Wildwood mayor issues statement on civil unrest that led to state of emergency

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. expressed full support for the City of Wildwood Police Department's efforts in protecting this community from the "nuisance crowds."

This story originally appeared on 6abc

Wildwood police say they have now lifted the state of emergency that was put in place in the Jersey Shore community Sunday night.

The emergency declaration was issued due to civil unrest and what city officials are calling an irrepressible number of calls for service that started on Saturday.

“Most of these calls were related to the extremely large number of young adults and juveniles that were in the city for the Memorial Day weekend,” said city officials in a statement Monday afternoon. “At the peak of this civil unrest, mutual aid requests were sent out to multiple agencies in Cape May County.”

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The high volume of calls also prevented police from responding to certain calls for service, which ultimately prompted the state of emergency to be issued early Monday morning, officials added.

Police closed the boardwalk to address the civil unrest before the measure was lifted around 6 a.m.

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. released this statement on the weekend chaos:

“Wildwood will not tolerate unruly, undisciplined, unparented children nor will we stand by while the laws of the state tie the hands of the police. We wholeheartedly support the City of Wildwood Police Department in protecting this community from these nuisance crowds on our boardwalk and in the city.”

No injuries have been reported.

Police have not said if any arrests were made.

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