Cape May Gazette

Police reel in two for stealing $13,000 in fishing equipment

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – New Jersey State Police have arrested and charged two men with burglary and theft of fishing equipment from multiple vessels in Cape May County.

On Aug. 14, Atlantic City Station troopers responded to Harbor Marina in Lower Township to investigate a vessel burglary and theft of fishing equipment. Detectives were able to identify Raymond Mathews-Baylock, 18, of Cape May Court House, and Brett DeLaney, 39, of North Wildwood, as suspects for multiple burglaries and vessel thefts at Harbor Marina, Canyon Club Marina, and a residence in Stone Harbor, according to a release.

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Police investigating robbery at bus stop in Villas

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:33 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police are investigating a report of a man being robbed of his possessions at a bus stop on Bayshore Road in Villas.

Patrol Officer Jennifer Anzelone and Patrolman Jordan Saini responded to the nearby CVS around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and spoke with the victim, a 40-year-old man. The victim said he was standing at the bus stop on the corner of Locust Avenue and Bayshore Road when he was approached by two young black men riding scooters, according to police. The men approached the victim and demanded he surrender his money, police said.

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Man arrested after fleeing car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:32 am

NORTH CAPE MAY – Lower Township police say they have charged a man with Driving While Intoxicated after he fled the scene of an accident and then told police he was trying to catch the driver.

Warren R. Gerhard, 59, of North Cape May, was identified by witnesses as the driver of a car involved in an accident last Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the McDonalds in North Cape May, according to police. When officers arrived on the scene, they were told a man had fled on foot, police said.

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Patti Sands named MAC Volunteer of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:59 am

Patti Sands Patti Sands CAPE MAY – The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities has named Patti Sands of Wildwood as its Volunteer of the Month for February.

Sands was nominated for the award by Barbara Hubmaster, volunteer coordinator, for the work Sands does for MAC throughout the year. According to a press release, Sand helps out by volunteering at Cape May’s Designer Show House, and helps during the Family Fun Days at the Lighthouse with children’s crafts activities. 

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Jazz concert set at First Presbyterian Church

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The public is invited to a jazz concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., presented by Cape May Jazz Vespers.

The concert will feature Tim Lekan, bass, along with Jim Ridl, piano, Bob Shomo, drums, and guitarist Bob DeVos.

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Lower Township reappoints MUA board member

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Written by Christopher South Monday, February 09, 2015 12:07 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council voted 4-1 Monday to reappoint Steve Sheftz to the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority Board of Directors.

Prior to the vote, township resident Kathleen Dinan referred to discussion at a prior meeting, in which Deputy Mayor Norris Clark asked what kind of background checks are made before certain appointments.

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East Lynne plans Stages Festival performances

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 12:06 pm

CAPE MAY – Just because East Lynne Theater Company isn't producing shows every week, it doesn't mean the company is idle.

During the winter, there are touring shows on the road, and in Cape May the company offers Murder Mystery Weekends, lectures and workshops, and events in March sponsored by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's (NJTA) Stages Festival.

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Ferry names new captain

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 12:02 pm

Port Captain Stan Hansen (left) congratulates David Macomber, Sr. on his promotion to captain. Macomber, who resides in North Cape May with his wife Jennifer, is a 22-year veteran at the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.
Port Captain Stan Hansen (left) congratulates David Macomber, Sr. on his promotion to captain. Macomber, who resides in North Cape May with his wife Jennifer, is a 22-year veteran at the Cape May–Lewes Ferry. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Cape May–Lewes Ferry officials have announced that David B. Macomber, Sr. of North Cape May, was recently promoted to the rank of captain.

Prior to joining the Cape May–Lewes Ferry, Macomber worked in the area’s commercial fishing industry for nearly 14 years. During that time, he served as a captain on multiple fishing vessels.

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Township council honors Spotlight Volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 11:29 am

Mark Dougherty, Martina Singleton, Douglass Letterman, Steve Morey, Mahogany Crystal Kelly, Brittany Miller, Jason Wolf, Leslie Flick, Margaret Haught, and Lynn Jefferis were recognized for their volunteer efforts at a recent Lower Township Council meeting. Lower Cape May Regional National Honor Society president Will Flosdorf (right) presented the honorees as before Township Council.


Mark Dougherty, Martina Singleton, Douglass Letterman, Steve Morey, Mahogany Crystal Kelly, Brittany Miller, Jason Wolf, Leslie Flick, Margaret Haught, and Lynn Jefferis were recognized for their volunteer efforts at a recent Lower Township Council meeting. Lower Cape May Regional National Honor Society president Will Flosdorf (right) presented the honorees as before Township Council.

LOWER TOWNSHIP – At a recent council meeting, the spotlight was on the community’s volunteers and their efforts.

David Pacevich, a teacher at Lower Cape May Regional High School, and Lower Cape May Regional National Honor Society president Will Flosdorf presented 10 honorees as Spotlight Community Volunteers before council.

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Relay for Life kickoff is a first for Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 07, 2015 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A kickoff event for Lower Township’s first Relay for Life, planned for May 30-31, was held Wednesday at the Millman Center on Bayshore Road.

The American Cancer Society sponsors Relay For Life events across the country. It raises money for the ACS by bringing cancer survivors and their families together for an all-night event.

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