The news is out: [A homeowner and two party organizers have been charged with violating the governor’s executive order that limits the size of gatherings after police in New Jersey spent nearly five hours shutting down a party that drew more than 700 people Sunday night to an Airbnb rental, authorities said.
Around 8:30 p.m., police in Jackson responded to a home on Mill Pond Road on a report of a suspicious incident, Capt. Steven Laskiewicz said in a statement.
Residents in the neighborhood told police that a home on the street had been rented out to a group having a large party that was causing a disturbance and appeared to be in violation of the state’s order that limits outdoor gatherings to 500 people and indoor gatherings to 100 people, police said.
After observing “a large crowd at the residence,” officers contacted the homeowner, Yaakov Weiss, 40, of Jackson, who told police that he had rented out the residence through Airbnb and was hosting a large party, the statement said. The homeowner said that as about 200 people had arrived at the home and the party was expanding, he left, according to police.
The property was described as a “stunning 3,700-plus square foot home,” and the host’s rules banned parties, Airbnb spokesman Ben Breit told NBC News.
Police estimate the gathering grew to more than 700 people with over 100 vehicles parked in the area.]
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