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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…
Wanted Trio Arrested After Shooting, Found With Drugs At Atlantic City Motel: Police Wanted Trio Arrested After Shooting, Found With Drugs At Atlantic City Motel: Police
Wanted Trio Arrested After Shooting, Found With Drugs At Atlantic City Motel: Police A wanted Camden man was accused in a shooting and found in an Atlantic City hotel room with two other people with arrest warrants, authorities said. Ricardo Berrios, 37, was charged in the shooting on Friday, July 5, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release on Wednesday, July 10. He was already in custody on drug charges. Police found a 53-year-old Atlantic City man with a gunshot wound on the first block of South Florida Avenue at around 12:53 a.m. He was brought to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus, and was expected to survive his injuries. …
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…
Atlantic City Woman Crashed Vehicle With Kids Inside While Avoiding Repossession, Police Say Atlantic City Woman Crashed Vehicle With Kids Inside While Avoiding Repossession, Police Say
Atlantic City Woman Crashed Vehicle With Kids Inside While Avoiding Repossession, Police Say An Atlantic City woman was accused of crashing into several vehicles with her children inside her vehicle, which was being repossessed, authorities said. Taquanda Roberts, 32, was arrested on Thursday, July 4, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, eluding, and criminal mischief. An officer responded to the 700 block of Maryland Avenue about a dispute involving a vehicle being repossessed at 1:34 p.m. After speaking with Roberts and a tow truck driver, Roberts got in her vehicle and sped onto a sidewalk while the …
Mother, Son Had Stolen Gun, Large Amount Of Marijuana Edibles In Atlantic City: Police Mother, Son Had Stolen Gun, Large Amount Of Marijuana Edibles In Atlantic City: Police
Mother, Son Had Stolen Gun, Large Amount Of Marijuana Edibles In Atlantic City: Police An Atlantic City mother and son were accused of having a stolen gun, a ghost gun, and a large amount of marijuana edibles, authorities said. Jasmehir Belle, 25, and Tamiya Belle, 46, were arrested on Wednesday, July 3, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release on Friday, July 5. Their arrests came after a month-long investigation into drugs sold at a home on the 500 block of North Indiana Avenue. Jasmehir Belle was taken into custody after he left the home and police executed a search warrant. Officers found four guns, including a ghost gun and a gun stolen from Egg Ha…
Wanted Men Found With Gun, Meth In Rideshare Vehicle In Atlantic City: Police Wanted Men Found With Gun, Meth In Rideshare Vehicle In Atlantic City: Police
Wanted Men Found With Gun, Meth In Rideshare Vehicle In Atlantic City: Police Two wanted men were arrested after being accused of having a gun and methamphetamine in a rideshare vehicle in Atlantic City, authorities said. Atlantic City police responded to a report of an armed man on the 2800 block of Pacific Avenue on Friday, June 28, the department said in a news release. An officer found 40-year-old Matthew Murphy of Egg Harbor Township and 47-year-old Nathaniel Rodgers of Atlantic City entering a rideshare vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle and found a gun while talking with the men. Officers also discovered the men had active arrest warrants and Murphy had …
Pleasantville Man Accused Of Luring 13-Year-Old Girl For Sex In Atlantic City, Police Say Pleasantville Man Accused Of Luring 13-Year-Old Girl For Sex In Atlantic City, Police Say
Pleasantville Man Accused Of Luring 13-Year-Old Girl For Sex In Atlantic City, Police Say A Pleasantville man was accused of trying to have a sexual relationship with a teen girl, authorities said. Javier Erazo, 21, was arrested on Saturday, June 22, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. Officers responded to a report of Erazo meeting up with a 13-year-old girl near Kingston and Sunset avenues at around 2:28 p.m. Police found the two and started talking with them about their relationship. Officers learned they had met on social media. Erazo was taken into custody after police learned he was aware of the girl's age and "wanted to engage in a sexual rel…
Three Men Accused Of Selling Cocaine, Suboxone, Prescription Pills In Atlantic City: Police Three Men Accused Of Selling Cocaine, Suboxone, Prescription Pills In Atlantic City: Police
Three Men Accused Of Selling Cocaine, Suboxone, Prescription Pills In Atlantic City: Police Three Atlantic City men were accused of selling cocaine, suboxone, and prescription pills, authorities said. Atlantic City police arrested 60-year-old Ricky Bailey, 37-year-old Floyd Spencer, and 22-year-old Christian Mateo, the department said in a news release on Thursday, June 27. The men were taken into custody by the department's special investigations section in two separate incidents on Tuesday, June 25. Bailey was arrested on the 1800 block of Hummock Avenue after officers saw him making a drug deal. The other two men were taken into custody on the first block of Sout…
Philly Teen Arrested, Suspects Wanted In Fight Near Atlantic City Boardwalk: Police Philly Teen Arrested, Suspects Wanted In Fight Near Atlantic City Boardwalk: Police
