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2 Men Arrested and Charged with First Degree Strict Liability for Drug Induced Death

January 18, 2019

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 Francis Leszczynski, a 79 year old male and Paul Neville, a 59 year old male, both residents Lower Township, on first degree Strict Liability for Drug Induced Death charges.

On July 30, 2018, Cape May City Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of an unresponsive female at a residence in the 700 block of Grand Avenue in West Cape May. Upon arrival, police discovered Susan Perkins, a 59 year old female, lying on the floor next to her bed. Rescue efforts were immediately attempted to resuscitate Perkins but were not successful. Continue reading

Sentencing in Stabbing Case

January 17, 2019

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Herbert E. Tozer, a 53-year-old male from Middle Township, was sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

This sentence was related to the January 10, 2017 fatal stabbing of Robert Niemezura, that occurred at the Country Motel, in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township and the joint investigation that was conducted by detectives from the Middle Township Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Continue reading

3 People Indicted for First Degree Attempted Murder & Robbery

December 18, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the Grand Jury indictment of Deshyamma R. Dalton, Michael Woods Jr., and Jeramy J. Thompson-Pierce for First Degree Attempted Murder, Robbery, and other related charges.

According to Prosecutor Sutherland, today’s indictment was the result of an investigation into a violent home invasion that occurred on the morning of October 17, 2018 on Old Mill Road in the North Cape May section of Lower Township. Continue reading

Man Sentenced to 16 Years in NJ State Prison

December 18, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced on Monday, December 17, 2018, Ronray Harris, a 40 year old male from Wildwood, was sentenced to 16 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Sarah Beth Johnson, JSC.

This sentence was related to a February 23, 2017 stabbing that took place at the Wildwood Bus Terminal and a cooperative investigation that was conducted by Detectives from the Wildwood Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Continue reading

Man Arrested on First Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges

December 17, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Thomas McQuillen of the Sea Isle City Police Department announce the arrest of 39-year old Douglas J. Petock, on December 11, 2018 on first degree aggravated sexual assault charges.

On December 7, 2018, the Sea Isle City Police Department received information from the Pennsylvania State Police regarding an ongoing investigation involving Douglas Petock, a resident of 28th Street in Sea Isle City. Continue reading

Arrest Made in Prostitution Investigation

December 17, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Acting Chief Jay Prettyman of the Ocean City Police Department announce the arrest of Grace Li on prostitution related charges.

In July of 2018 the Ocean City Police Department received information regarding alleged prostitution occurring at the L&G Spa located in the 500 block of East 9th Street in Ocean City. An investigation was initiated by Detectives from the Ocean City Police Department, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations, (HSI). Continue reading

Arrest Made in Home Invasion and Attempted Murder Investigation

December 5, 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 Deshyamma R. Dalton, Michael Woods Jr., and Jeramy J. Thompson-Pierce for a home invasion and attempted murder that occurred on 10/17/2018 on Old Mill Drive in the North Cape May Section of Lower Township.

At approximately 12:51 AM on the morning of 10/17/2018, Lower Township Police received a 911 call regarding an assault that had just taken place. Upon arriving at the scene in the 100 block of Old Mill Road, Officers found the 48-year-old victim, Barry Van Orden, badly beaten. Continue reading

Update: Multi Alarm Structure Fire in Sea Isle City

November 30, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Sea Isle City Police Chief Thomas McQuillen are releasing additional information regarding the multi-alarm structure fire that occurred yesterday at 29 54th Street in Sea Isle City, NJ.

According to Prosecutor Sutherland, fire suppression efforts have been completed and the fire has been extinguished. Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Sea Isle City Police Department, ATF, and members of the Cape May County and New Jersey State Fire Marshal’s Office are now investigating the cause and origin of the fire which has not been determined as of yet. Continue reading

Multi Alarm Structure Fire in Sea Isle City

November 29, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Sea Isle City Police Chief Thomas McQuillen are advising the public of a joint investigation being conducted into a multi alarm structure fire that is ongoing at 29 54th Street in Sea Isle City, NJ.

The fire quickly became a multi alarm causing damage to properties located on either side. Two residents of 29 54th were transported to the hospital with burns and smoke inhalation. At this time an additional family member, an elderly female, is unaccounted for.

According to Prosecutor Sutherland, Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Sea Isle City Police Department, and members of the Cape May County Fire Marshalls Office are still investigating the cause and origin of this fire which has not been determined yet.

Chief McQuillen is asking the public to avoid the area in order to allow emergency personnel to continue working.

First Degree Attempted Murder Charges Filed

November 29, 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 57 year old, Joseph T. Schroeder on first degree attempted murder charges resulting from a stabbing that occurred yesterday in North Cape May.

On the morning of November 28, 2018, the Lower Township Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing inside a residence in the 1200 block of Sunnyside Drive. Continue reading