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.
The undead are back to haunt the boardwalk of Wildwoods. On September 27, Morey’s Piers will host The Zombie Mud Run, a post-apocalyptic 5K obstacle race along the beach and piers. During the race, “Humans” will wear a flag football belt with three flags, representing their vital organs, which “Zombies” will try to “eat” by capturing the flags. Whether you survive or get infected, everyone is invited to refuel at Wrecker’s Beach Grille located at Raging Waters Water Park located at the end of Mariner’s Pier.
A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase, including a selection of beers for those 21 years and over. To participate as a “Human” or “Zombie,” runners must be at least 13 years of age or older and pre-register at www.moreyspiers.com/zombierun. The price of registration ranges from $41.00 to $91.00 depending on the running category. Special student and military pricing is available.
Bridgeton Police on Monday arrested a second suspect connected with the Aug. 11th shooting death of 20-year-old Quantasia Bessix on North St. in the city. Raheem J. Jamison, 25, formerly of Spruce St., was taken in by authorities. Jamison is charged with one count of witness tampering and two counts of terroristic threats that occurred the day after the murder. He was placed in the Cumberland County Jail on $1 million jail.
It will be the lowest gas prices in the past four years for Labor Day weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the newest state average for gas prices is $3.23, which is 20 cents lower than a year ago. The price at the pump is expected to continue to drop over the next few weeks. Prices could drop below $3 a gallon in some places.
Hurricane Cristobal is staying off the coast but could poise a danger to those in the water. The National Weather Service says there is a potential danger for rip currents on Wednesday and Thursday as a result of the storm. By later in the day on Thursday the risk of rip currents should diminish creating a better environment for beach goers this weekend.
The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office was recognized by the National association of Government Communicators for its award winning campaign “Heroin: Are you talking to your kids yet?” The campaign uses statistics to show the rise in heroin overdoses among 18-24 olds in New Jersey implores parents to speak with their children about the dangers of heroin abuse.