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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. …
Huge Cache Of Fireworks, Explosives Snuffed Out By Arrest Of South Jersey Man: Police Huge Cache Of Fireworks, Explosives Snuffed Out By Arrest Of South Jersey Man: Police
Huge Cache Of Fireworks, Explosives Snuffed Out By Arrest Of South Jersey Man: Police A Camden County man has been arrested with a huge cache of explosives and illegal fireworks, authorities said. For several months, residents on Fleming Pike complained of loud explosions in the Hammonton section of Winslow Township, police said. Kenneth Baldino, 71, of Hay Road, Winslow Township, was charged after a search of his home and a business, township police said on Monday, July 1. Charges include risking widespread injury, possession of destructive devices and possession of high-capacity magazines, police said. A large quantity of explosives, illegal fireworks and high-capacity fi…
Biden Raises $33M Since Debate, Admits To 'Poor Performance' At Murphy's Mansion Biden Raises $33M Since Debate, Admits To 'Poor Performance' At Murphy's Mansion
Biden Raises $33M Since Debate, Admits To 'Poor Performance' At Murphy's Mansion In a fundraising blitz, President Joe Biden's campaign for re-election has raised $33 million since last Thursday's debate, the bulk of that in New Jersey and New York, a spokesman said on Monday, July 1. That total includes "grassroots" money from small donors, a campaign aide said. Biden, 81, a Democrat, is being challenged by former President Donald Trump, 78, a Republican. Biden attended two fund-raising events in East Hampton, NY, on Saturday afternoon followed by a Saturday evening fund-raiser hosted by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy, in Middletown. “I didn’t have a…
State Seizes Control Of Hammonton Nursing Home Citing Poor Conditions, Fraud State Seizes Control Of Hammonton Nursing Home Citing Poor Conditions, Fraud
State Seizes Control Of Hammonton Nursing Home Citing Poor Conditions, Fraud A pair of South Jersey nursing homes, riddled with poor conditions and alleged Medicaid fraud, have been turned over to the control of an independent receiver, authorities said. The state Comptroller previously suspended the owners of Deptford Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare from New Jersey Medicaid. A Superior Court judge ordered the appointment of Allen Wilen of the Eisner Advisory Group, LLC to run the nursing homes effective June 17, according to the New Jersey Comptroller's Office. The judge's appointment means that the r…
Man Indicted In Hamilton Twp. Crash That Killed Woman, Hospitalized Five People: Prosecutors Man Indicted In Hamilton Twp. Crash That Killed Woman, Hospitalized Five People: Prosecutors
Man Indicted In Hamilton Twp. Crash That Killed Woman, Hospitalized Five People: Prosecutors A Voorhees man was indicted for his role in a three-vehicle crash that killed a woman on a busy road in western Atlantic County, authorities said. A grand jury indicted 30-year-old Stephen Sirch on Wednesday, June 26 for second-degree vehicular homicide, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. He was previously charged in the deadly crash on Black Horse Pike on Wednesday, Apr. 3. Township of Hamilton police responded to the crash near High Bank Road at around 2:15 p.m. Investigators said Sirch's 2014 Chevrolet Equinox struck a 2011 Honda…
Off-Road Motorcyclist Killed By Truck In Hammonton Crash, Police Say Off-Road Motorcyclist Killed By Truck In Hammonton Crash, Police Say
Off-Road Motorcyclist Killed By Truck In Hammonton Crash, Police Say A Delaware man was killed when his off-road motorcycle drifted into the path of a truck in Atlantic County, authorities said. Hammonton police responded to the crash on the 900 block of Eighth Street at around 4:56 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, the department said in a news release. Dalton Hunter Nicastro, 28, of Rehoboth Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said Nicastro was driving a Honda XR80R south near the shoulder on Eighth Street when his motorcycle drifted into the southbound travel lane. A silver 2019 Mack truck's passenger side and its wheels struck Nicas…
