Cape May Gazette

Coast Guard hosts its final Sunset Parade of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:11 am

CAPE MAY – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its final Sunset Parade of 2014, which will honor the City of Cape May, Cape May County and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the Parade Field at sunset. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 5:55 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating.

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Suspicious persons call leads to CDS arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

VILLAS – A report of suspicious persons led to the arrest of one on an outstanding warrant and possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. 

On Aug. 20, the Lower Township Police department received a report of three suspicious subjects in the 100 block of Kentucky Avenue in the township’s Villas section.

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Four arrested on CDS charges in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of four individuals for possession and distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substances on Aug. 22. 

These arrests are the result of a crime suppression operation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and members of the Lower Police Department. This operation was in efforts to target high crime areas and apprehend subjects distributing narcotics. Arrested during this operation were:

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Woman arrested for shoplifting in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:34 pm

Shoplifting suspect Shoplifting suspect CAPE MAY – Cape May Police arrested a woman on charges of shoplifting from several stores in Cape May.

Samantha E. Freeman, 25, of Wildwood Crest, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department on Aug. 23 at 1:59 p.m. on a charge related to multiple shoplifting investigations.

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UPDATE: Two arrested for theft of dropped bag

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

Cape May theft suspects Cape May theft suspects

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

Composite sketch of suspect Composite sketch of suspect

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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