Cape May Gazette

UPDATE: Two arrested for theft of dropped bag

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:30 pm

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CAPE MAY – Cape May Police arrested a man and a woman charging them with theft after they picked up a bag that fell from a bicycle surrey.
Nedyalka L. Pancheva, 46, and Angel P. Angelov, 43, both of Cape May, were arrested by the Cape May Police Department on Aug. 23 at 4:26 p.m. on charges related to a theft of property belonging to a New York woman.
According to Lt. Chuck Lear of the CMPD, a woman’s bag fell from a surrey as they were riding in Cape May. A passer-by alerted them to the incident, but did not pick up the bag. The individuals searched for the bag before notifying police.
Patrolman Anthony Genaro’s investigation recovered approximately $1,600 in stolen property and cash and resulted in criminal charges against Pancheva and Angelov for the theft.

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Cape May police seeking identify of lewdness suspect

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 08:46 pm

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CAPE MAY – The Cape May Police Department is investigating a report of lewdness that occurred on Aug. 14 at approximately 5:29 p.m. near the intersection of S. Lafayette St. and Windsor St. in Cape May.

Based on witness descriptions, a composite drawing was created to help identify the unknown, unidentified actor who fled the area after being observed by the victims.

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Three injured in accident aboard Cape May-Lewes ferry

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 01:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Three people were injured onboard the MV Delaware Friday as vehicles were disembarking at the North Cape May terminal, ferry officials said.

Around 9:40 a.m., a white 2012 Ford Explorer on the port side of the ferry vessel broadsided a silver Honda Civic on the starboard side. The impact pinned the Civic against the vessel’s starboard bulkhead, according to a release.

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Discover Cape May's celestial charms atop lighthouse

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 12:32 pm

CAPE MAY - Have you seen the light of the full moon from atop the Cape May Lighthouse? Have you ever heard an EVP (electronic voice phenomena) or seen an orb?

Explore Cape May's celestial side this summer and fall at the Cape May Lighthouse, the Emlen Physick Estate and the Cherry House during full moon events and ghost hunting events that celebrate mystery and wonder, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Add to the thrill of ghost exploration by choosing an evening under the light of the full moon, where the deepened shadows awaken the spirits and heighten the excitement.

As the sun sets and the full moon rises, Cape May's other side begins to stir. Experience Cape May's original haunted house, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., after dark like never before during a Ghost 101 Investigation. Ghost-One, a paranormal research team based in Pennsylvania, has done extensive investigations at the Physick Estate.

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Ocean City man arrested on drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:20 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police charged an Ocean City man with drug possession Wednesday after receiving a call of three suspicious subjects in the Villas.

Thomas J. Houston III, 31, was found to be in possession of various amounts of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) when he was stopped with two other people on the 100 block of Kentucky Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 20, police said. He was also charged with hindering apprehension because he gave false information to police regarding his identity.

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Police: Driver fled after damaging boats in early morning crash

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:39 pm

ERMA — Lower Township Police Department responded to a hit and run motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Seashore and Tabernacle Roads at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. 

Police say Ryan P. Freeling 19, of West New Jersey Avenue in Villas was driving his 2001 Ford Taurus south on Seashore Road when it left the roadway striking a traffic signal and proceeding through a chain link fence, surrounding Jersey Cape Marine, located at 656 Route 9 Erma.  Police do not know why the car left the road.

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West Cape May Tomato Festival Aug. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Mike Mattera of Nummy Town Farm and Nursery has quite the crowd of shoppers eyeing up his tomatoes and other produce during West Cape May’s Tomato Festival at Wilbraham Park Saturday.  The park was packed with people enjoying the perfect weather. Jen Marra photo / Mike Mattera of Nummy Town Farm and Nursery has quite the crowd of shoppers eyeing up his tomatoes and other produce during West Cape May’s Tomato Festival at Wilbraham Park Saturday. The park was packed with people enjoying the perfect weather.

WEST CAPE MAY - West Cape May celebrates the Jersey Tomato with the annual Tomato Festival on Aug. 30 (rain date Aug. 31). Join food, craft, antique dealers and local businesses in Wilbraham Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music all day as well as special tomato related events. Tomato T-shirts, tomato pottery, tomato stained glass, tomato soup, tomato salad and even fried green tomatoes. Also buy the freshest Jersey tomatoes to take home.

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Public questions referendum on school funding

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:42 am

CAPE MAY – Several members of the public questioned the city’s efforts to leave the Lower Cape May Regional School District, saying it would have a negative impact on local education.

One member of the public praised the city’s efforts, spearheaded by Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman.

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New fire chief rose through the ranks

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:27 pm

New CMFD Fire Chief Alex Coulter New CMFD Fire Chief Alex Coulter CAPE MAY – Cape May’s new Fire Chief Alex Coulter is such a native Cape Mayer, he remembers being sheltered in City Hall during Hurricane Gloria.

Coulter was sworn in as fire chief Aug. 5 to replace Jerry Inderwies Jr., who retired June 1.

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‘Artists With a Purpose’ event through Labor Day

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:26 pm

CAPE MAY – The “Artists With a Purpose” open mic event is being held at the Magic Brain Café, 31 Perry St., Cape May, every Wednesday, 7 to 10 p.m., through Sept. 4. Celebrate the arts with spoken word, music, and more.

From monologues and poetry to music and song, explore dramatic performance and an array of other at forms. All genres of artistic expression are welcome.

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