Wanted Hammonton Man, Camden Woman Had Crack Cocaine, Loaded Gun In Brigantine: Police Wanted Hammonton Man, Camden Woman Had Crack Cocaine, Loaded Gun In Brigantine: Police
Christine Sanfelice And Alex Crawford Arrested A South Jersey man and woman were accused of having crack cocaine and a loaded gun, authorities said. Christine Sanfelice, 32, of Camden, and Alex Crawford, 27, of Hammonton, were arrested on Tuesday, Apr. 23. The Brigantine Police Department announced their arrests in a news release on Wednesday, May 1. Officers responded to a report of a woman peeing behind a Wawa convenience store at around 10:21 a.m. A woman matching a caller's description denied the accusation, provided a name to police, and refused to answer questions. The woman was allowed to leave but one officer thought she gave a…
Egg Harbor Township Thrift Store Reopening 3 Months After Arson Fire Destroyed All Merchandise Egg Harbor Township Thrift Store Reopening 3 Months After Arson Fire Destroyed All Merchandise
Goodwill Store In Egg Harbor Township Reopening A nonprofit thrift store in Atlantic County is about to reopen more than three months after it was significantly damaged in an arson fire. The Goodwill store on Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township will hold a grand reopening on Thursday, May 2. The shop in the Cardiff Plaza Shopping Center lost all of its merchandise in a fire on Monday, Jan. 15. Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia announced the celebration in a Facebook post on Thursday, Apr. 25. "Thanks to the generosity of the local community, we are back and better than ever," the post said. "Come shop for a…
Hammonton Man Killed In Crash After Running Stop Sign: Police Hammonton Man Killed In Crash After Running Stop Sign: Police
Hammonton Man Killed In Crash After Running Stop Sign: Police An Atlantic County man was killed when his car crashed after driving through a stop sign, authorities said. Erick Barahona-Pinedo, 32, of Hammonton, died in the crash on Friday, Apr. 19, town police Chief Kevin Friel said in a news release. Officers responded to a call at around 9:59 p.m. of an erratic driver who almost caused a crash by running a stop sign at the intersection of North Egg Harbor Road and East Orchard Street. Officers found a 2007 Acura four-door sedan overturned in an embankment off North Egg Harbor near the intersection of North Chew Road. Barahona-Pinedo was identified …
Hammonton Teen Drunkenly Sped Through Stop Signs, Crashed Into Business In Brigantine: Police Hammonton Teen Drunkenly Sped Through Stop Signs, Crashed Into Business In Brigantine: Police
Hammonton Teen Drunkenly Sped Through Stop Signs, Crashed Into Business In Brigantine: Police An Atlantic County teen was accused of driving drunk, speeding through stop signs, and crashing into the side of a business, authorities said. The 17-year-old from Hammonton was arrested on Tuesday, Apr. 2, the Brigantine Police Department said in a news release. The teen was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, eluding police, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and nine traffic summonses. A Brigantine officer saw a pickup speeding on Lafayette Boulevard at around 2:31 a.m. The truck then sped through several stop signs. Police tr…
Woman Killed, Five People Injured In Black Horse Pike Crash In Hamilton Township Woman Killed, Five People Injured In Black Horse Pike Crash In Hamilton Township
Woman Killed, Five People Injured In Black Horse Pike Crash In Hamilton Township A Camden County woman was killed and five other people were injured in a crash on a busy road in western Atlantic County, authorities said. Karina Castillo, 29, of Pine Hill, was killed in the crash on Black Horse Pike near High Bank Road on Wednesday, Apr. 3, the Township of Hamilton Police Department said in a news release. Four adults and a child were hospitalized after the wreck. Township of Hamilton police responded to a three-car crash at around 2:15 p.m. Investigators said a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 30-year-old Voorhees man and a 2011 Honda Civic driven by Castillo "made co…
