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Cape May County Sheriff’s Officers Arrest 28 In Child Support Sweep
Release Date: July 27, 2011

July 26, 2011- Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced today the apprehension of delinquent parents in their bi-annual Child Support Warrant Sweep for the fiscal year 2011. The goal of the three-day intensive Non Support Sweep is to apprehend non-custodial parents who have failed to pay their court-ordered child support. Additional targets included parents who have failed to appear at court hearings to establish a child support order or order for medical support.

Cape May County Sheriff’s Officers arrested a total of twenty eight persons, twenty five persons on non-support warrants for failure to pay child support payments ordered by the courts and three persons for warrants from municipal courts.
 
Sheriff Schaffer said, “I want to commend the officers of the Sheriff’s Office, especially our ID Unit and warrants teams that participated in the state wide sweep. We continue to do everything possible to ensure court ordered child support payments are collected. We encourage the public to report to us the location of persons who they know are wanted to failure to make child support payments. Anonymous tips can be texted to our TIP411 hot line. See our web site www.cmcsheriff.net for information on forwarding tips.”
 
The OCSS has commended both the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey and the Judiciary for collaboratively supporting the Sheriffs’ final procedures and data report for the Sheriff Child Support Warrant Sweep.
Sheriff’s Officers from state-wide Sheriffs’ Offices, with assistance from other agencies, canvassed the state in search of offenders over the course of the three-day Child Support Sweep. A total of 1074 warrants were served and approximately $211,453.27 was collected out of $18,736,796.97 that was owed.
 
Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey President, Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano,
Sr. stated, “Our 21 County Sheriffs and their officers work extremely hard during the year and
especially during these sweeps to make sure that the children of our state receive the support
they are supposed to receive and the support they most definitely need."
 
The Sweep is hosted in cooperation with the New Jersey Office of Child Support Services (OCSS). The Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ) is the lead agency in this event as per the Sheriff IV-D Cooperative Agreement between OCSS and the Sheriff’s Association, as authorized under Federal Regulation 45 CFR 302.34.
 
SANJ has provided the statistics for each county indicating the number of warrants executed and
the amount of child support owed and collected.
 
The following are the names of the subjects arrested from Cape May County during the raid and the township they were arrested in:
Christopher Balma     
Robert McBride
Wesley Donahue          
Thomas Sigafuse                      
Crystal Smith                      
Arthur Nelson   
Stanley Brown     
Phillip Cimini      
Cyrus Frazier    
Mark Tilsner    
Edward Shaw             
Albert Hamilton                           
William Crabill         
Wayne Holman   
Ryan Dougherty         
Ernest Bender 
David Williams        
Herman Poehler                   
John Rile
Joseph Leipold   
Morris Fitzpatrick                     
Joseph Small
Robert Tigro
Gary Wilson 
Zachery Lowery
Wildwood
Wildwood
Wildwood
Wildwood
Wildwood
Middle Township
Middle Township
Middle Township
Middle Township
Middle Township
Middle Township
Lower Township
Lower Township
Lower Township
Lower Township
Lower Township
Lower Township
Lower Township
Lower Township
Lower Township
Woodbine
Woodbine
Sea Isle City
Somers Point
Burlington Co.
Sheriff Raid Reported Collections
 
County                 Warrants Served    Total Amount Owed              Collections
Atlantic
Bergen
Burlington
Camden
Cape May 
Cumberland
Essex
Gloucester
Hudson
Hunterdon
Mercer
Middlesex
Monmouth
Morris
Ocean
Passaic
Salem
Somerset
Sussex
Union
Warren


STATE TOTAL
67
57
56
105
32
33
48
39
37
15
113
94
66
33
98
35
61
33
9
25
18


1074
$657,063.35
$847,184.15 
$1,043,488.31
$1,849,885.52
$212,863.90
$1,029,475.23
$1,251,387.75 
$703,441.56
$326,642.54
$132,129.80
$3,050,618.52
$1,861,657.37
$972,258.36 
$838,075.12
$1,383,059.63
$493,301.90
$879,616.08
$429,286.09
$206,578.00 
$207,032.44 
$361,751.35


$18,736,796.97
$12,522.79
$25,072.38
$14,574.00
$9,550.00
$12,910.00
$2,351.43
$4,265.65
$6,200.00
$2,875.33
$14,725.00
$40,823.43
$9,535.00
$6,074.00
$15,034.00
$20,989.52
$0.00(Stats not in)
$5,053.00
$4,486.00
$760.00
$890.00
$2,731.74


$211,453.27

Passaic County was not available at the time of publication.




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