HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ – The host of a 300-plus person house party in Howell has been arrested and the police were able to safely shut the party down without major incidents. On Sunday, Howell Police has requested mutual aid from Wall, Brick, Jackson, Freehold, Monmouth, and Ocean County Sheriff’s departments and State Police in response to the dispersal of approximately 300 people in attendance at a “pop-up” party.
According to police, most of the attendees were compliant, but others were hesitant and are directing their anger towards the host who charged admission. Roadways leading to Wilson Drive were blocked by police to prevent the steady flow of vehicles attempting to attend. Only residents were allowed to enter.
Several patrol units remained in the area to prevent others from arriving and returning to the party as police continued to monitor surrounding streets after reports of stragglers urinating on people’s property and vehicles.
Chief Andrew Kudrick said a majority of those who attended are not local.