Police charge four in connection to Wildwood boardwalk assault

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Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi and the juvenile were arrested, but Patrick is still at large and there is an active arrest warrant out for him, police said.

“As a result of providing this information to the media, the public response was rapid and critical in providing pertinent and relevant information leading to the whereabouts and the identity of the individuals responsible for the assault,” police said in a statement.

Besides the aggravated assault charge, the suspects were also charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

Police say that the group assaulted a 19-year-old man who was walking alone on the boardwalk. At least one of the suspects began to punch the victim in the head and face, and the victim suffered a broken nose, concussion, and a severe contusion to his left eye. They allege that the group also took $60 in cash and a driver’s license from the victim.

Callahan and Nastasi were arrested and bail was set at $50,000, with a ten percent option, with the condition that the men had no contact with the victim. As of Friday, Callahan had been unable to post bail and was lodged in Cape May County jail, while Natasi was processed and released, with a required no contact order.

The juvenile was issued juvenile complaints and released to a parent.

The police did not immediately offer any information on the female suspect that was pictured with the group.

Police are asking the public to contact local law enforcement of the Wildwood police department should anyone have information in regards to Patrick’s whereabouts.


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