POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ – The Point Pleasant Beach Police Department announced the arrest of Nkosi Jones, 19 years of age, from Brick, NJ.
After an investigation conducted by detectives from this department, Nkosi Jones was charged with two counts of False Public Alarm, a second-degree crime, and two counts of Terroristic Threats, a third-degree crime for calling in two separate bomb threats on the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk.
On Thursday, June 3, 2021, at approximately 1:15 pm the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department responded to Jenkinson’s Main Business Offices on the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk for a report of the business receiving a phone call reporting a bomb threat.
Due to the nature of the threat, members of this agency, with the assistance of several other law enforcement agencies immediately evacuated the boardwalk, beach, and surrounding businesses. Several bomb detection K9s were brought in and the entire boardwalk was searched. At approximately 4 pm, the boardwalk was deemed safe and reopened to the public.
On Friday, June 4, 2021, Jenkinson’s Main Business Office received another phone call reporting a bomb threat. Once again, the police department evacuated the boardwalk, beaches, and surrounding businesses, and called in numerous K9 bomb detection teams to clear the boardwalk once again.
Chief Joseph A. Michigan stated, “I’d like to thank all of the surrounding agencies that responded on two separate occasions to assist our officers with evacuating and searching the boardwalk. I’d also like to acknowledge the members of my detective bureau for their hard work and efforts in this investigation to locate and identify Mr. Jones as the suspect who made the threatening phone calls on both June 3rd and June 4th.”
Mr. Jones was taken into custody without incident, processed, and transported to Ocean County Jail pending future court proceedings. If anyone has any additional information about these incidents, please contact the Detective Bureau at 732-892-0500 ext. 173.Mr. Jones has been only charged with these crimes and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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