Wildwood police identify boardwalk brawler with help from social media


On June 7, 2021, the North Wildwood Police Department requested assistance from the public to identify a suspect who was wanted in connection with an aggravated assault on the boardwalk. Several tips with information about the incident were provided to North Wildwood Police Detectives after the press release was issued.

Further investigation revealed the identity of the suspect. A 17-year old juvenile from Turnersville, NJ was arrested at North Wildwood Police Headquarters on June 10, 2021. Detective Joseph Kopetsky charged the juvenile with 2nd degree Aggravated Assault. He was transported and detained at Youth Detention Center – Harborfields in Atlantic County on this charge.

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The North Wildwood Police Department would like to thank the public for their cooperation in this investigation. As always, the public can provide tips anonymously by using our TEXT-A-TIP by texting TIP NWPD, followed by your message, to 888777.

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