Monthly Archives: October 2010

UNCONSCIOUS MALE REVIVED BY LOWER EMERGENCY WORKERS

A woman flagged down a police officer when her friend was unconscious and not breathing. The Officers removed the male from the vehicle and upon determining that the victim had no pulse, immediately initiated CPR. Upon arriving, the Lower Township Rescue Squad continued resuscitation efforts on the victim. Additional investigation by Police Officers at the scene, determined that the victim had ingested Fentenol. The victim was revived following resuscitation efforts and was subsequently transported to Cape Regional Medical Center. Following resuscitation efforts, the male victim made a complete recovery and the incident is currently under investigation by the Lower Township Detective Bureau.

INVESTIGATION ON-GOING INTO PLEASANTVILLE SHOOTING

Authorities are searching for a suspect or suspects who shot a 23-year-old man in the face and forearm on Wednesday night in Pleasantville, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor Office.

Pleasantville Detectives responded to the Marina Del Rey apartments at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Main Street for a report of shots fired at approximately 10:45 p.m. last night. Upon arrival, detectives discovered the victim who was later identified as Christopher Scott, of Pleasantville, suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to the right cheek; the other to the right forearm. Detectives notified the Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team detectives who responded shortly thereafter, stated Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. David Weiss.

The victim was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was listed in stable condition as of last night.

Pleasantville Detectives are conducting the investigation along with members of the Shooting Response Team. 

SECOND ANNUAL CMC DISABILITIES AWARENESS DAY ANNOUNCED

Cape May County logoMore than fifty exhibitors will participate in the Second Annual Cape May County Disabilities Awareness Day on Saturday, November 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Avalon Community Center.   All Cape May County residents are invited to attend this free event designed as a “one-stop shopping” opportunity to gather information first-hand from representatives of a wide range of state and local agencies and organizations that serve the citizens of Cape May County.  

Although Disabilities Awareness Day is being held on a Saturday, Fare Free Transportation will be available to county residents who call 889-3700 by Friday, November 5th.

COMMUNITY COMPLEX SET TO OPEN IN OCEAN CITY

A new community complex is opening in Ocean City. The city is holding a ribbon cutting today. It is going to be located at 1735 Simpson Ave. The Complex houses the Ocean City Free Public Library, Aquatic & Fitness Center, Arts Center, Historical Museum and the soon to be opened County Senior Center.   City of Ocean City and Cape May County Government representatives will speak prior to the ribbon cutting. 

Tours of each entity within the Complex will be held immediately following the ceremony.  Light refreshments will be provided by The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library.

PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED IN COUNTY JAIL

cape may county sheriffCape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced the promotions of three correctional officers to supervisor and management positions. Officers Grady Faircloth III and Charles Magill, Jr. were promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Sergeant Robert Campbell, Jr. was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. All promotions replace officers that have retired from the department.

Lt. Campbell was hired as a Corrections Officer in December 1997 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in May of 2006 when he was assigned as squad supervisor at the Correctional Center.  Also, Lt. Campbell served as the correctional center coordinator for the Gang Intelligence Committee which assimilates information regarding gang members incarcerated in the facility.  He is a certified instructor at the Cape May County Police Academy and was recently assigned as the Inmate Affairs Officer.  Currently, Lt. Campbell serves as the facility’s Squad Commander.

Officer Grady W. Faircloth, III was hired in September 2002 as a Corrections Officer. He recently served as a primary processing officer within the facility while also functioning as his squad’s primary investigating officer for institutional charges. Presently, he serves as a member of the Gang Intelligence Committee and will be assigned as a squad supervisor.

Officer Charles W. Magill, Jr. was hired in July 2001 as a Corrections Officer.  He served as a primary processing officer within the facility.  He is a certified instructor at the Cape May County Police Academy and a certified Firearm’s Instructor.   During the past year, he served as the training coordinator for the correctional center and will be assigned as a squad supervisor as well.

Sheriff Schaffer said, “These three officers are extremely dedicated and talented. They will bring a whole new level of commitment and performance to the Sheriff’s Office Correctional Division and I look forward to their participation on our management team and the input and ideas I know they will bring to this organization.  I congratulate these officers and look forward to their active participation and leadership skills they bring to this organization.”

TOWNSEND INLET BRIDGE TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR TWO ADDITIONAL WEEKS

The Townsend Inlet Bridge is going to remain closed for two more weeks. Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster tells Coastal Broadcasting the bridge railing work is taking longer than expected. The railings are being replaced and for safety reasons, the bridge must remain completely closed. The bridge was supposed to be reopened by this weekend. Foster says the contractor is working as quickly as possible on the replacement.

GWTIDA: NUMBERS LOOKING GOOD FOR SUMMER

tram carThe results from the summer continue to look good. A member of the Greater Wildwood Tourism Development Improvement Authority said that June and July numbers were on par with expectations, but they are waiting on August results to come in. The executive director of GWTIDA, John Siciliano told Coastal Broadcasting that the middle of the week tourism was down, but weekends were up big.

NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL BEING BUILT IN CAMDEN

Rowan_sealThe work began on a new medical school in Camden on Wednesday. It is the first new medical school in the state in the past 30 years. The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is being built after many years of negotiations. The school plans to accept its first 50 students in 2012. Cooper University doctor’s will be the teachers at the schools that will be run by Rowan University.