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Warrant arrest leads to drug paraphernalia charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 01:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police charged a Villas man last week on two outstanding warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said Michael Pearson, 20, was stopped on Bayshore Road and was found to have two outstanding warrants from Lower Township and Wildwood City courts, police said. A search found a used blue wax paper bag along with a hypodermic needle. The bag is believed to have been used to package heroin, police said.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Cape May Lighthouse continues to shine despite past troubles

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, January 16, 2014 01:00 am

 “And God said ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.”

The people who built the first lighthouse in colonial America may or may not have been inspired by that Biblical quotation, but the words have appropriately lived on in the story telling of the lighthouses of Cape May County, especially the one in Lower Township which is called the Cape May Lighthouse.

“Let there be light,” said someone of lesser authority than the originator in Boston in 1716, and soon there on the island of Little Brewster there was light for the ships at sea in the form of the first lighthouse in the new nation-to-be.

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Villas man charged with sexual assault on child

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:49 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A 66-year-old Villas man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child, according to police.

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Lower Township police announced that Robert Mollenkof was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal restraint and endangering the welfare of a child.   

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Lower man gets three years in child porn charges

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 10, 2014 04:23 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP–A Cape May County man was sentenced to a three-year prison sentence Friday, Jan. 10, for distributing images and videos of child pornography over the Internet, the state attorney general announced.

Aaron N. Debarardnis, 26, of Lower Township, was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel in Camden County. 

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Cold Spring church celebrating 300 years

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, January 09, 2014 03:09 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP—When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, it will mean more than the usual celebration from one year to another in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township.

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State tourism grant goes to Naval Air Station Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:14 am

 A B-24 at AirFest.  The Naval Air Station Wildwood museum had its most active schedule of events and highest attendance numbers in 2013. A state grant will help the museum let potential visitors know. 
 A B-24 at AirFest. The Naval Air Station Wildwood museum had its most active schedule of events and highest attendance numbers in 2013. A state grant will help the museum let potential visitors know.

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will receive funding in 2014 through a grant from the state Office of Travel and Tourism. The Aviation Museum will provide a 25 percent match for the grant with its own funds. NASW Aviation Museum’s 2014 marketing plan will work toward the state Division of Travel and Tourism’s goal of fostering economic growth by increasing tourism expenditures, encouraging long-term stays and promoting New Jersey’s arts, cultural, recreational and leisure opportunities.

The marketing plan “Explore the Shore!” will blend the museum’s general marketing strategies targeting Mid-Atlantic visitors while also welcoming travelers from Quebec.

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Skating by in Cape May

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, January 02, 2014 12:29 pm

Skating by in Cape May

Ryan Miller and Cristen Seymour of Cape May Court House skate with their daughter Isabel Miller, 5, Friday, Dec. 27 as Cape May Convention Hall starts the open skating schedule for 2014. Skate times are 4-6 p.m. on Friday, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. on Saturday and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. Skating admission is $5, non-skating is $2, skate rental is $2, and roller blade rental is $4.

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Family dispute over the holiday ends in burglary and assault charges

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 02:37 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A Villas man knocked on a relative’s door, pushed the homeowner out of the way and assaulted another family member over a disagreement they had earlier in the day, police said.

Lower Township police said Daniel A. Tomes, Jr., 28, went to the victim’s home and knocked on the front door around 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 27. He pushed the homeowner out of the way when the door opened and entered the home uninvited, police said.

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Car stop leads to drug charges in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 02:36 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police said a motor vehicle stop in the early morning of Dec. 29 led to drug charges against two North Cape May men.

Officer Jennifer Anzelone conducted a stop of a white Toyota sedan at 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 29 in the area of Breakwater and Fishing Creek roads, according to police. The car was stopped for a traffic violation.

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Two arrested after robbery attempt in North Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 02:36 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police said they arrested two men on Dec. 28, one who attempted to rob a 20-year-old woman and her boyfriend who fought the robber.

Alisha Stevenson of North Cape May was assaulted in the area of Townbank Road and Teal Avenue at 2:05 a.m. on Dec. 28, according to police. Stevenson said she was struck and thrown to the ground. Her attacker then tried to steal her purse, police said.

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