Press Release - Aggravated Assault

Type of Incident: Aggravated Assault

Location: 426 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ, 08204

Date: 10/07/2021

Person(s) Involved:

Justin M. Gelbman

Age: 38

Address: Princeton, New Jersey

Charges: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. 

Officer(s) Involved: Cape May Patrol Division

Summary: On October 7, 2021, Justin M. Gelbman was involved in a verbal dispute that turned into a physical altercation.  During the verbal dispute, Justin M. Gelbman struck a victim in the head with a pint glass that resulted in injury to the victim.  Mr. Gelbman left the scene and was taken into custody by the responding officers of the Cape May Police Department’s Patrol Division.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Justin M. Gelbman was charged with:           

  1. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon - 2C:12-1B(2) – A Third Degree Crime
  2. Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes - 2C:39-4D – A Third Degree Crime
  3. Unlawful Possession of a Weapon - 2C:39-5D – A Fourth Degree Crime

Any charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty. 

Approved by: Chief Dekon W. Fashaw Sr. CMPD (or Member of Command Staff).