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COURT HOUSE - A Cape May County grand jury handed up 31 indictments Jan. 19. 

The abbreviation CDS below stands for controlled dangerous substance.   

A certain person charge can be brought against individuals whose previous convictions bar them from having weapons. 

James Vernon was indicted for third-degree resisting arrest, along with two fourth-degree counts for obstructing the rule of law and certain person not to have a weapon. 

Vernon was convicted, in 2012, of possession of a CDS. The weapon was a box cutter.

Michael J. Shelton was named in a six-count indictment. The counts include aggravated assault and resisting arrest, both in the third degree, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, fourth-degree, and two counts of certain person not to have a weapon, fourth degree. The two weapons were a knife and a crossbow.

Rashaan C. Clarke, James J. Reed-Price, Ian A. Bosna, and Herman R. Frame III were named individually in one count of second-degree eluding police.

Dominic Catarcio and Jonathan Duerr were indicted on certain person charges, second degree. The weapon in each case was a firearm.  

Catarcio was convicted in 2008 and Duerr in 2012. Both convictions were for burglary.

Ashlee M. Johnson faces a third-degree theft indictment for taking more than $500 worth of moveable property from a Middle Township convenience store.

Jose Rivera-Aponte was indicted for second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, a Glock handgun. Rivera-Aponte was arrested, in Middle Township, July 4.

Carrie A. Cipollono-Wise was named on two counts of third-degree possession of a CDS, heroin and fentanyl.

Robert P. Dronitsky was indicted for second and third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a beer bottle. He also faces a third-degree count for possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.

Joseph L. Newsham III was indicted on three fourth-degree counts for aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and throwing bodily fluids.

Anthony J. Boyd, Dwight C. Layton, Rene Ruiz-Sanchez, Jacob E. Adirato, and Andrew P. Rourke were individually and separately indicted for a single count of possession of a CDS in the third degree.

Octavia Jackson faces two third-degree counts for resisting arrest and aggravated assault involving a police officer.

Harold Perez-Heredia and Alicia Hernandez were indicted for possession of a CDS, fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute, both counts third degree, along with second-degree intent to distribute within 500 feet of public property, Wildwood Housing Authority. 

Perez-Heredia was also named on fourth-degree counts for unlawful possession of a weapon, a folding knife, and certain person. He was convicted, in 2015, for possession of a CDS.

Justin W. Langan was indicted for third-degree theft of a motorcycle in Lower Township.

Dennis Serra faces a fourth-degree count for unlawful possession of a weapon, a machete.

Leah M. Obermeier and Marc E. Decamillo face two third-degree counts for theft and conspiracy. Decamillo is also named in fourth-degree counts for resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of law.

William S. Wright was indicted for fourth-degree contempt after he disobeyed a restraining order issued one day earlier.

Casimir M. Rupinski faces a fourth-degree count for criminal mischief.

Robert S. Stone was indicted on two counts of third-degree possession of a CDS, clonazepam and clorazepate.

Benjamin A. Johnson is named in a four-count indictment, in which all counts were for third-degree possession with intent to distribute a CDS. The drugs listed were eutylone, cocaine ketamine, and mescaline.

William J. Cajigas was indicted for fourth-degree cruelty and neglect of children.

Taquil C. Brown faces a second-degree count for endangering the welfare of a child.

Jason J. Gallagher was indicted on two third-degree counts for theft and receiving stolen property.

William C. Cortes and James Grey were named in the same indictment but on separate counts. Cortes faces two third-degree counts fort receiving stolen property and fencing. Grey was indicted for fourth-degree hindering apprehension.

Taylor A. Ehrlich was indicted for second-degree burglary.

Robert D. Stone was indicted on five counts, including third-degree counts for burglary and terroristic threats and a fourth-degree count for throwing bodily fluids. 

The final two counts were third-degree aggravated assaults against a police officer and a Wildwood Crest emergency medical technician (EMT).

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