A man was beaten to the point he was on the floor bleeding. Lower Township Police responded on June 26 and the investigation led to the arrest of Alfred Mason 19 years of age of the Green Creek area in Middle Township. The investigation revealed both the victim and the actor was at a party in the Lower Township area and they engaged in a fight which the actor severely beat the victim about the face causing sever injury to the actors jaw, nose and orbital bone. Mason was charged with aggravated assault and placed in the Cape May County Jail.
Cape Human Resources is closing its Woodbine office. Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky announced the closing of the office at the corner of Longfellow and Monroe. For assistance on home energy and weatherization programs, please contact their main office at 100 E. Main Street, Whitesboro, NJ 08252 (609-465-4531).
“Atlantic Human Resources continues to operate its Head Start and Early Head Start programs from the social services building at 406 Monroe Street,” added Mayor Pikolycky.
An indictment was handed down to a Woodbine woman videotaped herself performing a sexual act on an infant. Stephanie Bennett, 24, of Woodbine, was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, including four second-degree counts and one fourth-degree count. It is alleged that she made a video using her cell phone of herself performing oral sex on an infant boy. Two men, one from Camden County and another from Cumberland County indicted as well for being in possession of the tape. Gary T. Cramer, 26, of Bridgeton, and Rachael L. Baker, 20, of Winslow Township, were indicted on various charges, including child pornography.
Lower Township Deputy Mayor Kevin Lare is said to be fine, after the boat he was aboard caught fire. Manager Mike Voll told Coastal Broadcasting on Wednesday morning about the incident that took place the night before. Details were limited at this time, but Lare was aboard a boat with reportedly five other people. All were safely able to swim to shore. Coastal Broadcasting will update the story as more details become available.
The Press of Atlantic City reports that a man’s body was found Tuesday morning off the coast of Barnegat light. Authorities are working to identify the body, believed to be that of 25 year-old Nicholas Holmes of Lacey Township. Holmes fell off a 23-foot orange speed boat in Barnegat Bay on Saturday evening and went missing. Holmes was an active duty Coast Guardsman at the Egg Harbor Township air station.
The Cape May County Bridge Commission explained on Tuesday how a lack of federal funding is keeping a major project from happening. A report was presented to the Cape May County Freeholders and one of the issues discussed was the Middle Thorofare project. Most of the area’s federal funds are tied into the Route 52 Causeway project, which is keeping some other projects from getting off the ground. All bridge commission bridges collect a $1.50 toll for one director of traffic. Despite many cuts in personnel, salary costs remain nearly the same as a decade ago.
An early morning accident killed two in Vineland. Police there say it was a one-vehicle accident that took place just after 2 a.m. An investigation is on-going into the crash, but alcohol and high-speed driving is said to be among the investigated areas. The two men were 20 and 18-years-old. The next of kin had not yet been identified.
Tolls are going up on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The increase will take place on Friday. Officials say the bottom level price for cars will go from $3 per crossing to $4. Increases will take place with all toll schedules, including commercial vehicles. It is anticipated that the change will bring in an additional $22 million in revenue for the bi-state agency. A majority of the toll increase is being used to fund capital projects.
Cape May County is planning to improve the roadway on New Jersey Ave. in Wildwood. The project will begin after the summer and will include the area between Cresse Ave. and Youngs Ave. Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster told Coastal Broadcasting he is hoping to get authorization on the work in Sept. or Oct. and go to bid immediately because of the scope of the work. The county fixed up portions of New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood this year.
A pair of women were caught shoplifting and putting some of those items inside of their pants. The News of Cumberland County reports that Shakera Brown and Jakeema Blake were charged on Saturday in the incident that took place at the Millville Walmart. A camera was inside one of the woman’s pants. Police are continuing an investigation to see if video games that the women had were legally purchased from a Target store as was stated to police, or if they were stolen.