Monthly Archives: May 2010

GROUND TO BE BROKEN THIS WEEK ON SEA ISLE LIBRARY

The Cape May County Library Commission will break ground for the new Sea Isle City Library on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. The Sea Isle City Branch of the County Library System, located on the open site at 4800 Central Avenue, is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating County facility to be built. The new two story facility will be 13,583 square feet with two exterior decks totaling 1,380 square feet. The building will consist of large and small meeting rooms to house a variety of library programs and community functions and provide wireless internet for patrons. The building will also be home to the Sea Isle City Historical Library.

The LEED Silver rated facility will have a roof area over the first floor meeting room designed to handle 198 solar panels and high efficiency mechanical and lighting systems. Utilities will be metered to analyze usage and a geothermal system is being installed. Also, recycled building materials, LED site lighting, low water use fixtures, and native plants will be part of this new LEED facility. Additionally, all materials will be purchased from within 500 miles of the site to promote local growth.

WILDWOOD POLICE ARREST MAN FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF TO CHILDREN

Wildwood Police arrest a man today they say was exposing and touching himself while children were walking on their way to school. Police arrested and charged Javier Feliciano-Perez, of Wildwood, with five criminal complaints of lewdness and three complaints endangering the welfare of children. The 41-year-old was placed in the Cape May County Jail on $25,000 cash bail. Additional charges are expected to be issued.

MAN BUSTED FOR HIDING IN WOMAN’S CLOSET

On Friday, 05-28-10 at approximately 5:50 am, the Lower Township Police Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a female in the 100 Block of Old Mill Drive in the Township’s North Cape May Section.

The female was reporting a male intruder inside her residence.

Lower Township Patrol Officers responded to the call and found that the intruder was being detained outside of the residence, upon their arrival, by the female’s father, who she had also called about the incident prior to calling the police.

The female identified the male intruder as her ex-boyfriend, David J. Fletcher, age 47.

The female victim advised police officers that she had a restraining order issued against Fletcher from last March, barring him from having any contact with her or from being at her residence.

The victim stated that sometime after 5 am, she heard movement inside her bedroom closet and began screaming. At that point Fletcher emerged from the closet and a brief struggle ensued between the two parties.

The female was able to activate an alarm call to her father’s residence, who responded immediately and was able to detain Fletcher prior to police arrival.

Police Officers confirmed that there was in fact an active restraining order issued against Fletcher.

He was then arrested at the scene and transported to the Lower Township Police Department for processing where he was charged with one (1) count of Burglary to a residence and Violation of a Temporary Restraining Order.

Fletcher was lodged in the Cape May County Jail in default of a $2,500 bail set by Lower Township Municipal Court Judge, David DeWeese.

LOWER TWP. POLICE INVESTIGATE BOAT FIRE

Lower_Township_PoliceLower Township Police continue their investigation into a report of a boat fire that was was originally called in to the Wildwood Crest Police Department Thursday night.  The boat fire took place at the Lighthouse Point Marina, in Lower Township.

Lower Township Police, Fire and Rescue Units responded to the call.

Upon arrival, the Erma Fire Chief reported a working boat fire in the water at the Marina’s “D” Dock.

The firefighters, who fought the boat fire during the height of a thunderstorm that was hitting the area at the time, were able to lay several hose lines down the dock to the area of the boat.

Erma Firefighters were able to untie another boat in the area that was endanger of also catching fire and pull it to a safe location.

The New Jersey State Police Marine Law Enforcement Bureau and a Firefighting Boat from the Cape May Coast Guards Small Boat Station, were also called to the scene.

Firefighters were able to knock the fire down in approximately 20 minutes.

The vessel is described as a 30 foot, 1976 Chris Craft, named the Q-Tee. It was later towed by Tow US Salvage, to the Shawcrest Marina.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the New Jersey State Police Marine Law Enforcement Bureau and the Cape May County Fire Marshall’s Office.

BEACH FILL BEGINS FOR AVALON AND SEA ISLE CITY

Avalon_beach_fill_at_9th_StreetThe two dredges are in Avalon and Sea Isle City and have started a joint beach fill project for the two municipalities. The beach fill projects are expected to be completed by the middle of June. The state is providing a 75 percent match for this beach fill, which will save taxpayers in both municipalities some significant dollars.

BUSINESS PERSON PLUNGE TAKES PLACE TODAY

Ocean City kicks off the Memorial Day Weekend with an attention grabbing plunge. Members of the business community, dressed in formal attire and swinging briefcases, will smart step into the Atlantic to welcome the summer. This is the seventh year for the Business Person’s Plunge. The action begins at noon, Fri., May 28 at the Moorlyn Terrace Beach on the sands opposite the Music Pier.

FUGATIVE OF JUSTICE ARRESTED IN CAPE MAY COUNTY

A fugitive of justice has been reported arrested. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Joshua Simmers, of West Cape May, was arrested by police during a traffic stop. Police discovered Simmers was wanted on weapons possession charges and obstructing the administration of justice for fleeing. He was placed in the Cape May County Jail on $200,000 bail.

TWO BIG FREE CONCERTS IN WILDWOOD CREST

The Centennial Summer Kickoff is continuing this weekend in Wildwood Crest. Two outdoor free concerts will take place. Mango Men will be playing at Centennial Park on Saturday at 7. Then, on Sunday, Parrotbeach will be playing. The Centennial celebration in Wildwood Crest began last week and will continue throughout the summer.

VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL UNVEILING TOMORROW

The Vietnam Memorial Wall will be unveiled and dedicated on Saturday at noon. The wall is being placed in Wildwood at Columbus Park, which is across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. A festival will take place after the dedication, involving music, food, and vendors. A live broadcast on Fun 106.7 will happen prior to the event at 10 a.m.