On-going Investigation

March 7, 2019

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – On January 19, 2019, at approximately 8:41 pm the Wildwood Police Department Patrol Division arrested Margarita Candelaria-Betancourt, 60 y/o, resident of Wildwood, New Jersey, for Possession of CDS Paraphernalia in the area of Cresse and New Jersey Avenues in Wildwood, New Jersey. Candelaria-Betancourt was arrested without incident and transported to the Wildwood Police Department. While being processed, Candelaria-Betancourt requested medical assistance. The Wildwood Fire Department responded to the Police Department to treat Candelaria-Betancourt. While being treated, Candelaria-Betancourt lost consciousness. Fire Department personnel rendered aid and transported Candelaria-Betancourt to Cape Regional Medical Center. Candelaria-Betancourt passed away on January 24, 2019 at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. The Cause and Manner of Death are currently listed as “Pending” by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The initial arrest was conducted by Patrolman Tristan Johns and Patrolman Christopher Galloway of the Wildwood Police Department Patrol Division. This is an active investigation being conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit.