Riverhead Town police have already arrested four individuals involved in the Thanksgiving Day trespassing incident at Splish Splash and a fifth has been identified. Now they’re asking for the public’s help to learn the identity of the final three suspects, who hopped a fence to the Calverton water park and filmed a BMX video on the slides.
The video depicting the eight men at the water park was posted on the YouTube page of Billy Perry, a professional BMX rider. To date the video has been viewed more than 8.5 million times and has made headlines across the region.
Mr. Perry opens the video by detailing his crew’s plans and saying they attempted the same stunt earlier this year, but it rained that day.
The 15-minute video goes on to show the men entering the park and performing tricks on rides like Alien Invasion, Dragon’s Den and Max Trax.
Finally, on the Mammoth River, the riders appear to be confronted by a park employee and they head out of the park.
“That was the most savage session we’ve had in a long time,” Mr. Perry says toward the end of the video, the most viewed on his page. “That was amazing. We had a good two hours in there.”
Mr. Perry, 22, of West Islip, Anthony Panza, 19, of Lindenhurst, Brian Chliek, 34, of Bayport and Jonathan Nemecek, 25, of Lindenhurst, were each charged with third-degree criminal trespass and released on desk appearance tickets earlier this month, according a Riverhead Town police press release.
Splish Splash officials declined comment to the News-Review, but later told other media outlets the incident led to thousands of dollars in damage to the park’s slides.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.