Monday, April 25, 2011

Assault on High Street

There is an article in the Daily Journal today, albeit with incorrect information that is easily checked, and so once again leads me to doubt the veracity of their reporting.

A 38-year-old Center City woman suffered abdominal lacerations in an assault at High and Mulberry streets. Lt. Edward Zadroga said the woman was flown from Millville Airport to a hospital.

The incident happened at about 11:45 p.m. Friday. After the victim was assaulted, she made her way to the China Wok restaurant at Main and South High streets to seek help, Zadroga said.
There is no restaurant called the China Wok at Main and High Sts.  There IS a China Wok at High and Mulberry.

Now that I think back, I remember seeing emergency lights at that location Friday evening around 12:20 PM on my way home from work. I just assumed it was another bar fight at Bojos.

The Press and the News have no coverage, as far as I can see. As to the identity of the victim - my first instinct is to think, at that location at that time of night, it is a local prostitute or druggie. From the scant information we have available, the attack didn't occur on High Street, but elsewhere. That section of 2nd St., a block away, is a well known area for prostitutes. until the Millville Police start stings that target the johns, not the whores, and publicizing their identities, this activity will continue unabated.

1 comment:

Alertguy said...

While out for an evening drive last night we counted 5 obvious prostitutes (they're out regularly) along 2nd street between Pine and the Sav-a-lot store, hanging around and flagging cars without concern over being caught.

Going after the Johns would be a very effective start. At least pressure the girls and chase them off the block at every chance.

I'd be willing to go a step further and see the police/news paper designate a weekly section of the paper to post a photo and charges for any felony convictions in town so people can be aware who lives among them.