Two adults were busted in North Cape May early Sunday morning on drug charges following a motor vehicle stop. Police stopped a vehicle in the area of Breakwater and Fishing Creek roads and found the driver and passenger were in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Charged were the driver, 21 year old Thomas F. Conley and the passenger, 19 year old Shawn Wilson, who both live in North Cape May. Both were processed and releases on a summons complaint.
A family disturbance in Lower Township has resulted in a local man being charged with burglary, simple assault, and other offenses. Police say 28 year old Daniel A. Tomes Jr. of the Villas forced his way into a home located on Nevada Avenue and had a confrontation with a family member. Police say Tomes was uninvited and assaulted a member of his family. He was taken to the county jail on $50,000 cash bail.
A 29 year old man from the Villas has been jailed for assaulting a woman and her boyfriend after he attempted to steal the woman’s purse in North Cape May. Police say it happened early Saturday morning in the area of Townbank Raod and Teal Avenue. Police investigated and arrested David Thomas of East Hudson Avenue in the Villas who was charged with robbery, assault, and other offenses. A male subject also involved in the fight, 22 year old Jake Gould of North Cape May, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.
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The veteran’s outreach van is coming to Wildwood. The van will be coming to the Wildwood American Legion Post 184 on Jan. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The staff on the van will be providing open enrollment for VA medical services through Wilmington VA Hospital which includes the Cape May VA Clinic. To enroll veterans should have with them their service papers/DD Form 214 and medical insurance cards, such as Medicare or supplemental medical insurance. If you are planning to attend, please be sure to bring your service papers/DD Form 214, medical insurance cards and proof of Cape May County residency.
Two people were killed this morning during a fire in a camper in Estell Manor. Authorities say the fire started shortly before 7am at a camper near Cape May and Tenth Avenues. The camper was parked behind a home and when authorities put out the fire, they found the bodies of a man and a woman inside. No identifications have been released, no cause of the fire has been determined.
A bill was signed into law to provide people more time to sign up for school board elections. The law changes the deadline for school board candidates to file petitions to the last Monday in July. Previously, candidates had to file by 4 pm on the day of the primary, held in June. The bill sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan was signed by Gov. Chris Christie. The law goes into effect Jan. 1.
The weather will turn cold and messy at the Jersey Cape in a couple of days. The National Weather Service has posted a 70 percent chance of snow for our region on Thursday evening as cold air moves in and a storm begins to wind down. There’s also a chance for some coastal flooding concerns along the barrier islands during this late week system. There will be another chance of snow and rain Sunday night into Monday morning.
New Year’s Day is not a day off for politicians in two local towns. Both West Cape May and Cape May will reorganize their governments on Wednesday. In West Cape May, Pam Kaithern, Peter Burke, and Carole Sabo will all take their respective oaths of office at Noon. Cape May’s city government also reorganizes at Noon on Wednesday.
A 52 year old man from Galloway Township was struck and killed while riding his motorized scooter on Monday. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Joseph Strike Jr. was heading east on Moss Mill Road near the intersection of Quail Hill Boulevard when his scooter was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 24 year old Michael Ryan of Galloway. Police are investigating.