LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ--On August 27, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Lower Township Police Department received a report of a road rage incident where a male subject displayed a handgun. The incident happened in the area of Route 109 and the Garden State Parkway, in the Cold Spring section of the Township.
The male driver of a silver Hyundai SUV, with Pennsylvania tags, was holding a handgun and pointing it in the direction of the occupants of the other vehicle involved. Prior to officers arrival, information was received that the male subject and his female passenger fled the area traveling north on Seashore Road.
The victims were able to get the vehicle tag number of the actors and reported that information to the police. Responding officers, Patrolman Kyle Boyle and Patrolman Michael Szemcsak, checked the area for the vehicle and began contacting local campgrounds to see if that vehicle was registered to anyone staying in the local campgrounds. Once the officers found the campground where the actors were staying, they confirmed the car was still at their campsite. A few minutes later, the actors left the campground and were stopped by the officers. After receiving a valid consent to search, a firearm matching the one described by the victims was recovered.
The adult male, 72-year-old August Boback, was arrested and transported to the Lower Township Police Department for further investigation and processing. Boback was charged with 2 counts of possession of a firearm, a 4th-degree crime, unlawful possession of a weapon, a 3rd-degree crime, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, a 2nd-degree crime, and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm in the direction of another, a 4th-degree crime. At the conclusion of processing, Boback was transported to the Cape May County Correctional Facility.
There were no injuries related to this investigation, which was conducted by the Patrol and Detective Divisions within the Lower Township Police Department.
Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204