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Wildwood Police Department
Tuesday April 27th, 2021 :: 09:25 a.m. EDT


Wildwood resident arrested for Weapons and CDS offenses.

On Monday, April 26, 2021, at approximately 2:30 PM, the Wildwood Police Department Uniformed Patrol Division was dispatched to the Gilmore Motel, located at 134 East Schellenger Avenue within the City of Wildwood, for the report of a subject with a handgun at that location. Upon arrival, officers were advised that during the course of a verbal dispute, Christopher Vesper, 29, of Wildwood, brandished a handgun before retreating into his residence at the motel. Vesper was ultimately located and detained by patrol officers. During the continuing investigation conducted by the Wildwood Police Department Detective Division, a court authorized search warrant was executed on Vesper’s residence. As a result, a firearm type weapon was located, it was found to be a pellet type handgun and matched the one described by the witness. Additionally, several bags of suspected CDS (heroin) were found along with drug paraphernalia. Vesper was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (3rd degree), Certain Person Not to Possess a Weapon (3rd degree), Possession of CDS / Heroin (3rd degree), and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia (disorderly persons offense). These charges were placed on a warrant complaint and Vesper was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center in accordance with New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform guidelines.

Wildwood Police Department
City of Wildwood- Municipal Building
Wildwood, NJ 08260

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