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Lower Township Police Department week arrest summary: May 26 - June 1

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 09, 2014 09:39 am

ltpd logo May 26:

Alicia C. Blackburne, 25, Filder Road, Woodbine, driving while under the influence. Matthew Mullarkey, 39, Spruce Ave., Villas, assault.

Shaun M. Bruce, 24, Maryland Ave., Villas, theft, contempt.

May 27:

Calvin J. Billingsly, 42, E. Atlantic Ave., Villas, possession of CDS, contempt.

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Queen Maysea LXXXII coronation July 30

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 09, 2014 09:26 am

CAPE MAY – The Queen of Cape May, Queen Maysea and her court will be honored at Cape May Convention Hall on Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. This will be the 82nd coronation of the Queen.

All girls 6 to 10 of age who are year-round residents of the Greater Cape May area (Cape May, Cape May Point, West Cape May and Lower Township) are welcome to enter. Girls 5 and younger can also submit an application to participate in the coronation as a flower girl. Preliminary interviews will be held on Tuesday, June 24 at Cape May Convention Hall. All girls interested should submit a recent photo no larger than 5”x 7” along with the application which can be found on www.discovercapemaynj.com .

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Menhaden wash up not linked to water quality

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Written by Christopher South Friday, June 06, 2014 03:55 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Hundreds of dead bait fish that washed up mainly on township beaches, were probably the result of a spill off a commercial fishing vessel, a NJDEP spokesman said. 

Larry Hajna of the NJDEP said a large number of dead menhaden began washing up at Sunset Beach and Higbee’s Beach Friday morning. He said the fish were also being seen on Cape May Point beaches but said the greatest concentration of fish was on township beaches.

“There were wash ups being reported in Cape May Point, but it was sporadic...a couple clusters of fish, some individual fish…” he said.

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Restoration gives new life to boat type that saved and smuggled

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Written by Christopher South Friday, June 06, 2014 03:11 pm

Paul Hurd and George Loos working on a Monomoy boat Paul Hurd and George Loos working on a Monomoy boat LOWER TOWNSHIP – Most people don’t know about the project going on right now in Lower Township. That is rather fitting, however, because the thing they are working on has something of a secretive history.

Paul Hurd, George Loos, Dan Laughlin and Ron Hearon are working on restoring a 26-foot Monomoy Pulling Boat. This type of boat was used both as a surf boat with the U.S. Life Saving Service and as a lifeboat on steamships.

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CG rescues boater spilled by another boat’s wake

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 12:15 pm

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard rescued a man from a jetty in Cape May on June 4 at about 3 p.m. after he was forced into the water by another boat’s wake.

Richard Perrotti was fishing near the jetties in his 21-foot boat when a large wake, caused by a passing boat, caused Perrotti's boat to tilt so heavily that Perrotti jumped into the water. After entering the water, Perrotti swam to a nearby jetty.

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Man climbs down off USCG water tower

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Written by Christopher South Friday, June 06, 2014 11:43 am

The USCG Training Center is shown beyond a CMPD police car on Pennsylvania Avenue. The USCG Training Center is shown beyond a CMPD police car on Pennsylvania Avenue. CAPE MAY — After nearly 14 hours, an active duty Coast Guard member climbed down from the 165-foot water tower at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center-Cape May (TRACEN).

TRACEN Public Information Officer Lt. Kate McHenry said the man climbed the tower just after noon on Thursday, June 5, and climbed down about 2 a.m. Friday.

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Maritime Museum Foundation has CAFRA permit in hand

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, June 05, 2014 03:07 pm

An undated photo of an 1876 style life saving station An undated photo of an 1876 style life saving station LOWER TOWNSHIP – Kevin Maloney, president of the Maritime Museum Foundation, said his organization has the CAFRA permit required to build a replica lifesaving station at a place once known as Steamboat Landing, near Sunset Beach.

The Maritime Museum Foundation was formed several years ago in an attempt to save Cape May’s Solarium from the wrecking ball. The solarium was eventually torn down to allow the construction of an expanded Convention Hall.

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Humpback whale spotted by Cape May-Lewes ferry passengers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 05, 2014 02:02 pm

CAPE MAY – Ferry passengers were treated to an unexpected show this week when a humpback whale was spotted during the trip from Lewes, Del. to Cape May.

The whale surfaced several times and was filmed by crew member Kyra Jarmon. Capt. Dave Macomber announced the sighting on the public address system and slowed the ferry down to allow passengers to see the mammal.

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UPDATED: Emergency at Coast Guard base

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 05, 2014 01:57 pm

An active duty member of the Coast Guard has climbed the water tower at the training center in Cape May.

Emergency crews are on the scene and traffic is being turned away. Only essentual personnel are being allowed on the base.

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Arrest warrants issued for two in jewelry theft

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, June 05, 2014 07:55 am

CAPE MAY – Law enforcement officials have announced a break in a theft case in which the alleged thieves made off with approximately $95,000 in rings from a local jeweler.

Prosecutor Robert Taylor of the Cape May County Prosecutors Office and Chief Robert Sheehan of the Cape May Police Department announced the issuance of two arrest warrants for the theft of jewelry from Artisans Alcove Estate Jewelers on May 8. The subjects are identified as Robert Weathers, 53, of Gwenn Oak, Md., and Robin Nelson, 50, of Baltimore, Md.

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