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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.

dorym September 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM
What the hell is wrong with people these days? Does anyone have manners or are they all watching those idiots on Jersey Housewives and trying to act like them?
suz September 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM
Trash, just pure trash...
tara September 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM
thank you all very much for your comments for it was my wedding that got ruined. you were not there and do not know what happened so do not call me or my now husband trash and if you need to know why he got tres passing he was looking for my purse. and further more he is the best man i could ever ask for he just wanted my day to be perfect n tried breaking up a fight between father and son. so dont believe everything you read get your facts first because that was the only fight that happened.
Tom September 12, 2011 at 03:20 PM
Freedom of press shouldn't allow garbage like this to be printed. I was outside when police arrived and there was yelling as described but that's were the facts end. Police were informed that one of the individuals responsible for the altercation outside has several warrants for his arrest and did nothing because they weren't interested in "protecting and serving" the public. They could have dealt with the 3 people outside and let a peaceful wedding reception continue. This article talks about unruly people inside... Well, in the 30 minutes or so it took for all this backup to arrive, guests were inside having cake. That must have been pretty unruly. I hear the groom mushed some cake into his brides face. Maybe someone should tell the lakehurst police department to book him for assault too. ABSOLUTELY ABSURB!! This was blown up by the police and owners of La Bove Grande and it's really sad that the other side wasn't able to be told because no one was contacted. The only "TRASH" here are the people responsible for this article making it to print.
suz September 12, 2011 at 05:45 PM
Okay, so I apologize if there is truly more to the story. Time will tell...However, remember, there are always three sides to every story. Your's, their's and the truth.
Lorraine September 12, 2011 at 07:45 PM
That was the truth, and I was there, inside having cake with the rest of the guests.....so Sue.....there is your truth.....it seems you should have something better to do then read the paper about people's hardships and run your mouth.....I know and love the bride.....and she does not deserve your rude, uneducated commentary....in other words, get a life.....like your own....
Candice thorne September 12, 2011 at 11:07 PM
I was also at this wedding and this article does not tell all the truth it is exaggerated! Two wonderful people had their wedding ruined because a venue that was already paid in full wanted to cheat them out of money!! Two family members get into an argument that was already over and defused before the police show up calls for over 50 cops and 4 k9 dogs????! There wedding was ruined do to an over exaggeration it was pathertic and the venue should be ashamed of themselves!!!!!!!
wendy September 13, 2011 at 07:00 PM
People should mind their own business... just saying!
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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