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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

Municipal Court To Handle Complaints in Atlantic City Matter

November 28, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announces the Cape May County Prosecutor’s office will not be pursuing any criminal charges regarding the altercation that took place outside of the Golden Nugget Casino between Atlantic City Mayor, Frank Gilliam, Atlantic City Councilman, Jeffree Fauntleroy II and certain employees of the Haven Nightclub.

The citizen’s complaints that were filed against Mayor Gilliam and Councilman Fauntleroy will be addressed by the municipal court in North Wildwood with a current listed date of December 11, 2018.

3 People Indicted for a First Degree Drug Induced Death and Other Drug Related Charges

October 24, 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 three individuals on October 23, 2018 for First Degree Drug Induced Death and other drug related charges.

On July 21, 2018, Eric Nolan, 35 years old, was found unresponsive inside his residence in the North Cape May section of Lower Township. Paramedics and Officers from Lower Township attempted to resuscitate Nolan but were unsuccessful. A death investigation was immediately initiated by Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lower Township Police Department. Continue reading

Man Indicted for a First Degree Drug Induced Death Charge

October 17, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto announce the Grand Jury Indictment of Sean W. Tatem on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 for a First Degree Drug Induced Death charge.

On May 31, 2018, Sean W. Tatem, a 29 year old male, who resides on West Industrial Blvd., Bridgeton, NJ, was charged with drug induced death, a crime of the first degree, by Detectives from the Wildwood Police Department.* Continue reading

Arrest Made For Possession of Child Pornography

October 1, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Middle Township Police Chief Chris Leusner announce the arrest of 46-year-old Christopher Kobielnik of Lola Lane in Green Creek, New Jersey.

This investigation stemmed from (2) National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), CyberTips that revealed an unknown subject possessed images of suspected Child Pornography on a home computer. This investigation resulted in the execution of a Court authorized search warrant on September 28, 2018, at Kobielnik’s residence on Lola Lane in the Green Creek section of Middle Township by members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the New Jersey State Police, and the Middle Township Police Department. As a result of this search warrant electronic items were seized along with several child pornography images. Continue reading

Announcement made in the Conclusion of “Operation Forefathers” a Large Scale Narcotics Investigation

September 12, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae and Special Agent in Charge Valerie Nickerson of the Drug Enforcement Administration announce the conclusion of “Operation Forefathers” a large scale narcotics investigation initiated by the Cape May and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Offices and the DEA.

During the early morning hours of September 11, 2018, SWAT teams from numerous law enforcement agencies executed a total of (16) search warrants in Cape May and Cumberland County which concluded a two month long narcotics investigation into the distribution of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription pills, and marijuana. Continue reading

Prosecutor Sutherland Announces a Hometown Security Seminar being held on September 18, 2018

September 5, 2018

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announces The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in collaboration with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and Cape May Police Department will host a Hometown Security Seminar on September 18th, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, at the Cape May Convention Center, located at 714 Beach Avenue, in Cape May, NJ.

The seminar is a collaborative effort to discuss tools and resources that help strengthen the security and resilience of communities across New Jersey. Topics to be discussed include Suspicious Activity Reporting, Physical Protective Measures and Cyber security Resources for Small Businesses. The seminar is designed to give the Community, Local Businesses and Community Leaders the opportunity to meet and have open discussions with Local, County, State and Federal law Enforcement and Homeland Security organizations about their hometown security concerns. The seminar is free and anyone can attend. To register please visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K68TKGD. (Late registration is available at the door.)
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