Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutor’s office says
Disposing of prescription drugs seen as key for parents
LOWER TOWNSHIP – Cape Assist held a “Parents in the Know” workshop at Lower Cape May Regional High School last week, instructing residents on how they can keep their children and other loved ones away from prescription drugs and heroin.
Egg Harbor Township news
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – In what is described as an uncommon move among municipalities in New Jersey, Egg Harbor Township took a step toward giving the lion’s share of revenue from affordable housing projects to the Egg Harbor Township School District to help offset the impact of new students such development could generate.
This verbal offer from Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough was confirmed in his Dec. 23 letter to Superintendent Scott McCartney that was accepted by the Board of Education Tuesday, Jan. 14. McCullough said the Township Committee will take an official vote on it once the payments begin to materialize.
New Jersey State Police officers stationed at the Atlantic City Expressway Station arrested Angelo Otchy, 39, of Toms River, on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and charged him with impersonating a police officer on the Atlantic City Expressway in Pleasantville on Jan.13.
Portia Cole / Jacyn Pisieczko, at right, gives a speech after accepting his trip to Walt Disney World.
OCEAN CITY — The Sunshine Foundation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ferguson-Foglio Post 6650 of Ocean City made one child’s dream come true on Friday, Jan. 16.
Fourteen-year-old Jacyn Pisieczko, of Lower Township, who was diagnosed with severe autism, was presented with an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World by the members of the VFW Friday evening as his family and friends surrounded him.
American Legion Post No. 28 members Dino Martin, right, and Archie Rinaldo prepare to deliver food and money to the Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch./Submitted
ABSECON _ American Legion Post 28 members donated money and food recently to the took up a member’s collection drive for donations to the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, Southern Branch.
The alleged robber then ran to a vehicle, which sped from the area. The vehicle, which is depicted in the photos, is charcoal grey in color but it is the make or model is not known at this time.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person wanted in connection with a purse snatching Thursday, Jan. 15 in the parking lot of the ShopRite in English Creek Shopping Center.
According to police, someone about 5 feet 8 inches tall of slender build and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt came up behind a female victim at 7:14 p.m. in the parking lot, grabbed her shoulder bag and ran. The victim was spun around and fell to the ground, and suffered minor injuries.
Paul and Sandi D’Amato of Linwood receive an award from Isabelle Mosca of Ventnor, executive director of FACES 4 Autism.
LINWOOD – Paul and Sandi D’Amato recently received an award from Isabelle Mosca of FACES 4 Autism for their years of support of the organization.
Mosca said Sandi D’Amato has championed the cause since FACES began in 2002, as a financial contributor and by helping to raise awareness.
Mosca’s husband, Ken, was the city administrator in Linwood when their son, Kyle, was diagnosed with autism 12 years ago. Rather than put their heads in the sand and say “Why us,” the couple began connecting with other families whose children had been recently diagnosed to learn more and to share their knowledge, D’Amato said.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two teenage boys from Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, theft, drug charges and other related offenses for their involvement in a dispute on Monday, Jan. 19 during which one of the suspects showed a handgun.
According to police, two Egg Harbor Township males, ages 17 and 16, were taken into custody Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Middle Township police will test two types of body cameras in the coming weeks.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – While a pilot program testing body cameras on local police is just over a week old, the township’s chief of police said he’s seen good results.
Nowadays, cameras seem to be everywhere: In phones, at stoplights. Across the country, security cameras scan businesses inside and out.
Courtesy Township of Hamilton Police Department / Surveillance photos show the female suspect standing next to the suspect vehicle and the male suspect exiting the store.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s help finding a couple in their 20s accused of stealing $700 worth of clothing from Macy’s at the Hamilton Mall Saturday night, Jan. 17, and injuring two store employees as they escaped.
The Township of Hamilton Police Department, who responded at 8:57 p.m. for a report of a shoplifting and robbery, said the female was waiting behind the wheel of a black, four-door, midsize sedan as the male suspect exited with the stolen items.
EGG HARBOR CITY – A flier claiming to be from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was widely distributed throughout Egg Harbor City Monday, Jan. 19, the morning of the national holiday celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mayor Lisa Jiampetti said she awoke that morning to find a plastic bag on her lawn with the flier inside. The bag was filled with rice to keep it from blowing away. Jiampetti said that bags could be seen on her neighbors’ lawns, as well as on other streets in the city.
LOWER TOWNSHIP – Officials said an autopsy of the Cold Springs man who was shot and killed while allegedly breaking into a home Sunday has determined he died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana said in a press release Monday, Jan. 19 that the state Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the autopsy of James Weaver, Jr., 21, and that a final report is pending toxicology results.