52 Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring In Galloway Township: Police 52 Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring In Galloway Township: Police
Galloway Township Cockfighting Arrests More than 50 people were arrested after police broke up a large cockfighting ring in Atlantic County, authorities said. Galloway Township police executed a search warrant at a home on the 300 block of South Bremen Avenue on Saturday, Mar. 9, the department said in a news release. When officers arrived, a large group of people were there and many tried to run away before they were detained. Investigators found an "elaborate cockfighting operation" that included a fighting ring, seating for spectators, and several cockfighting kits. About 50 roosters were found in "various degrees of health" …
'Check Washing' Investigation After Mail Stolen Outside Hammonton Post Office 'Check Washing' Investigation After Mail Stolen Outside Hammonton Post Office
'Check Washing' Investigation After Mail Stolen Outside Hammonton Post Office Police in an Atlantic County town are investigating cases of what's called "check washing," authorities said. Hammonton Police and the U.S. Postal Inspectors are investigating financial crimes after mail and checks were removed from a mailbox outside the town's post office, the police department said in a Facebook post on Thursday, Feb. 29. The mailbox was tampered with over Presidents' Day weekend. "Check washing" is when thieves take letters from mailboxes and look for signed checks inside them. Thieves then change the amount of money that was written on a check and cash it. Hammonton po…
Egg Harbor Charity Store Needs Donations After 'Devastating' Fire Egg Harbor Charity Store Needs Donations After 'Devastating' Fire
Egg Harbor Charity Store Needs Donations After 'Devastating' Fire A nonprofit thrift store in Egg Harbor Township is recovering after it lost all of its merchandise in a fire on Monday, Jan. 15. Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia said a suspicious fire broke out in the charity store on Black Horse Pike. No one was injured in the fire. Egg Harbor Township police said the fire started at around 1:30 p.m. and investigators are looking for the cause of it. Firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to other stores in the Cardiff Plaza Shopping Center. All items in the store suffered smoke or water damage. “To lose 100% of our me…
IDs Released In Action News NJ Helicopter Crash IDs Released In Action News NJ Helicopter Crash
IDs Released In Action News NJ Helicopter Crash Action News has released the names of the pilot and team photographer killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday night, Dec. 19 in New Jersey. Monroe Smith, 67, of Glenside, PA, was the pilot, and Christopher Dougherty, 45, of Oreland, PA, was the photographer, according to the news station. They had departed from the Northeast Philadelphia Airport before 7:30 p.m., in a Eurocopter AS350B2, headed toward Galloway Township, NJ, according to the FAA and 6abc. The helicopter's altitude dropped while heading back to Philadelphia, and crashed in the Wharton State Forest, Action News says. The wrecka…
South Jersey Man Killed In Collision With Tractor-Trailer: Police South Jersey Man Killed In Collision With Tractor-Trailer: Police
South Jersey Man Killed In Collision With Tractor-Trailer: Police A 72-year-old man from South Jersey was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer, authorities said. John Amendolia Jr. of Hammonton died in the crash at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, according to Winslow Township police. The crash occurred at the intersection of South Egg Harbor Road and Old Forks Road, police said. Amendolia was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The crash remains under investigation and there are no charges at this time.
