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Judge Sentences Brick Township Boardwalk Worker to Jail for Calling in Bomb Threats That Evacuated Point Pleasant Beach

Brick Township

Ocean County officials reported that Nkosi Jones, 20, of Brick Township, was sentenced by the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, J.S.C., to three years New Jersey State Prison as a result of a previously entered guilty plea to Terroristic Threats that occurred on June 3, 2021, and June 4, 2021, in Point Pleasant Beach.

Officials said Jones pled guilty to the charge on December 6, 2021, before Judge Ryan.

According to Ocean County authorities, on June 3, 2021, at approximately 1:15 p.m., a bomb threat was called into the main office of Jenkinson’s Pavilion Boardwalk Amusements.

Officials say the caller indicated he would be planting a bomb on the boardwalk.

The call was reported to the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department, and the boardwalk was evacuated by law enforcement.

According to police, the boardwalk reopened for business approximately three hours later.

Jenkinson’s employees fielded another call alluding to a bomb threat the following day.

During the incident police said the boardwalk was once again cleared and reopened after several hours.

An investigation by the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department Detective Bureau and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit revealed that Jones - an employee of Jenkinson’s Pavilion - placed both of the threatening calls through the voice-over IP app TextNow.

On June 17, 202 police arrested Jones as he reported to work at Jenkinson’s.

He was transported to the Ocean County Jail and later released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform.