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Teen Charged Two Months After Another Teen Injured In Atlantic City Shooting: Police Teen Charged Two Months After Another Teen Injured In Atlantic City Shooting: Police
Teen Charged Two Months After Another Teen Injured In Atlantic City Shooting: Police A Mays Landing teen was criminally charged two months after another teen was shot in Atlantic City, authorities said. Quamir Kirkland, 18, was given his charges while in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in an unrelated case, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release on Tuesday, July 16. He was accused of shooting a 15-year-old boy back on Tuesday, May 7. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue at around 11:07 p.m. They found the teen with a gunshot wound and he was brought to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City …
Two Wanted Men, Teen Arrested In Two Stabbings And Shooting In Atlantic City: Police Two Wanted Men, Teen Arrested In Two Stabbings And Shooting In Atlantic City: Police
Two Wanted Men, Teen Arrested In Two Stabbings And Shooting In Atlantic City: Police Two men and a teen from Atlantic City were accused of two stabbings and a shooting in less than six hours, authorities said. Atlantic City police responded to a fight near the intersection of Tennessee and Atlantic avenues at around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 8, the department said in a news release. Officers found a 20-year-old with a stab wound and he was brought to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Division, with a non-life-threatening injury. Police arrested 37-year-old James Knight. He was found with a knife and had an active arrest warrant. Knight was c…
Man Set Off Explosive Device On Atlantic City Sidewalk, Police Say Man Set Off Explosive Device On Atlantic City Sidewalk, Police Say
Man Set Off Explosive Device On Atlantic City Sidewalk, Police Say An Atlantic City man was accused of setting off an explosive device downtown, authorities said. Stacy Thomas, 38, was arrested on Wednesday, July 10, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. An officer saw an explosion on a sidewalk on the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue at around 2:03 a.m. The officer saw someone running from the area but first went to the explosion site to see if there were any victims. No one was injured and no buildings were damaged. Police found surveillance video showing the suspect who was the man seen running from the explosion. Another office…
Two Men Stole Cellphones From Store In Atlantic City, Police Say Two Men Stole Cellphones From Store In Atlantic City, Police Say
Two Men Stole Cellphones From Store In Atlantic City, Police Say Two Atlantic City men were accused of breaking into a cellphone store and stealing several phones, authorities said. Keith Faulkner, 51, and Scott Sewell, 56, were arrested on Friday, July 5, the Atlantic City Poice Department said in a news release on Monday, July 8. Officers responded to Metro by T-Mobile on the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue at around 6:41 a.m. Investigators said two suspects entered the store when it was closed and took several cellphones, along with other items. Police found Faulkner and Sewell in a rideshare vehicle during a vehicle stop on the 300 block…
Four People Sold Psychedelic Mushrooms, Marijuana At Atlantic City Convenience Stores: Police Four People Sold Psychedelic Mushrooms, Marijuana At Atlantic City Convenience Stores: Police
Four People Sold Psychedelic Mushrooms, Marijuana At Atlantic City Convenience Stores: Police Four people from Atlantic City were accused of selling psychedelic mushrooms and marijuana at two convenience stores, authorities said. Atlantic City police raided Tha Afty on South Rhode Island Avenue and Tha Afty Express on Atlantic Avenue on Wednesday, May 29, the department said in a news release. Officers also executed search warrants on a home on the 1100 block of Adriatic Avenue and three vehicles. Charles Butler, 46, and Tiarra Rodriguez, 35, were taken into custody as they left their home. Police also arrested a family member, 18-year-old Amir Butler, and a store employee, 38-…
Stolen Car's Dashboard Camera Helps Catch Thief In Atlantic City, Police Say Stolen Car's Dashboard Camera Helps Catch Thief In Atlantic City, Police Say
Stolen Car's Dashboard Camera Helps Catch Thief In Atlantic City, Police Say A car owner's dashboard camera was credited for helping catch a Virginia man accused of stealing it in Atlantic City, authorities said. Brandon Keyser, 31, of Topping, VA, was arrested on Thursday, May 23, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. He was charged with theft. Officers responded to a stolen vehicle report on North Morris Avenue at around 4:53 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Police found the car several hours later on the 2600 block of Atlantic Avenue. The owner arrived to get his car back and told an officer he had a dashboard camera inside it. Investigators…
Two Men Wanted In Separate Atlantic City Shootings: Police Two Men Wanted In Separate Atlantic City Shootings: Police
Two Men Wanted In Separate Atlantic City Shootings: Police Police are searching for two men in separate shootings in Atlantic City, authorities said. In a news release on Monday, May 6, Atlantic City police said 19-year-old Ashan Jackson of Galloway was wanted in a shooting on Wednesday, Mar. 13. He was facing two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Police responded to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, at around 2:34 a.m. after a 29-year-old man from Pleasantville walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound. He was treated after he was shot durin…
Men Found With Loaded Gun, Drug-Dealing Equipment In Atlantic City: Police Men Found With Loaded Gun, Drug-Dealing Equipment In Atlantic City: Police
Isaiah Butler And James Gallaway Arrested Two men were accused of having a loaded gun and items used for selling drugs during a traffic stop in Atlantic City, authorities said. Isaiah Butler, 23, of Atlantic City, and 22-year-old James Gallaway of Millville were arrested on Monday, Apr. 15, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. An officer stopped the men in a vehicle on the 1900 block of Atlantic Avenue at around 8:38 p.m. As the officer approached the vehicle to talk with Butler, he saw some drug-dealing items in the backseat. The two men were arrested and a loaded gun was also found in a bag in the back…
Housing Development Aims To Revitalize 'Pretty Desolate' Part Of Atlantic City Housing Development Aims To Revitalize 'Pretty Desolate' Part Of Atlantic City
Housing Development Aims To Revitalize 'Pretty Desolate' Part Of Atlantic City A project is aiming to bring more affordable housing to an underdeveloped area of Atlantic City, officials said. Construction crews are building four multi-family homes in a development in the Southeast Inlet called Lighthouse Row. The $4 million project is in a previously vacant lot off South New Hampshire Avenue between Atlantic and Pacific avenues. Mayor Marty Small Sr. and other officials held a news conference on Tuesday, Mar. 19 to showcase the work near the Absecon Lighthouse. They were joined by developer Keith Groff, who has owned a home in the neighborhood for about 20 y…
20-Year-Old Admits To Shooting Man In Head On Atlantic City Boardwalk: Prosecutors 20-Year-Old Admits To Shooting Man In Head On Atlantic City Boardwalk: Prosecutors
Wesley Briscoe Guilty Plea An Atlantic City man admitted to shooting another man on the boardwalk early in the morning, authorities said. Wesley Briscoe, 20, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to second-degree aggravated assault, fourth-degree pointing a firearm, and fourth-degree hindering his own apprehension. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced the plea in a news release on Friday, Feb. 23. A 20-year-old man was shot in the head on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at around 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Investigators said surveillance video and witnesses confirmed Briscoe was the shoo…
Atlantic City Police Arrest Seven In Drug Busts Atlantic City Police Arrest Seven In Drug Busts
Atlantic City Police Arrest Seven In Drug Busts Seven people were arrested in Atlantic City in anti-drug operations that targeted areas that were the source of frequent complaints, authorities said. The Atlantic City Police Department announced the arrests of six men and a woman in a news release on Thursday, Feb. 22. Officers conducted two surveillance operations after receiving the complaints at the city's CITISTAT meetings. Police saw two Atlantic City men, 48-year-old Alexie Cordero and 58-year-old John Jamison, making a drug deal on the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue on Monday, Feb. 19. The men were arrested and officers recovered se…
Heroin, Fentanyl, Guns Seized, 17 Arrests Made In Atlantic City Operations Heroin, Fentanyl, Guns Seized, 17 Arrests Made In Atlantic City Operations
Heroin, Fentanyl, Guns Seized, 17 Arrests Made In Atlantic City Operations More than a dozen people have been arrested in a wave of violence and killings that marred the beginning of 2024 in Atlantic City, authorities said. Atlantic City police arrested 17 people in several operations targeting "areas of violence" from January, the department announced on Tuesday, Feb. 6. One additional person is wanted in the crime surge. Seven of the 17 arrested people were being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, while the other 10 were released on a summons with a future court date. The identities of those arrested were not released. During the arrests, office…
Police ID Man Killed In Atlantic City's Latest Shooting Police ID Man Killed In Atlantic City's Latest Shooting
Police ID Man Killed In Atlantic City's Latest Shooting An Atlantic City man was shot and killed on Saturday, Jan. 20, in another incident marking a deadly start to 2024 in the city, authorities said. City police responded to a shooting report at 119 North Virginia Avenue just before 7:30 p.m., the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced on Sunday, Jan. 21.  Officers found 32-year-old Christian Hunter with several gunshot wounds and unresponsive on the sidewalk. Hunter was rushed to AtlantiCare Medical Center, City Division, where he was pronounced dead. The South Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to fig…
Two Teens Charged In Killing Of 14-Year-Old In Atlantic City Two Teens Charged In Killing Of 14-Year-Old In Atlantic City
Two Teens Charged In Killing Of 14-Year-Old In Atlantic City Two teenagers are facing charges in the killing of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the head in Atlantic City earlier this month, authorities said. The two charged teens are 16 years old and were arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 9, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced on Tuesday, Jan. 16.  One boy is being held at Harborfields Atlantic Youth Center in Egg Harbor City and the other is in custody at the Essex County Youth Detention Center in Newark. Atlantic City police responded to a shooting on the 3300 block of Atlantic Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5. O…
'We Need Help:' Atlantic City Leaders Plead For Support After Deadly Start To 2024 'We Need Help:' Atlantic City Leaders Plead For Support After Deadly Start To 2024
'We Need Help:' Atlantic City Leaders Plead For Support After Deadly Start To 2024 Atlantic City leaders responded to criticism and called for community support after four homicides in the city during the first week of 2024. Mayor Marty Small Sr. held a news conference with city police Chief James Sarkos on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to address the sharp rise in deadly violence to start the new year. They were joined by members of the city's anti-violence and reentry services teams. Mayor Small Sr. said he was frustrated by a police union statement released on Monday, Jan. 8 that criticized the city for not having enough resources. "We gave this police department a gr…
'Alarming' Surge In Homicides Prompts Atlantic City Police Union's Request For More Officers 'Alarming' Surge In Homicides Prompts Atlantic City Police Union's Request For More Officers
'Alarming' Surge In Homicides Prompts Atlantic City Police Union's Request For More Officers After four homicides in Atlantic City in the first week of 2024, the city's police union is calling for more officers to handle the "recent surge" in violence. Atlantic City Police Benevolent Association Local 24 posted a statement about the wave of killings on its Facebook page on Monday, Jan. 8.  The union said it's "deeply concerned" about the dramatic rise in the city's homicide rate compared to last year. "In the first seven days of 2024, there have been four homicides," said union president Jules Schwenger. "In all of 2023, we had a total of seven. This alarming trend …
Cape May County Man Killed In Atlantic City Shooting Cape May County Man Killed In Atlantic City Shooting
Cape May County Man Killed In Atlantic City Shooting An Upper Township man was killed in a late night double shooting in Atlantic City on Sunday, Jan. 7, authorities said. City police responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 1100 block of Monroe Avenue just after 10 p.m., according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. When officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds at the scene. Kevin Gayle, Jr., 37, of Marmora was unresponsive. He was rushed to AtlantiCare Medical Center, City Division, and was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 24-year-old Atlantic City man was also taken to the hospital in the shooting. He was tre…
Atlantic City Teen Killed, Another Injured In Shooting Atlantic City Teen Killed, Another Injured In Shooting
Atlantic City Teen Killed, Another Injured In Shooting An Atlantic City teen was killed and another was injured in a late night shooting, authorities said. City police responded to reports of shots fired on the 3300 block of Atlantic Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. When officers arrived, they found two teen boys on the sidewalk and in the road with gunshot wounds. The two teens were rushed to AtlantiCare Medical Center, City Division. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and died on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 3:27 p.m. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and was released fro…
$3.75M Federal Grant Will Get Atlantic City 30 New Police Officers $3.75M Federal Grant Will Get Atlantic City 30 New Police Officers
