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3 arrests after party-goers swarm Newark, Delaware

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Three people were arrested after a party went out of control on Monday night, as several thousand people swarmed Newark, Delaware, blocking traffic and damaging cars and other property.

Newark Police say it all began around 11:30 p.m. when officers responded to a disorderly party in the 400 block of South College Avenue near the University of Delaware campus.

Officer said that more than 1,000 people were in the area with a DJ set up in the backyard of a house.

A number of people were seen urinating in public, police said, and were trespassing through the yards of nearby homes.

Two residents of the house were arrested. They are identified as Anthony Iadisernia, 19, of Jackson New Jersey, Evan Touzzoli, 20, of Trumboll, Connecticut. Both are University of Delaware students.

Both were charged with Failure to Obtain a Special Event Permit and released on their own recognizance.

As officers tried to clear the crowd, police say the mob began blocking traffic on South College Avenue and started walking on the hoods of cars.

Police say they saw 26-year-old Marcus Hyde of Chesterfield, Virginia in the crowd with a camera, allegedly causing the crowd to "act even more disorderly." He was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and released on his own recognizance.

Approximately 75 officers from the University of Delaware Police, New Castle County Police and Delaware State Police responded to the scene to assist with dispersing the crowd.

Police say property damage consisted of several damaged cars, knocked down trash cans, and damaged signs. A complete tally of damaged property was not available.

No officers or members of the crowd were injured.

The party was sponsored by "I'm Shmacked" which posts college party videos on social media.

They last got local attention after they posted a video of a similar riot in West Chester back in May.

One of the people who launched "I'm Shmacked" a few years ago was a Lower Merion High School graduate.

That man, Jeffrie Ray, had nothing to say about the Newark incident, only saying that he is in Miami shooting a video there.

Police say The University of Delaware Office of Student Conduct is holding an emergency hearing for the students arrested in this incident.

In addition, Newark Police say extra officers will be on duty Tuesday night.

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