POLICE are continuing a crackdown on parties organised through Facebook.
It has been revealed officers monitoring social media clamped down on a gathering of 30 people in their teens and twenties a week after the "wreck the flat" party at Oakfield turned to riot.
The Sandown gathering was broken up by specialist officers drafted in from the mainland.
And the weekend after that, there was a smaller gathering of young people in Newport, again disrupted by police.
Sgt James Luckman detailed the police response to parties organised through social media to a meeting of Ryde Town Council on Monday.
He said it had not been possible to draft in extra officers from the mainland to deal with the Ryde disorder involving up to 200 young people because it was over before reinforcements could have arrived.
People, some as young as 14, were put on buses and trouble erupted again after a large group was taken to Newport.
Five people have been bailed to appear before Island magistrates on Tuesday, March 19, charged with offences arising from the Ryde and Newport disturbances.
A 21-year-old man has been charged with being drunk and disorderly; a 24-year-old man was charged with being drunk and disorderly and obstructing police; a 14-year-old girl is accused of being drunk and disorderly and obstructing police; a 17-year-old girl was charged with assaulting police and a 19-year-old woman faces two charges of police assault.