Long Beach police intervene on party organizer's attempt of 'taking over' sleepy town

Long Beach officials thwarted promoters' attempt to draw hundreds to the residential beachfront city for a "Sandy Cheeks Beach Party" on Wednesday, taking extra precautions following last week's shooting.

At least 450 RSVP'ed an event that circulated on social media. A promotional image showed women in bikinis, with one drinking straight from a Rancho La Gloria cocktail bottle.

"Taking over NYC borough by borough so you definitely know that we had to take it to the beach," the event description read.

But local law enforcement has taken extra precautions following the shooting of a 16-year-old boy during a senior skip day last week. More than 2,000 students from neighboring school districts swarmed the beach on June 13 afternoon after an invitation went out on social media.

Unpermitted gatherings for groups of over 100 people are now illegal and if caught, police say event organizers will be held accountable. 

Once officials heard word of Wednesday's planned beach party, two detectives tracked down the event organizers and warned them of a fine. The promoters soon canceled the Long Beach event and relocated it to Jones Beach.

FOX 5 NY's Jodi Goldberg reported large but orderly crowds at Jones Beach Wednesday afternoon, likely larger than normal for the Juneteenth holiday.