Berkeley Police Bust Up Bonfire In "WOBM Pit;" Lacey Man, Others Cited

They can still apparently ride their bikes behind the old WOBM station on Route 9. But Berkeley Police draw the line on bonfires.

Four people were cited last week for allowing a bonfire to take place in the "WOBM Pit" that's used a place were illegal off-road vehicles are frequently used.

On Dec. 7 at 10:15 a.m., Ptl .Daniel Williams and Sgt. Peter La Rocca were on patrol in the area known as the “WOBM Pit.” Upon arrival they observed a large bonfire located in a densely wooded area.

They contacted four people identified as, George Colley 19 of Cliffwood Beach, Patrick McKeon 21 of Lacey, Alyssa Dickerson 20 of Howell and David Silverman 20 of Matawan.

All four were issued Berkeley Township Ordinances and were released on scene. The Bayville Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.
Paint December 16, 2013 at 10:57 AM
wow busting kids at a camp fire nice work .. now how about focusing on getting the drug dealers behind bars and keeping them behind bars
Chief Wahoo December 16, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Great job officers !!! I'm glad these criminals were caught...the victim of this crime , should be very thankful to you brave hero's Don't worry about catching the Jersey Mike robber....you must be exhaustef....but remember , another day closer to that taxpayer paid pension..
kathi mcdonough December 16, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Paint, its the cops job to arrest them and put them in jail and the attorney's job to use every excuse and sob story in the world to get them out.
Sean Thorpe December 16, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Why were these butt wipes even in the woods in the first place. I'm sure the fire was so big that the fire department needed to be there. Why don't you idiots go bust some real criminals.
Rick Shaw December 16, 2013 at 06:14 PM
What does dirt bike riding have to do with a bonfire? A hole liberal had to post that up.
Joey Joe December 16, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Wow, that video was like watching paint dry...
Mama December 16, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Paint, if that fire ever got out of control, that area is so wooded it would go up like a torch. There are many homes along the old railroad track and those homes would be destroyed. Look what happened several years ago when those 4 kids left a bonfire and all those homes were destroyed on Grand Central Blvd. Hey, if you do something illegal and get caught, you should pay the price, I don't care if it's bonfires or drug dealing, a crime is a crime period..
Rick Shaw December 16, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Go up like a torch!! Not sure were you live Kathy, but it's been raining and snowing in Bayville for the last 2 weeks. Safe to say the woods are fairly wet.
Rick Shaw December 16, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Dave your a Dork. The topic is about a bonfire in the woods, not ORV'S!!!!
xJadeeyes December 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Criminal for lighting a fire give a F'n break Kathy...There's a lot of open space in WOBM....You don't care if it's bonfires or drug dealers?? Well This whole F'n town lights bonfires I guess we're all a bunch of criminals.... Some people just have sticks in their asses and can't seem to get them out..
Mama December 17, 2013 at 07:15 PM
XJadeeye, looks like your the one with the stick up your ass. LOL I hope if a bonfire got out of control, I hope your house if the first to burn down, and then we will see who laughs last.
Ooka December 17, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Maybe if the cops focused on drug dealers more Kathy wouldn't be so influenced (under the influence) to come on here and make such ridiculous comments. A crime is a crime? Please. If someone were getting raped during the same time period as this "bonfire", that crime is much more imperative to 'extinguish' (in my opinion) than a little flame in a wet wide open pit full of dirt surrounded by a few trees, but I guess you feel otherwise. Would you consider rape a more serious crime if the victim were on fire while he/she is getting raped?
Joey Joe December 17, 2013 at 08:44 PM