$3.75M Federal Grant Will Get Atlantic City 30 New Police Officers Atlantic City will be able to hire 30 new police officers thanks to a $3.75 million federal COPS grant, officials said. Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr., and Atlantic City Police Chief James Sarkos announced the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Grant on Monday, Nov. 13. Atlantic City’s grant is the largest grant awarded in New Jersey, they said, and one of the largest 2023 grants provided nationwide. “Public safety is a top priority of my Administration, and we are constantly looking for ways to make improvements,” Small said in a press statement. “This funding for 30 new of…
Woman Threw Stone Pavers Through City Hall Windows In Atlantic City: Police Woman Threw Stone Pavers Through City Hall Windows In Atlantic City: Police
Woman Threw Stone Pavers Through City Hall Windows In Atlantic City: Police A 35-year-old woman has been arrested for throwing stone pavers through windows at City Hall in Atlantic City, authorities said. On Sunday, Oct. 8, at 12:05 a.m., patrol officers responded to City Hall in the 1300 block of Bacharach Boulevard for damage done to windows. Arriving officers found that several windows at the front entrance to the building had been shattered. Paver stones were found inside the building. Surveillance Center personnel viewed video of the suspect.  At approximately 1 p.m. Officer Anthony Nastasi observed Tahmira Mackey near Pennsylvania and Atlantic Avenues…
Atlantic City Woman Hired Teen For $5K To Shoot Victim Who Stabbed Her: Prosecutor Atlantic City Woman Hired Teen For $5K To Shoot Victim Who Stabbed Her: Prosecutor
Atlantic City Woman Hired Teen For $5K To Shoot Victim Who Stabbed Her: Prosecutor A 29-year-old Atlantic City woman has admitted to hiring a teenager to shoot another woman who previously stabbed her, authorities said. Rashanah Camper pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. On April 24, 2019, Camper hired a then 16-year-old juvenile, Naim T. Madison, to shoot the victim, D.M., in the area of Atlantic and Tennessee Avenues in Atlantic City. Camper provided Madison with the handgun used in the shooting and drove him around the city until t…
Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze In Atlantic City (DEVELOPING) Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze In Atlantic City (DEVELOPING)
Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze In Atlantic City (Developing) Firefighters were battling a massive three-alarm blaze in Atlantic City, authorities said. Atlantic City police advised people to avoid Belfield Avenue. This includes New York Avenue to Kentucky Avenue on both Atlantic and Pacific Avenues, police said. The fire reportedly involved a three-story dwelling with people trapped, according to a developing, unconfirmed report.
Four Arrested On Cocaine, Heroin, Weapons Charges In Atlantic City: Police Four Arrested On Cocaine, Heroin, Weapons Charges In Atlantic City: Police
Four Arrested On Cocaine, Heroin, Weapons Charges In Atlantic City: Police Four men were charged with dealing cocaine or heroin in Atlantic City, authorities said. On Friday, May 19, Detectives Christopher Dodson, Eric Evans, Alberto Valles, and Kevin Perez under the supervision of Sgt. Garry Stowe were assigned to patrol specific areas of the city. Dodson received detailed information in reference to a group of men allegedly selling drugs in the 2400 block of Arctic Avenue, Atlantic City police said. Also, one of the men, Khalil Watts, reportedly was in possession of a firearm, police said. After observing the group for a period of time, the detectives along wi…
Man Takes Fatal Leap From Atlantic City Parking Garage Man Takes Fatal Leap From Atlantic City Parking Garage
Man Takes Fatal Leap From Atlantic City Parking Garage A 42-year-old Florida man jumped to his death from a parking garage in Atlantic City, authorities said. On Thursday, May 11, at 10:47 a.m., Atlantic City patrol officers responded to Mississippi and Atlantic Avenues in reference to witness reports of a man jumping from a parking garage.  Officers found the man and attempted to render medical aid.  Emergency Medical personnel arrived on scene and the man, 42, of Riviera Beach, FL, was pronounced dead. Officers spoke with witnesses who reported seeing the man intentionally jump from an upper level. For anyone that needs assistanc…
Fugitive Arrested In Atlantic City Shooting: Police Fugitive Arrested In Atlantic City Shooting: Police
Fugitive Arrested In Atlantic City Shooting: Police A 52-year-old Atlantic City man wanted in a shooting has been arrested, authorities said. John Coles was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the March 23 shooting, Atlantic City police said on Monday, April 10. Officers located Coles in the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue. Coles was arrested without incident, police said. The shooting incident originated on March 23. At 8:20 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Memorial Avenue for gunshots being fired. Two days later, the victim, 42, from Hillside, walked into the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Cit…
