Two were busted for marijuana possession in Lower Township. Police there say that 19 year old Nicholas Mazzotta, of 400 block of Cherry Tree Lane Green Creek NJ, and 19 year old Jocelyn Shillingford, from the first block of Ibis Place. Both Mazzotta and Shillingford were arrested on scene and transported to the Lower Township Police Department where they were each processed and released on a summons charging them with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hamilton Township Police say a 73-old-man died following a traffic accident. Investigation revealed a 1998 Volvo tractor truck owned by Palmisano Delivery Service Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, was traveling westbound on Route 322. The truck crossed over the eastbound lanes and traveled up an embankment on the shoulder of the road. The truck then struck several trees and overturned on the eastbound shoulder. The driver and sole occupant was identified as Al Nelson, age 73, of Pleasantville. Nelson was deceased upon the first responders’ arrival on scene.
The other job of Gov. Chris Christie will be keeping him busy in August. Travel will be taking place for Christie to Maine, Mississippi, and Alabama. This is apart of his responsibilities as the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The organization has raised $60 million since November when Christie took over the job.
Gov. Chris Christie spoke to the media on Wednesday about the need for bail reform in New Jersey. One of the measures that will be heard is refusing bail to violent offenders. Christie is also pushing a plan to allow risk assessment to low earners who are put in jail and can’t afford bail.
Two people were injured during a three vehicle crash on Route 47 in Dennis Township. State Police say the accident occurred early Tuesday afternoon when a car brushed an SUV and then hit another SUV head on. The driver of the car was airlifted to a hospital, while the driver of one of the other vehicles was taken to a local hospital. Police say charges are pending.
Upper Township Mayor Richard Palombo says he continues to search for solutions to a major beach erosion problem in Strathmere’s north end. Palombo tells the Upper Township Gazette that despite a huge beach fill project that’s forthcoming, the north end of Strathmere needs help following a brush with Hurricane Arthur earlier this month. The Township has already declared an emergency in the event it has to act quickly to get sand before another coastal storm.
Two Middle Township women have been arrested in the city of Wildwood for distributing heroin. Wildwood Police announced the arrests of 36 year olds Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, who both live in Rio Grande. Police say they searched their vehicle and found 300 bags of heroin that were packaged for sale with a street value of about $3,000. Bail for both was set at $90,000 apiece.
Stone Harbor Police broke up a huge party filled with underage drinkers on Saturday night. Police went to a party in the 9700 block of Third Avenue and made multiple arrests for underage drinking. Many of the those arrested were 17 or 18 years old, and were from different towns in eastern Pennsylvania. Two of those arrested tried to flee the scene of the party, one tried to get on board a passing Jitney.
Arrests have been made in connection with an elaborate plan to steal $100,000 worth of diamond rings from a Cape May jeweler. Artisans Alcove owner William Scott announced that arrests have been made in connection with the May robbery of his store. Three people were arrested in Baltimore County, Maryland and charged with committing a string of robberies at jewelry stores. Three suspects are in custody, a fourth remains at large.
The New Jersey Highway Authority has awarded a $41 million contract to widen the Garden State Parkway just north of Atlantic City. The Parkway will be widened to a third lane between Atlantic City and milepost 41. The work is expected to begin shortly after Labor Day weekend and wrap up sometime in 2017.