Wildwood Catholic has lost two players off their girl’s basketball team for the upcoming season. Brian Cunniff from the Wildwood Leader reports that Danielle Sanderlin and Naiyanna Saab will both be enrolling in different schools. Both will be going to Gloucester Catholic and will have to miss the first 30 days of the upcoming season due to transfer rules. Distance traveled was explained as the reason for the decision, noting that Sanderlin came from Williamstown and Saab from north Cumberland County.
New Jersey Devils fans and Philadelphia Flyers fans will get a glimpse of the future this winter as their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates Albany Devils and Lehigh Valley Phantoms square off for a two game series at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, November 28 and Sunday, December 14. The Albany Devils last took the ice at Boardwalk Hall’s Art Dorrington Ice Rink for a four-game series during the 2013-2014 season, with two games each against the Hershey Bears and Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins. The team also visited Boardwalk Hall in the 2010-2011 and the 2012-2013 seasons for regular season games.
A road had to close down as a result of a sinkhole in Hamilton Township. Police there say that 13th St will remain closed indefinitely due to a sinkhole. There will be no thru traffic allowed in that area. Residents on 13th St should utilize Park Rd to 13th St.
Middle Township Police are investigating a case of vandalism at Memorial Field. Officers discovered spray paint on the track and on the buildings. There is video surveillance of the incident, which is currently being analyzed. It appears a group of at least (8) juveniles or young adults are observed on the video. It appears the damage may exceed $2,000 which is a third degree crime. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 465-8700.
A Pennsylvania man was arrested for lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child for exposing himself. James Fadigan was arrested on Tuesday just prior to noon in the incident. Fadigan was said to have exposed himself to two juveniles in Wildwood Crest. Police there say they took him into custody without incident. He was placed in the Cape May County Jail on $20,000 bail.
A 2-year-old child was taken from a home in Wildwood Crest after a man took a dose of heroin that knocked him unconscious. Wildwood Crest Rescue helped the man get to Cape Regional Hospital and he is expected to recover. The child wasn’t harmed. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency took custody of the child. Frederick O’Brien was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Bail was set at $75,000.
A different woman has claimed to have had excessive force used on herself by Harrah’s Casino security. The Star-Ledger reports that the woman claimed the incident took place during an Aug. 2012 bachelorette party for the woman’s friend. There was a man who accused the security guards of the casino of using excessive force during a lawsuit made public a couple of weeks ago. A few members of the Atlantic City Police Department were named in the lawsuit as well.
Wildwood Police Police were called due to a BB gun being fired in the borough. An investigation found that Lawrence Mathis, was in possession of a paintball gun and actively shooting at pedestrians and moving vehicles. Mathis was placed in the Cape May County Jail on $75,000 for charges including weapon possession and aggravated assault.
A 15-year-old was sexually assaulted and Wildwood Police made an arrest. Christian Terinonoi was taken into custody for the incident. The alleged incident went down at 4211 Park Blvd. Police discovered physical evidence of the assault during a search, along with marijuana, mushrooms, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Five others were arrested on drug charges including Thomas Kiessling, Paul Koehler, Daniel Morelli, Nicholas Rutter, and Wade Wintersteen.
Zippy’s Bikes of Wildwood has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops for 2014 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. There are approximately 4,000 bike shops in the United States, and less than 300 were chosen to be named “America’s Best.” Zippy’s Bikes is in the elite group of four bike shops awarded this prestigious honor in the state of New Jersey. The shops were asked to fill out a detailed application describing what sets them apart from the average store. Mystery shoppers then evaluated the business in more detail by visiting the store, reviewing their website, and contacting the shop by phone to assess the performance from a consumer’s perspective.