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Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

April 26, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announces the Grand Jury indictment of Jay H. Gaskill III, 37 years old of Middle Township, NJ on sexual assault charges.

On December 12, 2016, Gaskill was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault and Criminal Sexual Contact for an incident that occurred in 2015. Gaskill was transported to the Cape May County Correctional Center where he posted bail which was set at $50,000.00.

The investigation was conducted by Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit. Continue reading

Arrest made for Distribution of Heroin

April 26, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto announce the arrest of Duel Muniz-Rodriguez, 25 years old of Wildwood, NJ for the distribution of a Heroin.

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 Wildwood Police Department Detective Division.

On April 20, 2017, Duel Muniz-Rodriguez was arrested during the execution of a Court authorized search warrant at his residence in the 4400 block of Pacific Avenue, Wildwood. Seized as a result of this search warrant were three hundred and thirty seven bags of heroin along with an amount of Marijuana. Continue reading

Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

April 6, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of 51-year-old Charles Dodds Jr. of Summer Circle, North Cape May, for Possession of Child Pornography and other related charges.

This investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTip that revealed an unknown subject uploaded images of suspected Child Pornography via multiple social media sites. This investigation resulted in the execution of a Court authorized search warrant on April 6, 2017, at Dodds’ residence on Summer Circle in North Cape May. Continue reading

Man Charged for Unauthorized Practice of Psychology

March 30, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announces the arrest of Ronnie P. Erricson, age 49, of Fairway Drive, Cape May Court House, New Jersey for the Unauthorized Practice of Psychology.

An investigation was initiated by members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crimes Unit following the receipt of a complaint from a victim who believed Erricson to be unlicensed. As a result of this investigation, it was revealed that Erricson had treated multiple patients at his residence, both adults and juveniles, who were under the impression that he held a Doctorate in Psychology, as well as a license to practice. It was determined Erricson does not hold either title. Continue reading

Indictment Announced of 5 Individuals in Kidnapping Case

March 29, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto announce the Grand Jury Indictment of five individuals for a kidnapping that took place in Wildwood on February 5, 2017.

On February 5, 2017 at approximately 9:02 PM, Officers from the Wildwood Police Department responded to the 100 East block of Schellenger Avenue for the report of a woman being held against her will at that location. It was subsequently learned that a female victim along with her one (1) year old child were removed from the location and held at a residence in the 100 East block of Leaming Avenue in the City of Wildwood. Continue reading

Indictment Announced in Murder Case

March 28, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce the Grand Jury Indictment of Herbert E. Tozer, 51 years old, for murder charges that resulted from an assault that occurred on January 10, 2017, at the Country Motel in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township.

On January 10, 2017, at approximately 2:30 AM, the Middle Township Police Department responded to the Country Motel in the 1600 block of Route 47, in Rio Grande, New Jersey for a report of a injured male. Upon arrival Officers discovered Robert Niemczura, 45 years old, of Rio Grande, suffering from a stab wound and a laceration to his neck. Niemczura was airlifted to the Atlantic City Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. Continue reading

Barricaded Subject

March 16, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce the safe conclusion of a barricaded subject incident in the Del Haven section of Middle Township.

On March 16, 2017, at 11:18 AM, Middle Township Patrol Officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of Millman Boulevard to check the wellbeing of a male subject. Upon arrival, Andrew Walker, 30 years old, of Del Haven, was refusing to come out of his residence. Officers from the Middle Township Police Department quickly evacuated neighborhood residents due to the fact Walker may have had access to firearms. Continue reading

Arrest made for Possession and Distribution of Heroin and Crack Cocaine

March 13, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Chief Matthew Gallagher of the North Wildwood Police Department announce the arrest of Tahiem A. Howell, 38, an unemployed resident of North Wildwood, NJ for the distribution of a Heroin and Cocaine.

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 North Wildwood Police Department Detective Division.

On March 10, 2017, a Court authorized search warrant was executed in the 300 West block of 19th Avenue, North Wildwood, with the assistance of the Cape May Regional SWAT team. Seized as a result of the search warrant was five hundred bags of suspected heroin and approximately six ounces of suspected crack cocaine, along with $2,545.00 in US currency. The combined street value of the heroin and crack cocaine was in excess of $20,000. The currency seized from this investigation will be submitted for forfeiture as proceeds from illegal drug distribution. Continue reading

Random K9 Sweep of Wildwood Catholic High School

February 22, 2017

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor, North Wildwood Chief of Police Matthew Gallagher, and School Administrators of the Wildwood Catholic High School jointly announce the completion of a random K9 sweep of Wildwood Catholic High School for narcotics.
Today, following the start of the school day, a pre-planned, unannounced K9 sweep operation for illegal drugs was coordinated by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, the North Wildwood Police Department and by School Officials. K9 Units from the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department conducted the random sweep of lockers and vehicles at Wildwood Catholic High School.
Prosecutor Taylor commended the cooperation of law enforcement agencies and the initiative of the Wildwood Catholic School Administrators in supporting drug prevention philosophies.
The purpose of today’s operation was to help the School Administrators maintain a safe and drug-free school environment, as well as to send a strong deterrent message to its students. Law enforcement will continue to work closely with community and school officials on a regular basis to hold future operations throughout Cape May County. Drugs are not welcome in Wildwood Catholic High School, nor are they in this community.

Fugitive Arrest of Triple Homicide Suspect

February 16, 2017

Cape May City, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Chief Anthony Marino of the Cape May City Police Department announce the arrest of 38 year old Russell Charles Govett, a resident of St. Clair, Michigan.

On February 10, 2017, members of the Cape May City Police Department were contacted by members of the Detroit Police Department – Homicide Unit; regarding Russell Govett. Govett was currently a fugitive from justice from the State of Michigan and a suspect in a triple homicide in Detroit, Michigan. It was believed Govett was staying at an acquaintances residence in Cape May City, New Jersey.

Members of the US Marshal’s Regional Task Force, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Cape May City Police Department, and Lower Township Police Department initiated an investigation into the apprehension of Govett. Continue reading