After putting up with their neighbors' antics for years, residents in North Cape May say enough is enough. They are asking for police to do something about a group of young adults who are causing a disturbance in their community. One neighbor was even attacked by these so called trouble makers.
"It's an ongoing problem with the guys across the street." And the problem reached an all time high on Saturday, when Joe Morrison says he asked those neighbors for a simple request. "That night, like many other nights, I told them to get out of the street."
On Saturday around 3:00 A.M. Morrison arrived home to find the group of young adults causing a commotion in the street.
He asked them to go inside. This is when he says he was attacked. "My mom came out when she heard the commotion. At this point I had several people on top of me." His mother was then attacked, and suffered serious bodily injuries.
Four people, who were at the home on Saturday, are now behind bars.
20-year-old Jennifer Shaw, and 23-year-old Cortnee Thrasher are facing charges of aggravated assault.
26-year-old Edward Shaw, and 20-year-old Joshua Shaw are being charged with simple assault.
"I'm concerned about the safety of the neighborhood." Resident Joann Greenstein says the renters of the home have been causing problems in the neighborhood for years. "When we moved in here, Christmas Eve one year they threw rocks at our windows."
Police say they are called to the house at least once a week. Det. Sgt. Ernest Macomber says the home has become such an issue that they needed to come up with a new way to combat the problem. More officers are now being assigned to watch the neighborhood, especially at night and on the weekends.
"Anytime we get a call, if there is any reason to charge somebody with a crime or disorderly persons offense, we do," said Macomber.
The four young adults facing charges are being held at the Cape May County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail.
Police say the home owner has been charged multiple times for having a disorderly household.
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