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Indictments Filed Oct. 3

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By Vince Conti

Readers are reminded that not only are all individuals listed below presumed innocent unless proven guilty, but there may also be multiple individuals who share the same name, even in the same town.

COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County grand jury handed up 13 indictments Oct. 3. 

The abbreviation CDS below stands for controlled dangerous substance.  

Zachary M. Tomczyk faces a two-count indictment for eluding police, in the third degree, and violating safe carry requirements for a firearm, in the fourth degree.

Frederick Collins was indicted for third-degree receiving stolen property and fourth-degree theft.

Esius Duque faces a single count of third-degree aggravated assault on a police officer in Middle Township.

Jamie Hall and Amanda Lee were jointly named in a two-count indictment for shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting, both counts in the third degree.

Mark A. Cucchi and Courtney Plexico were independently indicted on single counts of third-degree possession of a CDS, methamphetamine and fentanyl xylazine.

Holly Hicks was indicted for fourth-degree aggravated assault on a health care worker.

Brian C. Ulrich was named in a four-count indictment for receiving stolen property, in the fourth degree, along with three separate counts of third-degree possession of a CDS. The drugs were cocaine, buprenorphine and diazepam.

Joemar Soberalburgos faces a third-degree count of theft by deception involving over $12,000 in North Wildwood.

Andres Torres-Negro was indicted for failure to re-register after a change of address even though required to do so due to a 2014 conviction for endangering the welfare of a child in Atlantic County.

Ashley Crooks faces three third-degree counts for theft, theft by deception and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Michael Pillar was indicted on four third-degree counts for forgery, uttering a forged instrument, impersonation and attempted theft by deception.

Derek Loper and Ronald Pisaniello were named in the same indictment. Together they face a third-degree count for conspiracy to commit forgery. Separately Loper was named in two counts of forgery and two counts of writing bad checks. Also separately Pisaniello faces three counts of forgery and two of writing bad checks. All counts are in the third degree.


Vince Conti is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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