Pair Arrested For Selling Cocaine, Heroin In Atlantic City Pair Arrested For Selling Cocaine, Heroin In Atlantic City
Pair Arrested For Selling Cocaine, Heroin In Atlantic City Two men were arrested for dealing drugs in Atlantic City, authorities said. On Wednesday, March 15, members of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section conducted a surveillance operation in Renaissance Plaza, located in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue.  Detectives observed two suspects, Rashawn Davis and Guy Bruce, engage in multiple suspected drug transactions, police said. Davis and Bruce were subsequently detained and found in possession of over half an ounce of suspected cocaine and 20 individual wax folds of suspected heroin. About $700.cash believed…
Crack Cocaine Recovered In Atlantic City Sting Crack Cocaine Recovered In Atlantic City Sting
Crack Cocaine Recovered In Atlantic City Sting A surveillance operation resulted in the arrest of an Atlantic City man and the recovery of crack cocaine, authorities said. Officer Nickolas Cardani was conducting surveillance on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue when he observed two males engage in a suspected drug transaction, Atlantic City police said. A description of both suspects was broadcasted city-wide to patrol units. Officer Louis Scarlata observed a male, Deshawn Mallory, matching the description of one of the suspects, police said. Mallory was taken into custody after he was found in possession of approxi…
Pair Arrested After Holding Woman Against Her Will In Atlantic City Pair Arrested After Holding Woman Against Her Will In Atlantic City
Pair Arrested After Holding Woman Against Her Will In Atlantic City A man and a woman were arrested after allegedly holding a female acquaintance against her will after an argument, authorities said. At approximately 12:36 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 30, Atlantic City patrol were dispatched to the first block of north Missouri Avenue after police communications received a 911 call from a female reporting that she was being chased by a male with a gun who was driving a silver Chevy Equinox.  Moments later, police communications received a second 911 call from a concerned citizen who witnessed two females in a fight at the corner of Missouri and Atlantic Avenu…
Two Women Arrested For Robbing Convenience Store In Atlantic City Two Women Arrested For Robbing Convenience Store In Atlantic City
Two Women Arrested For Robbing Convenience Store In Atlantic City Two Atlantic City women were arrested and charged with robbery after assaulting two store employees and stealing items from a store, authorities said. At 1:58 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, patrol officers were dispatched to a convenience store in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue for a fight inside the store.  Officers Latray Butcher and Robert Reynolds arrived and made contact with two store employees who reported they were assaulted and robbed by two females who had fled.  The officers observed the store had sustained extensive damage as a result of the physical altercation. The …
New Canine-Friendly Bar-Restaurant Coming To Jersey Shore Is Doggone Special New Canine-Friendly Bar-Restaurant Coming To Jersey Shore Is Doggone Special
New Canine-Friendly Bar-Restaurant Coming To Jersey Shore Is Doggone Special A good neighborhood bar that’s dog-friendly needs to meet the needs of its human and canine customers alike. The two-legged patron wants a lively atmosphere, delicious food and a wide beverage selection. Those with four legs simply want some outdoor space, a freshly filled water bowl and servers who love to fawn over the furry guests.  Good Dog Bar AC on Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City meets all those demands and more, according to its owners, Heather Gleason and Dave Garry. Their Good Dog Bar in Philadelphia — which opened in 2003 — was named because of their love for dogs so why not k…
7 Arrested In Cocaine, Heroin Sting In Atlantic City 7 Arrested In Cocaine, Heroin Sting In Atlantic City
7 Arrested In Cocaine, Heroin Sting In Atlantic City Seven people were arrested in Atlantic City during a multi-agency sting operation, authorities said. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, members of the Atlantic City Police Special Investigations Section, in conjunction with the DEA Atlantic City Resident Office and the Liberty Mid-Atlantic DEA Atlantic County HIDTA Task Force, conducted surveillance operations in the areas of the 1800 block of Hummock Avenue and the 1300 to 1600 blocks of Atlantic Avenue. Over an ounce of suspected cocaine along with distribution amounts of packaged heroin were recovered during the operation. In addition, over $2,000 b…