Lower Township Police have arrested a 40 year old man after a report of a man armed with a handgun Tuesday evening. Police say the incident occurred on Bentz Avenue. Jeffrey D. Larsen was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other offenses. Police recovered a 9 millimeter handgun; no shots were fired.
The annual Ocean Drive Marathon will be held on Sunday, and southern Cape May County beach communities will be affected by the race. Lower Township Police will shut down Route 109 North from Wilson Drive to Ocean Drive until the last runner clears the course. The Ocean Drive Marathon steps off at 8:30am.
A meeting in Lower Township on Monday night will include a zero tax increase. Lower Township Councilman Tom Conrad told Coastal Broadcasting that the township is aimed at maintaining services and keeping the tax rate low. Conrad also said it is important to plan out years in advance to ensure there is no excess spending.…
Another very successful St. Baldrick’s Day celebration at the Teitleman School in Lower Township on Friday. More than 30 students had their heads shaved to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The annual event raised more than $10,000 for charity.
The Lower Township Council will discuss and potentially adopt the new 2016 budget on Monday evening. Council will conduct a budget hearing and consider a resolution to adopt the new spending plan. Council will also go into closed session to discuss potential litigation and the potential acquisition of land. The meeting starts at 7:00pm.
2015 was a very busy year for the Lower Township Police Department. The department’s year-end report shows 57,492 calls for service last year, which is about 18,000 calls higher than 2014. The total number of aggravated assaults, thefts, and burglaries was down last year compared to the prior year.
Three republicans are reportedly interested in the two top political seats in Lower Township. The Cape May Gazette reports that Councilman Erik Simonsen has expressed interest in running for mayor, and both Tom Frisoli and Frank Sippel are interested in running for the position of deputy mayor. If Simonsen runs and is victorious, republicans would…
Not a bad weekend for 17 year old Ian Taylor who attends Lower Cape May Regional High School. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Taylor and his team won $75,000 and a trip to Poland by winning a “World of Tanks” strategy game contest in Las Vegas. Taylor has been playing the game for…
A small fire at a bakery in Lower Township Monday morning drew a response from fire crews. The smoky fire was reported at Old World Bakery in the Villas earlier today. There’s no word on what caused the small fire this morning and there were no injuries.
So far no arrests have been made in connection with a bank robbery Thursday in Lower Township. Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor says the investigation continues into the incident that involved an armed robber at the Crest Savings Bank branch in North Cape May. The robber escaped after the holdup, there were no injuries.