town this bad before. I'm 25, only a few years older than most of the teens renting here, and I can say that I'm disgusted at how bad they are. Before Friday night even rolled around there were groups of underage kids walking down Kearney and the Boulevard wasted with red cups in their hands, throwing things at cars driving by and flashing people. The majority of people I've seen so far this weekend have been vulgar, drunk, & violent. The families and older couples that come down are a pleasure to have but they don't want to be spending a weekend in a town where they have to worry about dealing with the trash that these landlords are renting to now. It's really sad to see. It isn't safe to bring children up to the boardwalk on the holiday weekends now. Seaside needs to crackdown and beef up their police force.
SeasideLocal May 27, 2012 at 09:46 PM
I'd love to have people with their pants hanging down again. The losers we've seen these weekend have been walking around in their boxers, whipping their "guns" out as they call it, to try and attract girls. Definitely not a family environment.
SeasideLocal May 27, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Seaside Heights has gotten really good at downplaying the mayhem. This town has become corrupt on so many levels. If they let word get out that the boardwalk had to get shut down it would hurt business and take away from the "Family Fun & Sun Resort" motto they try to sell.
piney 53 May 28, 2012 at 12:45 AM
SAWMILL is in Seaside Park!
piney 53 May 28, 2012 at 12:50 AM
This is usually the worst weekend in SSH. To many groups that just hang out. After Memorial Day there does seem to be an improvement. I work there and would not let any of my family go there this weekend!
NoCanDo May 28, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Time to get tough. Let Chief Boyd do his job and send this scum to the county jail. To many liberals tying the police officers' hands. Time to kick arse and take names. Let the liberal judges sort it out later. The only conservative judge was Jim C. And they buried him. Talk the thugs off the board walk and put them where they belong... In the slammer.
ginger May 28, 2012 at 07:54 AM
They are all covering up...My daughter was there sat nite and it was a war zone!! Police pushed the crowds released the dogs and innocent people were trying to take shelter in the stores but were physically pushed out and gates pulled down to protect themselves..Looked like downtown newark on a bad nite...WHY we are drawing so many violent transients I donot know but it was really bad..AND the bamboo not much better saw the police breaking a fight and i mean fight between 4 girls out front and bashed them into a car out front to handcuff them...It was WORSE than last year if thats humanly possible!!
John Purzelli May 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM
I took a walk up there last night and it seemed much better. I don't know if it was because of more cops or less people. But Friday and Saturday night were just out of control. There should be more coverage of this than just a simple quote from a seaside heights detective saying that it is untrue that police shut it down.
Mike May 28, 2012 at 03:24 PM
It's out of control because there are too many thugs walking around the lady who wrote oh it's so nice up there I had a good time took my niece ! Wow are you sure you were in seaside . Maybe you got lucky and no one bothered you . I haven't been up there in about 10 years on a Friday I'm involved in security and I went up there friday to look into working security on the boards . A job offer , when I saw what's going on up there I still am so sick over it can't believe my eyes what I saw up there , girls walking around with nothing on guys trash talking to them and the girls lovig it ! Omg I felt like I was at a go go bar even better it didn't cost anything to see the sites. the family's are gone its a free for all up there it's discussing . And as far as the cops go , tommy Boyd hates the way it is up there he's one of the most aggressive chiefs I know , but politics keeps him from doing anything . It was out of control and if he needed to clear the boards then he did and look what happened all you people complain when he did what he had to do . Police up there have there hands tied by business owners and politicians
Mike May 28, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Get a police scanner and listen to it from your home and you tell me if the seaside police and there chief don't have there hands full . The only last little string holding seaside together is that chief and his men and woman .i only wish chief Boyd was about twenty years old again cause its gonna take another life long career for him to even put a dent into the trash pit that all those bar owners created up there . Let the police do there job if the boards need to be shut down then so be it what the hell do you people want a full scale riot on your hands up there . Those hoodlums stab and shoot people there not your tipical shore kids there the same cockroaches that ruin every boardwalk resort area up and down the entire coast asbury wildwood seaside now Atlantic city come on let the police try to do what they have too . They already got two hand tied behind there back . I'm frustrated seeing seaside going down the tubes . All of you who think its great take everyone in your family up there Saturday night and see if they feel safe go ahead it's so nice .
john May 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM
I was there yesterday (monday) from 7pm and couldn't take it for more than an hour. Urban thugs everywhere hitting on young teens and just loitering all over the boardwalk staring people down. It looked like a riot was about to begin. Snookie and crew would have been an improvement.