Philly Teen Arrested, Suspects Wanted In Fight Near Atlantic City Boardwalk: Police A Philadelphia teen was arrested and several other people were wanted in a fight near the Atlantic City Boardwalk, authorities said. Joseph Miller, 19, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and possession of a large-capacity magazine, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. Officers responded to a fight on the beach block of South New York Avenue at around 9:13 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Police spoke with Miller who was involved in the fight. Investigators said Miller and some friends began to fight with&nbs…
Two Atlantic City Police Vehicles Crash While Responding To Robbery Suspect Two Atlantic City Police Vehicles Crash While Responding To Robbery Suspect
Two Atlantic City Police Vehicles Crash While Responding To Robbery Suspect Two Atlantic City police cruisers crashed while looking for a robbery suspect, authorities said. Two marked police vehicles crashed at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. The crash happened at around 5:59 p.m. on Friday, June 21. One police vehicle hit a traffic light, which fell onto the roof of a third vehicle. Two officers were brought to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with non-life-threatening injuries. No one was injured in the third vehicle. The offi…
Galloway Township Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City: Police Galloway Township Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City: Police
Galloway Township Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City: Police A Galloway Township woman was found dead in Atlantic City, authorities said. In a news release, Atlantic City police said officers responded to a report of the woman's body near the intersection of Hummock and Trinity avenues at around 10:11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Police and firefighters confirmed the 34-year-old woman was dead. Investigators were looking into what led up to her death. The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy on her body. This is the second woman found dead in Atlantic City in about a week. The body of 29-year-old Janessa Morgan was…
Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City Apartment, Prosecutors Say Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City Apartment, Prosecutors Say
Woman Found Dead In Atlantic City Apartment, Prosecutors Say A woman was found dead in an Atlantic City apartment, authorities said. Atlantic City police discovered 29-year-old Janessa Morgan's body inside a second-floor apartment at 3 South Raleigh Avenue at around 10:09 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release on Thursday, June 13. A pronouncement nurse declared her dead at the scene. The South Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy on Morgan to determine her cause of death. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Dep…
VIDEO: Atlantic City Police Officer Rescues Teen Girl, Four Pets From House Fire VIDEO: Atlantic City Police Officer Rescues Teen Girl, Four Pets From House Fire
Video: Atlantic City Police Officer Rescues Teen Girl, Four Pets From House Fire An Atlantic City police officer was praised for rescuing a teen and four pets from a house fire, authorities said. Officer Riley Flynn saved the girl and animals at around 12:58 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. The police department also released body camera video of the rescue on Tuesday, June 4. The video showed Officer Flynn running toward someone yelling for help outside a home on the 800 block of North Maryland Avenue. "I tried to bust down this window," one witness said. "I can't do anything." Officer Flynn notic…
Man Found With Cocaine, Loaded Gun, Drug-Dealing Items In Atlantic City: Police Man Found With Cocaine, Loaded Gun, Drug-Dealing Items In Atlantic City: Police
Man Found With Cocaine, Loaded Gun, Drug-Dealing Items In Atlantic City: Police An Atlantic City man was accused of having drugs and a loaded gun, authorities said. Anthony Ford Jr., 20, was arrested on Thursday, May 28, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release on Friday, May 31. He was stopped by officers while driving on Arkansas Avenue at around 7:51 p.m. A K9 officer smelled the presence of drugs inside Ford's vehicle. Police found a backpack with a loaded gun, 18 grams of cocaine, 43 grams of marijuana, and drug-dealing paraphernalia. Ford was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition, possessi…
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…
Man With Gun Tried To Steal Mother's Car With Child In Backseat In Atlantic City: Police Man With Gun Tried To Steal Mother's Car With Child In Backseat In Atlantic City: Police
Man With Gun Tried To Steal Mother's Car With Child In Backseat In Atlantic City: Police An Atlantic City man was accused of trying to steal a mother's car while she was inside it with her child, authorities said. Tuwan Gainer, 31, was arrested on Saturday, May 25, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. The woman stopped an officer to report the attempted carjacking at around 1:10 a.m. Investigators said Gainer approached her car with a gun near the intersection of Bellevue and Pacific avenues. The woman's child was in the backseat. Officers saw Gainer near the intersection of Florida and Pacific avenues. He ran away but police eventually ca…
