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Groom, Mother Arrested at Lakehurst Wedding Reception

Three arrested in total after fight at La Bove Grande

A groom and his mother were among the three arrested at a wedding reception that became out of hand at a Lakehurst restaurant and banquet hall Friday.

Lakehurst Sgt. Ronald Heinzman and Ptl. Jeffery Emmons responded to a call that 12 people were fighting at at about 10:08 p.m. on Sept. 9.

"Upon arrival, there were people in the parking lot yelling and screaming, however the initial fight was over," Heinzman said in an email. "In addition to the activity in the parking lot, there were unrulry patrons inside the building where a large wedding was taking place."

Police and La Bove management decided to shut down the wedding reception. As guests left the building, the groom, John H. Britton, 28, of Bayville, was charged with defiant trespass for refusing to exit and also disorderly conduct, Heinzman said. 

Other local authorities, including the Ocean County Sheriff's Department, and police from , Plumstead, Toms River and the Department of Defense were called to assist because of the large crowd, Heinzman said. 

Britton's mother, Denise J. Blare, 46, of Brick, was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction while in the restaurant parking lot. Guest Alexander J. Castillo, 32, of Alexandria, Va., was charged with disorderly conduct, according to Heinzman. 

The three have an Oct. 5 appearance date at the Lakehurst Municipal Court, Heinzman said.

wendy September 14, 2011 at 04:23 PM
I was also a guest at the wedding and did not know anything happened outside as we were inside the hall enjoying the wedding... being a person with a heart condition and clueless to why the wedding was abruptly ended and the way it ended was very upsetting and totally uncalled for in my opinion... my 2 daughters were there and I was told to get in my car and leave! I said I will not leave until I know where my girls are and are safely off the premesis... then was threatened to be arrested hmmmm!!! I could go on and on but I was there and know the truth and DONOT have to justify anything to anyone... To John and Tara Lots of Love and Happiness!!!! <3
SANDY PARISI September 15, 2011 at 03:39 PM
I guess it's true...............don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see (read). With all the comments I read it seems the "truth" was really distorted based on information given directly from the guests. I don't know the newly weds but wish them the best and am glad that guests stood up for the real truth.
David Daur September 17, 2011 at 02:59 PM
Tara, He's the best man you could ask for because you haven't met me yet... After you get finally divorced, look me up and I'll show you what a catch I am. I look forward to our courtship.
jane September 25, 2011 at 05:50 PM
Funny how the same person change their name claiming to be the guest at this hoodrat wedding!!!! police officer do not arrest people for hanky panky they arrest them because they are animals that should be kept locked up lol!!! Come on now all you fake guest to claim to be their should of been witnesses to the police officer obviously everyone got crazy and the people responsible for it got arrested.
Dawn October 04, 2011 at 01:41 PM
i'm confused....who is John? what happened to Mike (from Jan 2010). Just heard the update from War of Roses where the girl who was cheating on her boyfriend (thought it was Mike at the time) with a guy named Craig...sent info about an article such as this...to update us as to her status.... was the guys name John?? if so, how does this update us to her status...did she marry the guy? and if so, why would you send info about a fight at your wedding instead of just saying you got married to the guy or married to another guy...?? what happened to your/her mother...that called in War of Roses??

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