@Ooka - your youth is showing... read your last sentence to yourself -- "victim on fire while getting raped?" really?????? Wouldn't that indicate the rape victim & the rape perpetrator were both on fire? Lets just look at it this from a much more logical viewpoint... a cop was riding up Rt 9 and turned onto the street on his regular patrol of the 'pit' (perhaps they patrol this location regularly due to drug use and/or drug trafficking - in any event the cop notes a glow in the sky... he investigated and found a bonfire (where none was authorized) and also found subjects at the same time. 2+2=4 I'm betting you are either one of the subjects OR a friend/acquaintance of one or more of them... Lets all be thankful the police are out there on patrol rather than in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot...okay !!!
Ooka December 17, 2013 at 09:08 PM
@Joey Joe - My youth is showing? My previous post was clearly a facetious comment. The "victim on fire while getting raped" line should be quite evidently satirical and not to be taken literally, but "your youth" (or mental immaturity) must have impeded you from either comprehending this or from formulating a response corresponding to my tone and demeanor. With that said, stay away from the casinos, because I have no idea who any of the "subjects" are, nor am I one of them. Oh, and 2+2=4? Thanks for the math lesson; knowing that will do wonders getting me through graduate school.
Joey Joe December 17, 2013 at 09:49 PM
@Ooka - Thanks for the math lesson; knowing that will do wonders getting me through graduate school. You're totally welcome...
xJadeeyes December 18, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Yeah you hope my house is first You're an a-hole.. Number one I live right next to the f'n marsh SO I'M SAFE and Sandy already effed me. I wouldn't wish that upon anyone. The people in BAYVILLE WHO LIGHT FIRES OUT THERE are pretty aware of what they're doing. Also I live nowhere's near WOBM. So your hopes and dreams are out the door And no stick up my ass over here. You just sound like a Debbie downer....One Who is "No fun"...
proud December 19, 2013 at 06:17 AM
@Jacq, you should be ashamed of yourself.
grace December 19, 2013 at 09:34 AM
wish they would put that bob levy in the wobm pit...
grace December 19, 2013 at 09:39 AM
o joey you are turning into another fave like mr proud!! gotta hand it to you.. the on fire rape....kid does have a point tho..can we focus on serious matters like the young innocent life taken for a car.. how about the police just have them put the fire out completely , then escort them out
grace December 19, 2013 at 09:40 AM
@jacq really you couldnt use another word?
Jacqueline Marie Rusk December 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM
I'm so not ashamed of myself. More likely proud.
proud December 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM
That speaks volumes about you. Your sentiments are misdirected.
Mister Matt December 20, 2013 at 04:32 PM
@Jacqueline Marie Rusk...you are indeed a loser and it is obviously you who is a cunt and a nasty one at that. Now I know why some mothers eat their young. @Jaydees, Ooka and a few select others.....you are idiots. You would be the first to complain about the police not taking the proper action if the bonfire burned out of control and torched your home, vehicle, boat, etc. The bottom line is that illegal bonfires are dangerous and we charge our police to take the necessary actions to ensure the communities safety. If it weren't for morons like you and others like yourselves we wouldn't need the police.
proud December 20, 2013 at 05:25 PM
@Mrmatt, you should wash your mouth out with lighter fluid.
proud December 20, 2013 at 07:40 PM
@Scott, though you would like to think that you do, you don't own the desired microcosm known as Berkeley Township. This mentality of yours is predicated by the insanity fostered by the Home Rule nanny state. It's not your fault. It's all you know.
xJadeeyes December 22, 2013 at 09:39 AM
I'm an idiot ? Okay I have only lived here all my life HALF THE POLICE FORCE LIGHTS BONFIRES YOU DUMB ASS! You think I would be the first to complain F you. Not true at all go F yourself in the ass with barbed wire...
xJadeeyes December 22, 2013 at 09:39 AM
And let me know how it feels .....
proud December 22, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Are you contending that you may like that the of thing?
xJadeeyes December 22, 2013 at 02:53 PM
LMAO no that guy is a hand job
Donald Seeds December 31, 2013 at 09:06 AM
I am from Bayville and the people who were caught out there were not,,,us locals would have been safe,,,hell the cops would have got out to get there hands warm !!!


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