Teen Killed In Memorial Day Crash On Route 30 In Atlantic City Teen Killed In Memorial Day Crash On Route 30 In Atlantic City
Teen Killed In Memorial Day Crash On Route 30 In Atlantic City A teen was killed when she crashed into a light pole on Memorial Day in Atlantic City, authorities said.  The 19-year-old woman died in the wreck on Route 30 West on Monday, May 27, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. The crash happened near milepost 56 at around 2:53 p.m. Witnesses told police while changing lanes, the vehicle left the road "for an unknown reason." The vehicle hit a light pole and several road signs. The teen driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information about the crash should call Atlantic City police at 609-347-5…
Galloway, Egg Harbor Women Charged In Shooting Of 11-Year-Old Boy In Atlantic City: Cops Galloway, Egg Harbor Women Charged In Shooting Of 11-Year-Old Boy In Atlantic City: Cops
Galloway, Egg Harbor Women Charged In Shooting Of 11-Year-Old Boy In Atlantic City: Cops Two women have been arrested in connection with the shooting of an 11-year-old boy struck by a stray bullet on Saturday night, May 25 in Atlantic City, police said. Yanirah Davis, 22, of Galloway, and Yontay Cooper, 33, of Egg Harbor, showed up to the 100 block of north Rhode Island Avenue with a hammer and a handgun to encounter a group that they had a prior altercation with, city police said. They began to smash out a vehicle's window, and then began to shoot at the group. One of the fired projectiles entered a home and struck the boy while he was lying on the floor around 10:25 p.m., pol…
Five Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City, Philly Fugitive Caught: Police Five Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City, Philly Fugitive Caught: Police
Five Arrested On Drug Charges In Atlantic City, Philly Fugitive Caught: Police Four men and two teens were arrested in Atlantic City, five of whom were accused of selling heroin, cocaine, and Xanax, authorities said. The six suspects were taken into custody during "an operation targeting areas of concern." The Atlantic City Police Department announced the arrests in a news release on Wednesday, May 22.  Officers seized 70 bags of heroin, more than three grams of cocaine, and 51 Xanax prescription pills. Five of the suspects were arrested on drug dealing and possession charges.  Raymond Knight Jr., 40, of Egg Harbor Township, was charged with …
Northfield Woman Used Sister's Identity During Stolen Vehicle Arrest In Atlantic City: Police Northfield Woman Used Sister's Identity During Stolen Vehicle Arrest In Atlantic City: Police
Northfield Woman Used Sister's Identity During Stolen Vehicle Arrest In Atlantic City: Police An Atlantic County woman was accused of using her sister's identity when she was arrested in a stolen vehicle investigation, authorities said. Caitlin Rainey, 33, of Northfield, was arrested on Sunday, May 12. The Atlantic City Police Department issued a news release on Thursday, May 16 to update the original information it released about the arrest on Tuesday, May 14. An officer found an empty and stolen minivan on the first block of Tennessee Avenue at around 6:57 p.m. on Sunday. Shortly before police arrived, surveillance video showed two people leaving the minivan, which had been report…
Vehicle Thief Arrested Twice In Eight Hours By Same Atlantic City Officer, Police Say Vehicle Thief Arrested Twice In Eight Hours By Same Atlantic City Officer, Police Say
Adam Ross Of Absecon Arrested A man was accused of stealing a vehicle twice in about eight hours and getting caught by the same police officer in Atlantic City, authorities said. In a news release on Tuesday, May 14, the Atlantic City Police Department arrested 33-year-old Adam Ross of Absecon. He was charged with two counts each of theft and receiving stolen property. An officer found an empty and stolen minivan on the first block of Tennessee Avenue at around 6:57 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Shortly before police arrived, surveillance video showed two people leaving the minivan, which had been reported stolen earlier in t…
Man Crashed Stolen Vehicle, Stabbed Another Man In Atlantic City Crime Spree: Police Man Crashed Stolen Vehicle, Stabbed Another Man In Atlantic City Crime Spree: Police
Chreshull Rucker Arrested An Atlantic City man was accused of stabbing another man and crashing a vehicle he stole from someone else, authorities said. Chreshull Rucker, 34, was arrested on Sunday, May 12, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release on Tuesday, May 14. Officers responded to the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue at around 9:06 a.m. and a person said their vehicle was stolen when they left it running while going into a store. Police found Rucker driving the stolen vehicle but he sped away when an officer tried to stop him. Rucker then crashed into a vehicle when he ran a red light at t…
Central Jersey Fugitive Shot In Atlantic City, Found With Cocaine Bags: Police Central Jersey Fugitive Shot In Atlantic City, Found With Cocaine Bags: Police
