Vineland Police are continuing their investigation today into a three vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon that sent three people to the hospital. Police say it happened late Wednesday afternoon on Hand Bridge Road when the driver of a 2011 Honda Civic lost control of the vehicle and re-entered the roadway, striking two other vehicles. Three people were taken to trauma centers with various injuries.
Summer break is interrupted for lawmakers in Trenton on Thursday. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has called lawmakers back to the statehouse on Thursday to discuss proposed legislation that would reform bail laws in the Garden State. The plan has bipartisan support, but not in the entire state. Lawmakers in the southern portion of New Jersey support it, but some northern New Jersey lawmakers oppose it. One provision would allow judges to deny bail for anyone who’s dangerous and a risk to flee.
Lower Township Police today confirmed that they responded to the threat of a suicide in a neighborhood in North Cape May on Wednesday. Police are telling us today that a 46 year old man threatened his own life in a house located in the 200 block of Roseann Avenue. The man was eventually coaxed out of his home and underwent a mental evaluation. Once inside, police found a .44 magnum handgun inside the man’s home. There were no injuries.
In a 420-5 vote, the House of Representatives voted to provide sweeping changes to the Veteran’s Affairs organization. The main thing locally would allow veterans to seek treatment from doctors and hospitals locally, rather than having to travel long distances to reach a VA Facility. Congressman Frank LoBiondo had been one of the louder proponents of the measure to help veterans in South Jersey.
Lower Township Police responded to quiet neighborhood in North Cape May Wednesday afternoon after a resident of a home said he was going to hurt himself. Police responded to a home at Deborah Lane and Roseanne Avenue Wednesday afternoon and eventually led the man away from his home shortly after 4pm. The man came outside of the house when he saw the number of police vehicles in the neighborhood.
73 year old Al Nelson of Pleasantville was killed during a motor vehicle accident in Hamilton Township on Wednesday morning. Township police say Nelson was killed when his vehicle crossed the center line of Route 322, went up an embankment, and struck several trees. Nelson was driving a delivery truck at the time of the accident; he was the only occupant of the vehicle.
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.