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A Cape May County grand jury handed up 11 indictments Jan. 21. 

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At the height of summer, Cape May County has the highest crime rate in the state, as reported by New Jersey State Police. The rate - 1,263 offenses per 100,000 of the population - is artificially high, because the calculation is based on the county’s permanent population of fewer than 100,000 residents.

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Daquan Smith was apprehended Jan. 16 in Vineland with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, the Vineland Police Department and the New Jersey Probation Office. A Vineland man was also arrested in connection with the Dec. 18 incident.

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A Cape May County grand jury handed up seven indictments Jan. 14.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that, according to preliminary data, 944 bias incidents were reported to New Jersey law enforcement in 2019, a 65% increase from 2018.

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A Cape May County grand jury handed up 12 indictments Jan. 7. 

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Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Cape May Police Chief Anthony Marino announced, in a Jan. 10 release, the arrest of Dustin A. Peters, 25 of Wilmington, N.C. for possession of assault firearms, unlawful possession of handgun, possession of hollow point ammunition, high-capacity magazines and other weapon related charges.

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Wawa is notifying potentially impacted individuals about a data security incident that affected customer payment card information used at potentially all Wawa locations during a specific time frame.

 

During the week of Nov. 11-17, 2019 the Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 830 calls for service, averaging 119 per day. During the week a total of 8 adults were arrested for various offenses.

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The Middle Township Police Department’s Patrol Division was dispatched Dec. 18, at approximately 1 a.m., to the 300 block of Bayview Road, in Edgewood, for reports of shots fired in the area.

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A state Appeals Court has upheld an Upper Township man’s guilty plea on drug and weapons charges, rejecting his claim that the substance he sold twice to an undercover detective on South Shore Road, in Marmora, in 2014, was not illegal at the time.

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A Cape May County grand jury handed up 20 indictments Dec. 3. 

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A state Appeals Court has upheld a Superior Court decision not to allow a defendant to back out of a plea deal, under which he faced up to four years in prison, along with three years of parole supervision.

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At approximately 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25, officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to a call in Villas for a subject reporting he was assaulted and then robbed at gunpoint. According to a release, officers found the victim with injuries to his face.