It's been a busy month for Wildwood Crest Police....

On Sept. 2, at 9:52 p.m., Wildwood Crest Police were called to a disturbance at the Shalimar Hotel on Atlantic Avenue. Upon arriving Lt. Robert Lloyd and Sgt. Rick D’Amico observed two men fighting on the second floor of the motel. In attempting to separate the two, police say, Lt. Lloyd was struck by Mark Sitkowski, 51, of Pennsauken, who continued to resist as he was placed under arrest. Sitkowski was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Bail was set at $5,000 with a 10 provision. Sitkowski was released after posting the 10 percent. Lt. Lloyd sustained minor injuries, which did not require medical attention.

On Sept. 4, Wildwood Crest detectives, with help from the Cape May County Prosecutors Office, also concluded a month-long investigation of a burglary and criminal sexual contact case. A woman, whose name and age were not released, contacted the Wildwood Crest Police on Aug. 4, saying an unknown man entered her property in Wildwood Crest without her permission. Police said while on her property the man harassed her and touched her inappropriately. As a result of the investigation, police arrested Ralph Prate, 47 of Wildwood Crest, and charged him with criminal sexual contact, harassment, and burglary. Bail was set at $25,000 with a 10 percent provision. Prate was released after posting the required 10 percent. The woman was not injured during the incident.

On Sept. 4, a woman came to Wildwood Crest
Police Headquarters and reported being assaulted on Sept. 2. She told officers that she was repeatedly assaulted and terrorized by an acquaintance, whom she identified as Tony Driscoll Jr., 31, of the Villas section of Lower Township. As a result, Driscoll has been charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats. His bail was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent. Driscoll posted the 10 percent and was released.

Also on Sept. 4, at at 1:08 a.m., Wildwood Crest Police were called to the Water’s Edge Motel on E. Buttercup Road. According to police, when officers reached a motel room, they allegedly found Corey Early, 42, of Wilkes Barre, Pa., assaulting a woman. Officers intervened and arrested Early. The woman was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released for her injuries.
Early was charged with aggravated assault, criminal restraint, harassment, and unlawful possession of a weapon, police said. According to police, Early was found with a box cutter during the arrest. Early was sent to Cape May County jail, with bail set at $100,000. The crime scene was processed by the Cape May County Prosecutors Office Crime Scene Unit.

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NEWS RELEASE

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Burglary
LOCATION: Denver Rd 
DATE: September 17, 2016

PERSON(S) INVOLVED: Aidan Mcatamney
D.O.B.: 21 years old
ADDRESS: Wildwood Crest
CHARGES: Burglary, Theft
OFFICER(S) INVOLVED: Wildwood Crest Police Detective Division

SUMMARY: On October 7, 2016 the Wildwood Crest Police Detective Division made an arrest on a burglary that was reported on September 17, 2016. Aidan Mcatamney age 21 of Wildwood Crest, was arrested and charged with Burglary and Theft of a residence in Wildwood Crest. Evidence recovered at the scene allegedly linked Mcatamney to the crimes. He was lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center with bail set at $10,000.00. A separate, unrelated, warrant out of Wildwood Crest was also found during the investigation on Mcatamney. The warrant was for $2500.00 for failing to appear for a court hearing.

Cape May County Prosecutors Office releases an update on the current dangerous drug trend throughout Cape May County. Please share this important information.

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NEWS RELEASE

 TYPE OF INCIDENT: Domestic Violence
LOCATION: Wildwood Crest
DATE: October 27, 2016


PERSON(S) INVOLVED: Robert Myles
D.O.B.: 55 years old
ADDRESS: Wildwood Crest
CHARGES: Aggravated Assault; Sexual Assault; Criminal Restraint; Terroristic Threats
OFFICER(S) INVOLVED: Detective James Mulholland

 SUMMARY: On October 27, 2016 a female reported a Domestic Violence incident to Police. The female informed Police that she was held against her will and was physically and sexually assaulted during that time. The investigation revealed that the female sustained significant injury and was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center for treatment. During the investigation evidence was collected that led to the arrest of Robert Myles, age 55, of Wildwood Crest. He was charged with Criminal Restraint, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault, and Terroristic Threats. Myles allegedly held the woman against her will at a residence in Wildwood Crest, assaulting her during that time. An arrest warrant was issued for Myles on October 27, 2016. He remained at large before turning himself in to Police on October 29, 2016. Myles was charged and bail was set at $150,000.00. He is being lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center.

The female remained hospitalized for her injuries at the time of this release. 

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TYPE OF INCIDENT: Child Luring
LOCATION: 6800 block of Atlantic Ave
DATE: August 24, 2016

PERSON(S) INVOLVED: John Grimmeyer
D.O.B.: 46 y/o
ADDRESS: Colonia NJ

CHARGES: Luring-Child/minor

On September 8, 2016 Wildwood Crest Police Detectives with the assistance of the Cape May County Prosecutors Office completed a two week long investigation in to an alleged child luring case. On August 24, 2016 John Grimmeyer, age 46 of Colonia NJ, attempted to contact a juvenile male while on vacation in Wildwood Crest. Information of the attempt was turned over to the juvenile’s boss who alerted the Police. The investigation revealed evidence that qualified Grimmeyer to be charged with Luring- Child/Minor.
Grimmeyer was arrested without incident and taken into Police custody on September 9, 2016. Bail was assessed at $25,000.00, no 10%. Grimmeyer was lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center after failing to post the required amount.

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Project Medicine Drop

Wildwood Crest Police Department would like to announce the installation of a new Project Medicine Drop Box. The Project Medicine Drop Box is located in the lobby of the Wildwood Crest Police Department which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the New Jersey Attorney General's effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate painkillers.
Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer Affairs installs secure "prescription drug drop boxes" at police departments, sheriff's offices, and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.
Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the abuse of these drugs. This initiative also protects New Jersey's environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply. More information about Project Medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop .