Seaside Heights boardwalk melee under investigation
An alleged Memorial Day weekend late-night clash on the Seaside Heights boardwalk is scuttled quickly by borough police, who managed to retrieve some belongings that tied some of the combatants to North Jersey.
According to Detective Steve Korman, it was about midnight on May 27 that officers were summoned to Franklin Avenue and the Boardwalk, where an argument between two groups of young people allegedly erupted into a physical confrontation.
Police said that the fight resulted in minor injuries, and that officers traced some items dropped during the scuffle to a Belleville boy and girl, both age 15.
Korman said that the incident remains under investigation. No description of the recovered items was given, and no indication was given of any other towns of origin.
A woman took to Facebook to commend the quick work by police, while also claiming that her daughter was dragged by the head and beaten, that she and her friends were outnumbered, that their cell phones were stolen but recovered by undercover investigators, and that several bystanders, who could have used their phones to call authorities, instead used them to record the fight.
Seaside Heights Mayor Tony Vaz, since taking office, has repeatedly stated that his mission is to stop the erosion of Seaside's family-friendly image that accelerated during the run of MTV's "Jersey Shore" series.