Luis Mateo Of Ewing Arrested A Mercer County fugitive was accused of having bags of cocaine after he was shot in Atlantic City near Boardwalk Hall, authorities said. Luis Mateo, 41, of Ewing, was arrested on Sunday, May 12, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release on Tuesday, May 14. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Police responded to a report of a man bleeding near the intersection of Georgia and Pacific avenues at around 5:39 a.m. Officers found Matteo with a gunshot wound and he refused to cooperate with police. Mateo was brought to AtlantiCare Regional Med…
Wanted Mays Landing Man Found With Loaded Gun While Speeding In Atlantic City: Police Wanted Mays Landing Man Found With Loaded Gun While Speeding In Atlantic City: Police
Naji Hart Of Mays Landing Arrested A wanted man was accused of having a loaded gun and brass knuckles in Atlantic City, authorities said. Naji Hart, 24, of Mays Landing, was arrested on Saturday, May 11, the Atlantic City Police Department said in a news release. He was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition, and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. Atlantic City police stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 30 at around 6:28 p.m. Officers said they saw Hart move from the driver's seat to the passenger's seat immediately after they stopped him…
Trio Arrested With Guns After Shots Fired From Atlantic City Hotel Balcony: Police Trio Arrested With Guns After Shots Fired From Atlantic City Hotel Balcony: Police
Corey Brown, Malik Dean, Zara Griffiths Arrested Two men and a woman were accused of firing gunshots from the balcony of a hotel near the beachfront in Atlantic City, authorities said. In a news release on Tuesday, May 7, Atlantic City police said 42-year-old Corey Brown of Chesapeake, VA, 43-year-old Malik Dean of Philadelphia, and 41-year-old Zara Griffiths of Paoli, PA, were arrested on Saturday, May 5. Officers responded to a report of gunshots fired from a balcony at the Club Wyndham Skyline Tower on South North Carolina Avenue at around 10:20 p.m. Police learned that the shots came from a room on the 21st floor. Brown, Dean, a…
Man Locked Ex-Girlfriend In Crawl Space Of Atlantic City Apartment: Police Man Locked Ex-Girlfriend In Crawl Space Of Atlantic City Apartment: Police
Gary Lockel Of Atlantic City Arrested An Atlantic City man was accused of locking his ex-girlfriend in an apartment's crawl space, authorities said. Gary Lockel, 54, was arrested on Friday, May 3, the department said in a news release. He was charged with criminal restraint, terroristic threats, simple assault, obstruction of justice, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Atlantic City police responded to the 1400 block of Absecon Boulevard at around 4:37 p.m. Officers received a report of a woman who was assaulted, held against her will, and feared for her life. A 911 caller said Lockel forced the woman into the crawl space an…
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…
Teens Stabbed, Punched NYC Man At Atlantic City Hotel: Police Teens Stabbed, Punched NYC Man At Atlantic City Hotel: Police
Julius Reed And Tyreke Allen-Whittaker Arrested Two South Jersey teens were accused of taking part in the assault and stabbing of a New York City man at an Atlantic City hotel, authorities said. In a news release on Friday, Apr. 26, Atlantic City police said 19-year-old Julius Reed of Atlantic City and 18-year-old Tyreke Allen-Whittaker of Bridgeton were arrested. The announcement of their arrests came one day after police said 20-year-old Marquise Cottman of Millville was also facing charges in the attack. Police responded to a stabbing at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City on the 800 block of the Boardwalk at around 9 p.m. on Wedne…
Fugitive Arrested In Atlantic City Hotel Stabbing, More Suspects Wanted Fugitive Arrested In Atlantic City Hotel Stabbing, More Suspects Wanted
Marquise Cottman Arrested A wanted man from Cumberland County was arrested and police were looking for more suspects after a man was stabbed at an Atlantic City hotel, authorities said. Marquise Cottman, 20, of Millville, was charged with aggravated assault, Atlantic City police said in a news release on Thursday, Apr. 25. Police responded to a stabbing at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City on the 800 block of the Boardwalk at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 24. An officer found a 25-year-old man from The Bronx, NY, heavily bleeding from a stab wound. The officer helped the man by applying a tourniquet to the man's…
Five Men Arrested On Drug Charges As Atlantic City Police Target Areas Of Violence Five Men Arrested On Drug Charges As Atlantic City Police Target Areas Of Violence
Five Men Arrested On Drug Charges As Atlantic City Police Target Areas Of Violence Five men were arrested in Atlantic City during a police operation targeting areas of violence, authorities said. In a news release, Atlantic City police said detectives conducted surveillance in the first block of South Florida Avenue on Thursday, Apr. 18. Four men were arrested for having or selling drugs. Isaiah Brown, 19, of Atlantic City, was taken into custody after running away from police. Once he was arrested, he continued to be uncooperative and struggled with detectives. Because of statements Brown made to police, he was brought to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Cente…