Police: At least 500 guests attend ‘pop-up’ pool party advertised on social media in Howell

Police say a backyard pool party at a house with hundreds of guests in Howell, with buses dropping off guests, led to a large police response and a quick and peaceful shutdown.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2020, 3:08 PM

Updated 1,440 days ago

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Police say a backyard pool party at a house with hundreds of guests in Howell, with buses dropping off guests, led to a large police response and a quick and peaceful shutdown.
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Howell police requested mutual aid Sunday night from Wall, Brick, Jackson, Freehold, Monmouth and Ocean County Sheriffs, as well as state police, in response to hundreds attending a "pop-up" pool party.
"From all different towns from Englishtown, Freehold and Brick, Howell, I thought there was a fugitive on the loose," says Loretta Casselli, of Brick.
Roadways leading to Wilson Drive were blocked by police to prevent more vehicles filled with party goers attempting to attend.
"During our response to the house, we learned on social media that the party was being advertised and admission was being charged to the party to attend,” says Sgt. Christian Antunez. “As we arrived at the scene, the party swelled up to about 500 guests."
According to the flyer produced for the pool party called, The Real Big Drip 5, women were charged $30.00 to get in, and men $40.00. News 12 is told most people were compliant with police, while others were hesitant and upset toward the host who charged admission.
"Lots and lots of people coming in their bathing suits and all kinds of shear outfits and there was a lot of stuff going on in the neighborhood and there was some people urinating in a bush and you could smell marijuana," says Amy Fairchild, of Howell.
News 12 is also told the host was arrested for an unrelated charge, and was released.


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