COURT HOUSE - A Cape May County grand jury handed up 12 indictments Jan. 7.
The abbreviation CDS below stands for controlled dangerous substance.
A "certain person not to have weapons" charge can be made against an individual found in possession of a weapon, even though a previous felony conviction banned weapons possession.
All individuals listed are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Christopher M. Denn
Christopher Denn, 48, of Ocean View, was indicted on two fourth-degree counts for exposure and lewdness while he worked as an Ocean City lifeguard in July 2019. Denn, a teacher at Mainland Regional High School, faces counts for criminal sexual contact and lewdness.
George Flanagan, 31, of Eldora, is facing two third-degree counts for possession of a CDS, fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute.
Nelson Irizarry-Garcia, 33, of Lower Township, faces a six-count indictment and is currently housed at the Cape May County Correctional Facility.
Irizarry-Garcia faces second-degree burglary and third-degree theft and receiving stolen property charges stemming from a Dec. 2 incident, where he engaged in a burglary and theft of a handgun, according to the indictment.
Possession of the weapon led to additional counts for second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and certain person not to have a weapon, also second degree. The remaining count is for third-degree criminal mischief.
Irizarry-Garcia was convicted of burglary in 2007 and was indicted for attempted burglary in May 2019.
Pamela Kereszi and Gene Laird
Pamela Kereszi is named in three counts for third-degree possession of a CDS, as well as possession with intent to distribute, also third degree, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, a long pipe with a spiked head. The drugs in question were methamphetamine, clonazepam and Methlemedioxy-N-benzylcathinone.
Gene Laird faces counts for possession with intent to distribute, third degree, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, a pocket knife.
The charges are related to an arrest, in Wildwood Crest, in September 2019.
Brenna N. Gara
Brenna Gara was indicted on two counts of third-degree possession of a CDS, methamphetamine and methylenedioxy-methamphetamine.
Hannah Loper, 31, of Villas, faces a second-degree count for aggravated assault, along with a third-degree count for assault by auto. Loper was arrested following an incident, in September, and was also charged with driving while intoxicated.
Paul Moser, of Ocean City, was indicted on a single count of possession of five or more dosage units of a prescription legend drug, fourth degree.
Robert M. Welch
Robert Welch faces a third-degree shoplifting count for taking property valued at more than $500 from a Lower Township grocery store.
Galan J. Ganzemuller
Galan Ganzemuller was indicted on two counts of possession of a CDS, third degree. The drugs were methamphetamine and methadone.
Shaquan K. Hatch
Shaquan Hatch, of Millville, faces six counts of third-degree burglary, along with one for third-degree theft. In addition, he is named in two more third-degree counts for conspiracy and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime. The indictment states that Hatch was a lookout while using juveniles to illegally enter automobiles, in Wildwood, in July.
Harry Kates and Edward Donnelly
Harry Kates was indicted for third-degree theft by deception, while Edward Donnelly faces a similar charge of third-degree attempted theft by deception. The incident involved theft from a grading and excavating company in Lower Township.
Thomas Smulski, Jr.
Thomas Smulski, Jr., was indicted for theft by deception, third degree, along with fourth-degree violation of the Contractor Registration Act.