Mattie May 29, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Been going to Seaside for summer vacations from 1958 - 1965. Seaside has been part of my life going back since I was 2 yrs old. It truly was a "Family" resort area then. Only a couple of bars, no drugs, no fights, and If I remember right, the entire boardwalk (town?) closed down at midnight or so back then 2. In 1965, my family moved from North Jersey to Toms River, not very far from the "Seaside bridge". My teen years (1968-1977) were all about Seaside Heights, Seaside Park (although we never bothered with that distinction) and Island Beach State Park. Seaside area had WAY more bars at this point. It already WAS more of a party town resort than a family resort. Every negative thing you are all saying about Seaside NOW, my parents said back in the day. All of it. "Too many thugs". "Too many bars" "Too many greedy people renting to kids" etc. My parents didn't allow me in Seaside after 8-9 pm until I was almost 17 yrs old, too. Not saying I never went anyway, but ... Drugs were EVERYWHERE. Mostly pot and pills. Oh, yeah and acid. Plenty of acid. Thugs? Well, no, we had "dirty long-hair hippies" hanging around then, surfing, walking the boards *hitting on young girls*, drinking booze out of soda cans, and generally being kind of sleazy. Also Bikers... every summer different 'gangs' rolled in and out. It REALLY hasn't changed that much. The ONLY way to save the Seaside area: Make it a DRY TOWN. But we all know -- that's Not going to happen.
Tina May 29, 2012 at 03:34 PM
i Live in Seaside year round. I do not walk up to the BW after 9pm because of the issues you all speak of. The sirens did not start until the Bennies showed Friday. My husband had his first "run-in" with a teen girl and she was drunk. She was peeing on the Black decorative light posts across from Ryan's deli. pants and under wear down to her ankles and butt cheeks resting on the pole. WTH? Really. Didn't your mother teach you self-respect. And this was at 6pm in the evening. Her friends were waiting for her at the corner. As my husband passed he told her she is just nasty. Of course she said nothing he believes she was drunk. He said she was couldn't have been more than 16. My apologies for the gross story. And yea I don't want to hear the the show Jersey Shore created this problem because I have been down here way before the show was created and our "out of towners" have all been like this.
Eggs-n-Toast May 29, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Every resort town along the barrier island has gone totally to the dogs because of catering to the "drinking, party crowd" type vacationers, college age people and weekend warriors. There are too many bars. Period. Take out 90% of the bars, open shops and restaurants instead and watch how the demographics change in just a year or two. It could be almost all families and much more sedate if they got rid of the wild weekend party atmosphere (bars/clubs) on every single block, and the boardwalk. They (Seaside and SSP) should probably start by closing THEIR bars at midnight also. That's going to be a nightmare if they don't.
Mat Mills June 02, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Seaside Heights Police work for MTV (Murry Rothstein). The town is beyond corrupt .Our taxes keep going up,while our property values are in free fall. Now the ENTIRE town is parking metered.Its a sanctuary for pedophiles,welfare and drug dealers.90% of Boyd School is illegal aliens and the staff do not have the proper teaching credentials .Keep up the good work guys.Your time will come!
Mat Mills June 02, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Ted,let me know what they're prescribing you.I want some ;p
Kerelin lASPINA August 17, 2012 at 05:30 PM
i live in seaside and i do not go to the boardwalk, its just not the same any more little girls showing to much,the guys acting like dogs in heat, and lets not forget the drunk people that drink and act like fools its a shame the board walk went down hill, and MTV just made it worse by taping there show there if you call that a show it,s just a freak show,


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