"We have received a report that once they pass out other kids lay them across the tracks". ~ Police Chief George Berglund
Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund posted the information below on the department's Facebook page on Monday, March 25, 2013.
GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--The Gloucester City Police Department has received information that
children are going to the trestle and consuming large amounts of alcohol. It is reported that they are getting so intoxicated that they are passing out. We have received a report that once they pass out other kids lay them across the tracks. This is extremely dangerous! Officers were directed to check the area on a more frequent basis and they came across a large party there this past weekend. All but one of the individuals fled.
The juvenile male at the scene was so intoxicated that he urinated and deficated his pants and was passed out. He had to be rushed to the hospital. We ask each and every parent to have a talk with your children and know where they are at all times. Smell their breath and have a conversation with them when they get in at night to see if they are under the influence. This place has been a hangout for years and has always been an issue due to its location. We intend to remain vigilant in this area and will charge any individual appropriately.