Middle Township Gazette

UPDATED: Middle Township police charge two in weekend armed robbery

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 01:11 pm

Oscar DeJesus, 31, and Christopher Tracy, 58, both of North Cape May, were each charged with armed robbery, 1st degree, and conspiracy to commit robbery, 2nd degree, said Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards. Oscar DeJesus, 31, and Christopher Tracy, 58, both of North Cape May, were each charged with armed robbery, 1st degree, and conspiracy to commit robbery, 2nd degree, said Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards. RIO GRANDE – Two men have been charged in the Friday, Sept. 5 armed robbery of the Family Dollar in the Village Shoppes, and both have been lodged in the county jail on bails of $250,000 each, officials said Monday.

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Brett Fitzpatrick’s death ruled accidental drowning

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 10:05 am

AVALON – Authorities have determined that accidental drowning was the cause of death of Brett Fitzpatrick, whose body was found at the 23rd Street beach in Avalon on New Year’s Day.

The cause of the drowning is undetermined, said Ken Super, chief of county investigators at the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. However, a toxicology report “revealed a high level of alcohol in his system, which may have led to an accidental drowning,” he said.

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South Seaville Methodist church rises from the ashes

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 08, 2014 02:33 pm

Rev. Tom Perry selected Joshua 3:5 as his message to the congregation at South Seaville United Methodist Church’s first service at the new church: “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” Rev. Tom Perry selected Joshua 3:5 as his message to the congregation at South Seaville United Methodist Church’s first service at the new church: “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” First service is standing-room only for more than 200

SOUTH SEAVILLE – South Seaville United Methodist Church has risen from ashes, and this week, its pastor welcomed more than 200 people for the church’s first service within its new walls in more than three years.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Aug. 25-31

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 11:40 am

Middle Township Police Department, Cape May County, NJ Middle Township Police Department, Cape May County, NJ Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 25-31. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

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New address for Avalon water bills

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 06:46 am

AVALON – The borough has announced a new address for water bill payments:

Borough of Avalon, PO Box 826538, Philadelphia, 19182–6538

Residents are asked to update or notify third party bill paying services.

For more information, call 877-720-9272.

 

Stone Harbor to dedicate Freedom Park

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 06:28 am

STONE HARBOR – The public is invited to a dedication of Freedom Park at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the park between 96th Street and Seng Place, east of the Stone Harbor Firemen’s Memorial.

A ceremony is scheduled that includes prayers from local churches, a bagpiper performance, a gun salute, followed by a bugle rendition of taps.

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Armed man robs Family Dollar in Rio Grande

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 02:38 pm

RIO GRANDE – An armed robber stole an undetermined amount of cash from the Family Dollar Store in the Village Shoppes, Rio Grande, officials said, and police are reviewing surveillance video in attempt to identify the suspect.

Middle Township police said the thief brandished a firearm and threatened store employees, demanding money from the cash register at about 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5. After taking cash, the robber fled on foot and was last seen running in an easterly direction, police said.

[See related story: Middle Township police charge two in weekend armed robbery]

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Volunteers sought for project that aims to restore oyster reef

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Written by David Benson Saturday, September 06, 2014 07:30 am

Volunteers work to fill a barge with mesh bags covered in oyster spat. Volunteers work to fill a barge with mesh bags covered in oyster spat. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The American Littoral Society and Rutgers University are looking for volunteers to play a part in helping to restore an oyster reef in the Delaware Bay.

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Arrr, matey: Learn to talk like a pirate at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 06:33 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to celebrate the International Talk Like a Pirate Day, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House.

Library staff have planned a variety of pirate-themed activities for children.

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Township auditor Glen Ortman remembered by committee

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 06:27 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Glenn Ortman, Middle Township’s and Cape May Point’s lead auditor and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Cape May Court House, died Thursday, Aug. 28 at home surrounded by his family.

The lifelong Middle Township resident was 55.

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