Two people were injured during a three vehicle crash on Route 47 in Dennis Township. State Police say the accident occurred early Tuesday afternoon when a car brushed an SUV and then hit another SUV head on. The driver of the car was airlifted to a hospital, while the driver of one of the other vehicles was taken to a local hospital. Police say charges are pending.
Upper Township Mayor Richard Palombo says he continues to search for solutions to a major beach erosion problem in Strathmere’s north end. Palombo tells the Upper Township Gazette that despite a huge beach fill project that’s forthcoming, the north end of Strathmere needs help following a brush with Hurricane Arthur earlier this month. The Township has already declared an emergency in the event it has to act quickly to get sand before another coastal storm.
Two Middle Township women have been arrested in the city of Wildwood for distributing heroin. Wildwood Police announced the arrests of 36 year olds Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, who both live in Rio Grande. Police say they searched their vehicle and found 300 bags of heroin that were packaged for sale with a street value of about $3,000. Bail for both was set at $90,000 apiece.
Stone Harbor Police broke up a huge party filled with underage drinkers on Saturday night. Police went to a party in the 9700 block of Third Avenue and made multiple arrests for underage drinking. Many of the those arrested were 17 or 18 years old, and were from different towns in eastern Pennsylvania. Two of those arrested tried to flee the scene of the party, one tried to get on board a passing Jitney.
Arrests have been made in connection with an elaborate plan to steal $100,000 worth of diamond rings from a Cape May jeweler. Artisans Alcove owner William Scott announced that arrests have been made in connection with the May robbery of his store. Three people were arrested in Baltimore County, Maryland and charged with committing a string of robberies at jewelry stores. Three suspects are in custody, a fourth remains at large.
The New Jersey Highway Authority has awarded a $41 million contract to widen the Garden State Parkway just north of Atlantic City. The Parkway will be widened to a third lane between Atlantic City and milepost 41. The work is expected to begin shortly after Labor Day weekend and wrap up sometime in 2017.
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian thinks there is an interested buyer for the Showboat Casino. Guardian told reporters on Tuesday that he and management from Caesars, the owner of the Showboat, met with an interested party. Guardian says the group that wants to buy Showboat is very interested in buying the casino, which is scheduled to close at the end of next month.
Wildwood Police arrested two with 300 bags of heroin in their possession. Both Elizabeth Singh, of Rio Grande, and Heather Fowler, also of Rio Grande, The narcotics were discovered during a vehicle stop. Both had bail set for $90,000 and were placed in the Cape May County Jail. The arrest took place Monday night around 8:30 pm.
Beach fees are back on the table in Wildwood. Mayor Ernie Troiano told the Wildwood Leader that he expects discussions to continue on the issue, but didn’t give a specific date when it could come up at a meeting. Wildwood considered beach fees last year but back off the issue prior to the summer. Previously, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest were not interested in joining in with charging beach fees.
A bank deposit was stolen in Vineland. The strong arm robbery was reported at approximately 2:10pm Tuesday in the community at the Susquehanna Bank. The male struggled with the female and stole the bank deposit which she was carrying in her hands. If you have information pertaining to this investigation, please call Crime Stoppers at 856-691-0345. Vineland Police are looking into the incident.