Woman Suffers Chemical Burn at Middle Twp. Home

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce police are investigating hazardous materials scene in the 600 block of Dias Creek Road in Middle Township.

According to police, at approximately 4:06 a.m., Middle Township Patrol Officers and Middle Township EMS were called to a residence on Dias Creek Road for a report of medical assistance.

Upon arrival, police found Sarah Louthe, 26, who had a non-life threatening chemical burn.

Detectives from the Middle Township Police Department, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Cape May County CBRNE Team responded and conducted an investigation.

According to Detectives, the chemicals at this residence are legal to purchase, and the burn received by Louthe was accidental.

Louthe later refused medical treatment.

At the time of this release, no charges were filed as a result of this investigation and the residence was determined to be safe.

Prosecutor Taylor advises that this is an ongoing investigation and this incident continues to be investigated by detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Middle Township Police Department.

Prosecutor Taylor urges anyone who has information concerning this investigation to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700 or text TIP MTPDTIPS followed by your message to 888777 or text through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on the anonymous tip.