Two more trespassers arrested for Splish Splash break-in, police say


Two more men were arrested for trespassing at Splish Splash in Calverton on Thanksgiving that led to a viral YouTube video.

Riverhead Town police arrested Joseph Hanusiewicz, 24, of Massapequa Park and Ethan Solomkin, 25, of Great Neck. They were both charged with third-degree criminal trespass, police said. They were both released on an appearance ticket for Jan. 18, police said.

Police initially arrested four men in early December who each face the same charge. On Dec. 28, Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward for information leading to the arrests of three suspects in connection to the Splish Splash break-in. Police had released images of the men taken from the YouTube video, which now has more than 9 million views.

The 15-minute video goes on to show the men breaking into 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.

The men initially arrested were: Billy Perry, 22, of West Islip; Anthony Panza, 19, of Lindenhurst; Brian Chliek, 34, of Bayport and Jonathan Nemecek, 25, of Lindenhurst. Police had initially said eight people entered the park at approximately 8 a.m. Nov. 24.


Photo caption: Ethan Solomkin, left, and Joseph Hanusiewicz. (Credit: Riverhead police)