Wildwood Police say they arrested a drug dealer on Sunday. Bryan Williams, of Cape May Court House was charged with possession of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute, and financial facilitation. Bail was set at $60,000. Police discovered heroin pre-packaged in individual light blue colored wax paper folds for street level sales/distribution. A total of 322 bags were seized in the arrest.
A suspect in a 2005 murder will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. Steven Wright was given the 50 year jail sentence for the murder of Carol Ann Bradford. Wright was convicted for murder, and weapons possession charges. The 61-year-old would have to serve 85 percent of the sentence before parole becomes an option.
A shore town in North Jersey has decided against bonding for $7 million to rebuild two boardwalk pavilions. Belmar voters went to the polls on Tuesday to knock down the idea. The original pavilions were destroyed from Hurricane Sandy and voters were not prepared for the price tag. The opposing group said they would be open to rebuilding the pavilions, but not for the steep cost.
A plan was unveiled by the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce for up to four casinos to be placed in the north. Many believe a referendum could hit the ballots next year asking residents to move casino gaming to other parts of the state. It currently is only allowed in Atlantic City. The chamber put out a vision plan that included a convention center, hotel, and additional parking, along with the possibility of up to four casinos.
Wildwood Police say the owner of the Gillmore Motel in the city knew about narcotics use in the building. The Wildwood Leader reports that 43 year old Robert Grimley of Palermo operated the Gillmore Motel with full knowledge that drug activity was occurring inside. Grimley was charged on August 14th with maintaining a nuisance. Police say this year there have been nearly 70 calls for service to the property, most of them being drug related.
An effort to call for the recall of Vineland Mayor Ruben Bermudez has failed for now. A deadline arrived late Tuesday afternoon for recall petitions to be submitted to the city clerk’s office, and they never arrived. Bermudez continues to decline any comment on the recall attempt. The recall needed nearly 9,500 signatures on a petition, and it never materialized.
Governor Chris Christie took his “No Pain, No Gain” summer tour of the Garden state to Long Branch on Tuesday and refused to call the casino shutdowns in Atlantic City a disaster. Christie says the city simply has to change into a full service resort town without a complete focus on casino gaming. Christie promises to work in order to get employment for many of the casino workers who will be soon out of work.
Two individuals in their 50s have been charged with stealing bicycles in Stone Harbor. Police say they arrested 52 year old Donna Daniels and 54 year old Marc Seidman on charges that they allegedly stole bikes in the community in late July on two separate occasions. Police have charged with both one count of receiving stolen property, and other offenses.
Lower Township Police are warning residents about a telephone fraud scheme that has been occurring in the community. Police say an individual with a foreign accent is calling residents claiming he is with the IRS; the caller demands money and threatens an arrest unless payment is made. Police are telling the public these schemes are all frauds and if you are contact, contact local police immediately.
The former head of the Cumberland County Republican Party has been formally indicted by a Cape May County Grand Jury on charges that he allegedly defrauded a patient at his nursing home facility. Bob Greco has been slapped with various charges after he allegedly took $149,000 from a patient after becoming power of attorney. Greco is the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center.