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Guilty Plea Announced In Drug Induced Death Case

May 17, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announces a guilty plea in Superior Court today by Daniel Osmundsen to 1st Degree Strict Liability for Drug Induced Death.

Osmundsen, a 26 year old resident of Country Acres Drive in Middle Township, was charged on October 25, 2017 with (1) count of 1st Degree Strict Liability for Drug Induced Death, (2) counts of 3rd Degree Possession with intent to Distribute CDS, and (2) counts of 3rd Degree Possession of CDS. Continue reading

Jury Conviction in Aggravated Assault Case

May 7, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced on Wednesday May 2, 2018 a Cape May County Jury convicted Ronray Harris, a 40 year old male from Wildwood, of Aggravated Assault (second degree) and Theft from a Person (third degree).

On February 23, 2017, Harris stabbed another individual and committed a theft at the Wildwood Bus Terminal. Continue reading

2 Arrested in Lower Township for Narcotics

April 23, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of Michael Hamilton (age 43) and Judith Hamilton (age 63) of the Villas section of Lower Township, N.J. for the distribution of Heroin on April 20, 2018.

This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Lower Township Police Department Detective Division.

Both Michael and Judith Hamilton were arrested on April 20, 2018, during the execution of a Court authorized search warrant at their residence on Tampa Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township, N.J. Continue reading

Man Charged with 4 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault

April 19, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief William Mastriana of the Lower Township Police Department announce the arrest of 31-year old Kevin Craner-Morey, a resident of the Villas section of Lower Township, New Jersey.

On April 18, 2018, Craner-Morey was charged with four (4) counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree, two (2) counts of Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree, and one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree. * Continue reading

Arrest for Possession of Narcotics

April 17, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Cape May City Police Chief Anthony Marino announce the arrest of Michael Pasquarello, age 44, of Cape May Point, New Jersey, for Possession of MDMA “Ecstasy”. MDMA, (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), also known as Molly, is a synthetic psychoactive drug. Continue reading

Arrest for Theft by Deception

April 17, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffery H. Sutherland announces the arrest of W.K. “Kip” Johnson, a 55 year old male, from the Erma section of Lower Township, culminating a three month long theft investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit.

During the course of this investigation, it was determined that Johnson, of American Heritage Construction, located in Erma, New Jersey, manipulated documents prepared by a modular home manufacturer which defrauded the victim out of approximately $21,000. Continue reading

Murder Charges Filed

April 12, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of a Villas resident on first degree Murder charges based on the investigation that took place yesterday on April 11, 2018.

Charles A. Bland, a 25 year old male and resident of 103 East Virginia Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township was charged today with Murder, a crime of 1st degree; Aggravated Assault, a crime of the 2nd degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful purpose, a crime of the 2nd degree; and Hindering His own Apprehension, a crime of the 3rd degree.* Continue reading

Joint Investigation

April 11, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana are advising the public of a joint investigation being conducted in the 100 block of East Virginia Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township, New Jersey. Continue reading

Barricaded Subject

April 10, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffery H. Sutherland and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce the safe conclusion of a barricaded subject incident in the Goshen section of Middle Township.

On Monday, April 9th, 2018, at approximately 2:30 PM, the Middle Township Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to 200 block of Route 47 North to check the well being of a resident. Continue reading

Community Organization Notification for Megan’s Law

March 23, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking to update its current list of schools and community organizations within the county that are eligible by law to receive formal notifications of certain sexual offenders in their community. Since 1994, State legislation known as Megan’s Law has allowed the law enforcement agencies of New Jersey to identify certain sexual offenders in their communities and provide notification of their whereabouts to members of the public. Continue reading