Ocean City Mayor Sal Perillo is not leaving office without controversy. On his final full day of being mayor of Ocean City, Perillo vetoed a bill that would have given pay raises for mayor and council in exchange for a reduction in health benefits. According to the website for the Press of Atlantic City, Perillo says the new ordinance would send the wrong message to four major labor unions in the city. Perillo will be replaced as mayor of Ocean City on Thursday by Jay Gillian.
Wildwood Police have arrested a 39-year old city resident on charges that he allegedly broke into a home Tuesday night and burglarized the property. Police announced the arrest of Robert McBride on charges that he allegedly broke into a home located on West Bennett Avenue. A witness saw McBride exit the property through a window after hearing the sound of broken glass. McBride was picked up by city police on West Hand Avenue. He was charged with burglary and theft and taken to the Cape May County Jail on $20,000 cash bail.
Lower Township Police are asking for the public’s help with catching a man who allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman. Police announced today that they are looking for 27 year old Eric W. Rogers who’s wanted in connection with a stabbing that took place during the afternoon hours on June 25th. A woman who lives on Kentucky Avenue in the Villas called police saying she was stabbed, and that she was six months pregnant. Rogers is wanting on a warrant that includes the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you can call the Lower Township Police Department at 886-1619.
A new report says that toll collectors on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike are acting better. The Star-Ledger reports that complaints against toll collectors is down 28 percent so far. Three of those complaints resulted in suspensions. According to the report, one in every 565,000 transactions results in a complaint.
Ocean City will be getting a brand new mayor on Thursday. Jay Gillian won the seat during an election in May. A reorganization meeting will take place at that time. The council will decide the president and vice-president of the city council as well. Also, a resolution will be voted on to consent with the mayor’s appointments of department heads for Ocean City. Finally, a resolution will be voted on to authorize a contract with Jersey Professional Management Corporation for Management Consultant Services.
A burglary was reported in Wildwood Crest on Saturday. Police responded to the 300 block of East Orchid Rd. on the report of a burglary in process. Julie Anzelmo had told police that a black male subject was inside of the property when she returned from the beach. He was described as a thin build with a distinctive thin triangular beard. He was wearing black pants and a long sleeve black shirt carrying a black backpack and a black waist pouch. An undisclosed amount of cash was found missing. An investigation is on-going. Police ask anyone with information to call 522-2456.
A child involved with a Garden State Parkway accident this week has since been released from the hospital. State Police say the incident took place Monday afternoon and the child went to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment. The accident took place near mile marker 11 on the Parkway. The child is said to be fine following the crash.
The number of crimes continues to decrease in Cape May County. The New Jersey State Police Uniform Criming Reporting Unit compared data from January to September 2009, versus the same time period the year before. The crime index decreased 7.2 percent, with violent crimes reduced 12.7 percent, and non-violent crime down 6.9 percent. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office issued a press release on this information, saying they wanted to thank local and state police that help make these numbers possible. The full report from 2009 is online now at the Prosecutor’s website at www.cmcpros.net.
Wildwood Crest will holding a special meeting this morning to discuss a few important topics. According to the agenda, the business items include: the Rambler Road Park project plan, a potential land acquisition, and employee benefit and staffing levels. Formal action may or may not be taken at this meeting. It begins at 9:30 a.m. in the municipal court room.