Stone Harbor Police made an arrest following a fight between two teenagers over another teenage girl. Police say 19 year old Ervin Collazo Jr. of Langhorne, PA fled from the cops after they responded to a fight on a balcony at a house on 84th Street on Tuesday. Collazo ran from the cops and was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct upon his arrest. Police report no injuries that required medical treatment.
There’s a big snake..a very big snake..on the loose in the Villas section of Lower Township. Animal control officers in the community have received complaints of a big python or boa constrictor snake that’s on the loose in the community. The snake was first spotted about a week ago, and animal control believes it either escaped its cage, or was released by its owner. Lower Township residents are asked to contact police immediately if they come in contact with the snake.
The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says he will look into problems arising from flood insurance following Hurricane Sandy. Craig Fugate told Senators in Washington that he will look into issues first raised by United States Senator Robert Menendez. Menendez says too many New Jersey homeowners are waiting far too long to get claims paid on their damages incurred during Sandy nearly two years ago.
An extensive investigation has led to the arrest for five for stealing $150,000. Over the past several days, at various locations, investigators arrested Dwayne Morgan, 20, of Pleasantville, Izyiah Plummer, 19, of Atlantic City, Monique Kelly, 19, of Pleasantville, Aaron Evans, 23, of Pleasantville, and Lance Rogers, 20, of Atlantic City. The investigation was headed by the New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau. Each of the individuals arrested have charges ranging from Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Weapons Offenses, and Receiving Stolen Property.
A bomb threat was reported in Wildwood at the 7-11 next to the Island Bowl. No injuries were reported. Authorities were called to the scene prior to 2 p.m., according to the Wildwood Leader. According to the report, the threat was made on the phone to the store itself. Other details at this time are limited.
Lower Township Police were called to the scene of 200 block of Roseann Avenue, after police were tipped off that the person inside could hurt themselves. The Prosecutor’s Office assisted Thursday afternoon. A person was scene being taken from the home after some time had passed and the scene was cleared before 5 p.m. An official release on the situation is expected forthcoming by police.
Two were busted for marijuana possession in Lower Township. Police there say that 19 year old Nicholas Mazzotta, of 400 block of Cherry Tree Lane Green Creek NJ, and 19 year old Jocelyn Shillingford, from the first block of Ibis Place. Both Mazzotta and Shillingford were arrested on scene and transported to the Lower Township Police Department where they were each processed and released on a summons charging them with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hamilton Township Police say a 73-old-man died following a traffic accident. Investigation revealed a 1998 Volvo tractor truck owned by Palmisano Delivery Service Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, was traveling westbound on Route 322. The truck crossed over the eastbound lanes and traveled up an embankment on the shoulder of the road. The truck then struck several trees and overturned on the eastbound shoulder. The driver and sole occupant was identified as Al Nelson, age 73, of Pleasantville. Nelson was deceased upon the first responders’ arrival on scene.
The other job of Gov. Chris Christie will be keeping him busy in August. Travel will be taking place for Christie to Maine, Mississippi, and Alabama. This is apart of his responsibilities as the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The organization has raised $60 million since November when Christie took over the job.
Gov. Chris Christie spoke to the media on Wednesday about the need for bail reform in New Jersey. One of the measures that will be heard is refusing bail to violent offenders. Christie is also pushing a plan to allow risk assessment to low earners who are put in jail and can’t afford bail.