Archives for August 2019

Surf And Turf Suspects Remain On The Lam

State Police seeking the public’s help finding the two men who stole surf and turf items from an Upper Township store earlier this month. Police say the pair went into an Acme on August 11th and loaded up on about $1,000 worth of crab meat, steaks and fruit and then left without paying. The Press of Altantic City reports those suspects are still at large. One suspect is white, roughly 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall, with tattoos on his right forearm and upper left arm. Police say he was wearing a black “Thug Life” tank top, black shorts, blue running shoes and a gray baseball cap. The other man was is white, 18 to 25-years-old with short black or brown hair, according to the post. He was last seen wearing a light gray shirt, dark gray shorts and white shoes.
Anyone with information should contact the State Police Woodbine station.

Overnight Road Detours In Northfield Next Week

A road closure advisory for next week. Mill Road in Northfield will be closed between Route 9 and Shore Road between Tuesday and Friday. Detours will be in place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to make way for work by the New Jersey American Water Company. People who live nearby will have access to their properties and detour routes will be posted, plus police will be in the area to assist.

Cape May Co. Sheriff Complies with AG

Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan complied with a state Attorney General (AG) request for more information on the conduct of the county’s 287(g) program agreement. The agreement allows designated and trained personnel to perform federal immigration enforcement functions. Nolan’s letter and accompanying information were required by the AG after Nolan extended the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agreement for 10 years prior to the effective date of an AG directive that would have mandated state approval of any such agreement. For Cape May County, it is unclear if the AG will take any action concerning Sheriff Nolan’s submission before a promised September public forum.

Man Cops Plea In Roommate’s Death

Police say a man has admitted beating and killing his female roommate in Seaside Heights. 38 year old Mathhew Demartin was charged in the death of 59 year old Sharon Falcetano and copped a plea to aggravated manslaughter. He’ll be sentenced October 11th, reports the Press of Atlantic City, and faces up to 30 years behind bars. The victim was found unresponsive at the Glendale Motel in Seaside Heights in February of 2018. She died a short time later.

AC Man Sentenced In Other Resident’s Shooting Death

An Atlantic City man, sentenced Thursday in connection to the fatal shooting of another city man on March 12, 2018. 30 year old Howard Cassell was sentenced to 5 years in New Jersey state prison for second degree Manslaughter. Cassell’s sentence is in connection the shooting death of 23 year old Da’Quan Montague also of Atlantic City, that occurred March 12, 2018, in the area of 18 North New Jersey Avenue in Atlantic City. Cassell was charged with second degree Reckless Manslaughter, second degree Possession of a Firearm without a Permit and second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Mosquito Sample In Hammonton Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Atlantic County has reported finding a mosquito sample in Hammonton that has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The sample was collected from Horton Street and confirmed positive on August 28. Public health officials note it is not unusual to find positive samples during the summer and fall. County public health and mosquito control officials are conducting mosquito surveillance, implementing additional control measures and providing educational materials to area residents and businesses. West Nile Virus is carried by infected mosquitoes and can be transmitted to birds, animals and humans.

Man Cuffed For Ordering Assault Rifle Parts Via Internet

Multiple weapons offenses face an Egg Harbor Township man after police say he ordered parts that could be made into an assault rifle. The Press of Atlantic City reports 72 year old Christopher Pespas was cuffed after a month long investigation into his activities. Along with weapons parts, he also ordered high capacity magazines and ammunition over the internet. Magazines with a capacity of more than ten rounds are illegal in New Jersey.

Egg Harbor Township Man Charged with Weapons Offenses

An Egg Harbor Township man was charged with multiple weapons offenses after ordering parts over the internet that could be assembled into an illegal assault firearm, according to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department. The Press of Atlantic City reporting Christopher Pespas, 72, was arrested after a month long investigation. Pespas allegedly ordered assault rifle parts, high capacity magazines, and ammunition for handguns and rifles through the internet.

Lower Township Police on the Lookout for Impaired Drivers

The Lower Township Police Department has made over 20 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests, since Aug. 1. According to a release, the arrests involved both drug and/or alcohol-impaired drivers, including motor vehicle accidents with injuries. The Department wants to remind the community that they are on the lookout for impaired drivers, and that citizens can do their part too, especially over the long holiday weekend

Man Charged With Stealing Motorcycle From Dealership

Theft and drunk driving counts face a Mays Landing man whom police say took a motorcycle from a Harley Davidson dealership on the White Horse Pike. Police were told the man, who was dressed in an Eagles jersey and wearing shorts, had taken off and they spotted him speeding near Cologne Avenue. The Press of Atlantic City reports the man had left his ID at the dealership so officers checked that and went to the man’s home. Kevin Waters was found there and is carged with theft of movable property, burglary and driving while intoxicated. He was charged on a summons and released pending court