On May 26, 2018 at 8:50 PM, Wildwood Police Officers responded to a "shots fired" call in the area of 3811 Ocean Avenue. Detectives from the Wildwood Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office conducted an investigation which revealed Rivers and members of her family got into a verbal dispute with another group of individuals at which time Rivers pointed a 9mm handgun at two individuals and fired a round into the air over their heads. Rivers was initially charged by the Wildwood Police Department on May 26, 2018.
On August 28, 2018, a Grand Jury of the Cape May County Superior Court indicted Rivers for the charges of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the 2nd degree, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the 2nd degree, two counts of Aggravated Assault, crimes of the 2nd degree, and two counts of Aggravated Assault, crimes of the 4th degree. *
Prosecutor Sutherland advises that an individual charged with a 2nd degree crime can be sentenced to 10 - 20 years in New Jersey State Prison and crimes of the 4th degree can carry a sentence of up to 18 months in prison.
Prosecutor Sutherland continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report any information regarding illegal activity or any criminal activity within the community and this information can be reported to the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office at 609-465-1135 or anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465- 2800.
* Any charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty.