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Wildwood Police Department
Wednesday February 24th, 2021 :: 01:11 p.m. EST


Fight Call Leads to Seizure of Handgun; Weapons and Drug Charges

On February 21, 2021, at approximately 00:15 hours, the Wildwood Police Department received a 911 call reporting a large disturbance within the Commissioner’s Court Housing Authority Complex, located in the 3700 block of New Jersey Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers learned that at least one subject involved in the disturbance was in possession of a handgun.
As a part of their initial investigation, patrol officers detained Nick McNeal, 21, and Alexander Williams, 28, both of the Whitesboro section of Middle Township. 
During the continuing investigation conducted by the Wildwood Police Department Detective Division, video surveillance of the incident was obtained which showed Williams discard a firearm as police arrived on scene.  This firearm, a loaded .40 caliber Kahr semi-automatic handgun, was ultimately recovered and secured as evidence.
In addition, two vehicles were secured that were deemed to have a nexus to this investigation.  Court authorized search warrants were executed on these vehicles, resulting in the recovery of distribution quantities of suspected cocaine in one of the cars.
As a result of this investigation, Nick McNeal was charged with Obstruction (disorderly persons offense).  This charge was placed on a summons complaint and he was released with a court date.
Alexander Williams was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun (2nd degree), Possession of a Handgun for Unlawful Purpose (2nd degree), Certain Person Not to Possess a Handgun (2nd degree), Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) / Cocaine (3rd degree), Possession of CDS / Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute (3rd degree), and Possession of CDS / Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute Within 500 Feet of a Certain Public Place / Housing Authority Property (2nd degree).  Williams 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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