Lower Township Police arrested a 32 year old Millville man on various drug charges during an investigation of a motor vehicle at the North Cape May Wawa convenience store Friday night. Police say Michael Harpel was in possession of suspected crack cocaine and brass knuckles, and a knife. Harpel was taken to the County Jail.
Lower Township officials recently toured the Township’s new public safety building located at the Cape May Airport. Renovated spaces in the building were toured by police and Township administration officials. A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new building will be held at a later date.
Lower Township Police are investigating a series of car burglaries that occurred during this last weekend in the Villas on Oak, Walnut, and Spruce avenues. Police say several victims report that their cars were burglaries during the overnight hours, and many of the vehicles were unlocked with valuables in plain view.
The Lower Township Council will meet Monday night and is expected to discuss an ordinance change that would bump up dog licensing fees in the Township. Lower Township may also authorize a grant application to the Cape May County Open Space Program for the development of a township aquatic center.
An alleged drunk driver from Somers Point caused a traffic accident that resulted in a power outage in Lower Township Saturday evening. Police say 28 year old Elizabeth Corey ran her vehicle off Seashore Road and hit a utility pole that caused an outage for over 1300 customers in the area of West Cape May.…
Lower Township Police are investigating a debris fire at a property on Route 9 in Erma on Friday. Police say the fire involved small pockets of flames that eventually burned up a trailer on the property. The investigation continues; if you have any information regarding this fire contact Lower Township Police.
The Lower Township Council met earlier this week and approved an emergency expenditure for the creation of new tax maps. The current tax maps are decades old. It will cost Lower Township over $700,000 for the creation of the new maps.
Republican Roland Roy is the winner in Lower Township’s Council election. Roy defeated challenger Chris Marlowe 1221-845 to win the Third Ward seat on the Lower Township Council. Republicans continue to control Council in Lower Township.
Two drunk driving arrests in just one week for 39 year old Jason Poole of North Cape May. Lower Township Police informed Coastal Broadcasting that Poole was charged with his second DUI Monday evening in the 700 block of Tabernacle Road. Poole was charged previously with the same crime on Halloween.
The Lower Township Council meets Monday night and could ratify a four year contract between the Township and its superior offices. Council may also consider a special emergency appropriation for the preparation of an approved tax map. The meeting starts Monday at 7:00pm.