Cape May Gazette

LTPD makes arrest for motor vehicle theft

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 04:46 pm

COLD SPRING – Police arrested a Newark man and charged him with stealing a vehicle from Seashore Road. 

On Aug. 14, at 7:35 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to Seashore Road in the Cold Spring section of the township in investigate the report of a stolen motor vehicle. Upon Arrival, Officers learned that a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was taken from the property by an unknown subject and was last seen traveling north on Seashore Road. At approximately midnight, that evening, Special Officer James Collins observed the vehicle traveling on Pacific Avenue in the Diamond Beach section of the township and immediately attempted a motor vehicle stop.

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Newark man faces charges after truck theft

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 03:57 pm

A midnight traffic stop in the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township led to the recovery of a stolen truck.

Lower Township Police responded to Seashore Road in the Cold Spring section of the township in investigate the report of a stolen motor vehicle at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was taken from the property and was last seen traveling north on Seashore Road.

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Kris Kristofferson in Cape May for son’s Coast Guard graduation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 01:52 pm

Singer, actor and songwriter Kris Kristofferson hands Jesse Kristofferson, his son, a certificate during the graduation ceremony of Alpha-190 at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Aug. 15. Kristofferson's son was one of 78 graduates to enter the Coast Guard enlisted workforce where they will be stationed all over the country performing duties ranging from maritime law enforcement to search and rescue. Jesse Kristofferson will be stationed at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., for Operation Specialist training. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) Singer, actor and songwriter Kris Kristofferson hands Jesse Kristofferson, his son, a certificate during the graduation ceremony of Alpha-190 at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Aug. 15. Kristofferson's son was one of 78 graduates to enter the Coast Guard enlisted workforce where they will be stationed all over the country performing duties ranging from maritime law enforcement to search and rescue. Jesse Kristofferson will be stationed at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif., for Operation Specialist training. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) Singer, actor and songwriter Kris Kristofferson hands Jesse Kristofferson, his son, a certificate during the graduation ceremony of Alpha-190 at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Friday, Aug. 15. Kristofferson's son was one of 78 graduates to enter the Coast Guard enlisted workforce where they will be stationed all over the country performing duties ranging from maritime law enforcement to search and rescue. Jesse Kristofferson will be stationed at Coast Guard Training CenterPetaluma, Calif., for Operation Specialist training. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

 

LTPD Weekly Adult Arrest Summary Aug. 4 to Aug. 10

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Written by Christopher South Friday, August 15, 2014 12:50 pm

ltpd Aug. 4:

Gerald J. Shillingford, 47, Ibis Place, North Cape May, contempt of court by violating Domestic Rights Act. 

Aug. 7:

Casey A. VanGorden, 22, E. Jacksonville Ave., Villas, simple assault.

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Lt. Gov visits Training Center-Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, August 14, 2014 02:52 pm

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on a visit to USCG Training Center-Cape May Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on a visit to USCG Training Center-Cape May CAPE MAY – New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visited the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center-Cape May, Aug. 7, as part of a statewide initiative to highlight the importance of U.S. military bases located in the state.

Guadagno and Captain Todd Prestidge, Training Center commander, led a group of nearly two dozen people, including local elected officials and members of the governor’s task force visiting the military bases.

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Failure to dredge thwarts pirate ship’s visit to Schellenger’s Landing

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 01:06 pm

CAPE MAY - South Jersey Marina must announced it is greatly disappointed the Spanish Foundation which owns and operates the 18th century replica pirate ship, Galeon Andalucia has canceled its much anticipated Sept. 3 port of call at Schellenger’s Landing. The reason given for this decision was succinct: inadequate water depth due to insufficient dredging. 

The replica ship Galeon Andalucia has been seen in Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” and John Malkovich’s “Crossbones” and had been scheduled to make Cape May a port of call. Cape May would have been the vessel’s next stop after Ocean City, Md. Other stops include Baltimore and Annapolis during the ships voyage to St. Augustine, Fla.

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Cervical spine injuries happen, but rate not up

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, August 13, 2014 02:39 pm

Bathers at the Cove Beach Bathers at the Cove Beach CAPE MAY – Officials in charge of rescue operations in Cape May say there have been a number of potential cervical spine injuries on Cape May beaches this summer, but the number is not up significantly.

Lt. Terry Randolph of the Cape May Beach Patrol said there were about 10 surf-related injuries during the period of Aug. 5 through Aug. 10. He said seven of those injuries were recorded on Tuesday, Aug. 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 6, when Hurricane Bertha was making its way past New Jersey.

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LT Council approved charging no construction fees for disabled veterans

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 02:26 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Lower Township Council approved an ordinance, Aug. 4, to exempt disabled veterans or their caretakers from construction permit fees for work related to improving accessibility inside and outside their homes.

Councilmember Tom Conrad, who proposed the ordinance, said disabled veterans gave enough and should not have to bear the costs of construction fees for improvements to their homes that aid their accessibility. 

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Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous arrives at its new homeport

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:51 pm

USCG Cutter Vigorous at new port USCG Cutter Vigorous at new port PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous marked its official arrival at its new homeport at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Aug. 8.

Vigorous is the first of two Medium Endurance Cutters from Cape May, New Jersey to be relocated to Little Creek. The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is scheduled to arrive in 2015.

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Car crashes through WCM storefront

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 01:28 pm

A 2014 Toyota RAV 4 crashed into a WCM storefront, Aug. 9 A 2014 Toyota RAV 4 crashed into a WCM storefront, Aug. 9

WEST CAPE MAY - The Cape May Police Department is investigating a one-car accident in which a vehicle crashed through the front of a vacant office in West Cape May.

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