ABC News Helicopter Crashes In NJ Killing Pilot, Photographer, Station Says ABC News Helicopter Crashes In NJ Killing Pilot, Photographer, Station Says
ABC News Helicopter Crashes In NJ Killing Pilot, Photographer, Station Says (Note: this story has been updated with new details from 6abc.) An Action News team was killed when a Chopper 6 helicopter crashed in New Jersey on Tuesday night, Dec. 19, the outlet itself reported. UPDATE: IDs Released In Action News NJ Helicopter Crash "It has been a devastating day for the Action News team after two crew members on board Chopper 6 were killed in a crash on Tuesday night," the news station said. They were identified as 67-year-old pilot Monroe Smith of Glenside, PA, and 45-year-old photographer Christopher Dougherty of Oreland, PA.  6abc says the p…
These NJ Towns Got The Most Rain, Snow In Weekend Storm These NJ Towns Got The Most Rain, Snow In Weekend Storm
These NJ Towns Got The Most Rain, Snow In Weekend Storm The National Weather Service has released rainfall totals from the weekend storm. Between Sunday morning, Dec. 10 and Monday morning, Dec. 11, the area that got the most amount of rain was Deerfield with 4.45 inches, then Flemington/Hopewell, with 4.29 inches. Franklin Lakes saw 4.09 inches, the NWS says. Flanders only got .13 inches, and Florham Park only had .38 inches of rain. High Point got 5.1 inches of snow, according to the NWS, the most across the state, while Wantage saw 5 inches and Hardyston saw .4 inches. Here are the average inches of rain that feel from across the s…
EHT High School Mourns Loss Of Senior Class Advisor, Teacher Doug Winkler, 41 EHT High School Mourns Loss Of Senior Class Advisor, Teacher Doug Winkler, 41
EHT High School Mourns Loss Of Senior Class Advisor, Teacher Doug Winkler, 41 The Egg Harbor Township community is mourning the death of a popular high school teacher and senior class advisor. Doug Winkler, of Hammonton — affectionately known as "Wink — was being remembered for his sense of humor and dedication to students, according to a post on the EHT Class of 2024 Instagram page. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Egg Harbor Township 2024 (@ehtclassof2024) The school announced Winkler's death on Facebook Saturday night, Sept. 23. A cause was not announced. “Mr. Winkler has touched the lives of so many a…
Former WWE Star Keeps NJ's First Cannoli Food Truck Rolling Former WWE Star Keeps NJ's First Cannoli Food Truck Rolling
Former WWE Star Keeps NJ's First Cannoli Food Truck Rolling Tube-shaped fried pastry shells stuffed with sugary-sweet ricotta-based filling?  Cannolis may sound simple enough conceptually, but Thomas "Tony" Ricca Jr. — a retired WWE star — has brought the Italian dessert to new levels. What started in 1957 as Riccas' family's bakery, Sunrise Bakery, on Fairview Avenue in Hammonton has evolved in part into Cannoli World, a franchised, award-winning brand that has evolved into New Jersey’s first cannoli food truck, which debuted in 2016, Ricca said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tony Ric…
3 Teens Arrested After Wild Chase In Stolen Car That Catches Fire In South Jersey: Police 3 Teens Arrested After Wild Chase In Stolen Car That Catches Fire In South Jersey: Police
3 Teens Arrested After Wild Chase In Stolen Car That Catches Fire In South Jersey: Police Three teenagers were arrested after fleeing police in a stolen car that later crashed and caught fire, authorities said. A Galloway police officer rescued the unconscious driver of the car that landed in an Absecon marsh during the chase, Galloway Township police said. The boy was hospitalized. A gun was recovered from the car, police said. Two passengers were arrested and turned over to their parents. The trio included a 16-year-old boy from Hammonton, a 16-year-old boy from Atlantic City and a 15-year-old boy from Pleasantville, police said. Multiple criminal and motor vehicl…
'Forever In Our Hearts:' South Jersey Football Coach, Dad Of 2 Dies In Motorcycle Accident, 30 'Forever In Our Hearts:' South Jersey Football Coach, Dad Of 2 Dies In Motorcycle Accident, 30
'Forever In Our Hearts:' South Jersey Football Coach, Dad Of 2 Dies In Motorcycle Accident, 30 South Jersey is mourning a devoted father and football coach who died in a motorcycle accident. Jason Paul Crowder, of Winslow Township, died in the accident on Saturday, July 8, his obituary says. He was 30. Born in Vineland, Jason grew up in Hammonton, where he played basketball and football before graduating from Hammonton High School in 2011. An avid sportsman, Jason volunteered as a football coach for the Hammonton Hawks and the Hamilton Knights Organizations and played softball with the Hammonton Rec. League. He was also a member of the Wheels of Soul Nation. Above all, Jason was a …
Dog Exposed To Heroin By South Jersey Pair: Prosecutor Dog Exposed To Heroin By South Jersey Pair: Prosecutor
Dog Exposed To Heroin By South Jersey Pair: Prosecutor A pair from South Jersey has been indicted in connection with exposing a dog to heroin, authorities said. On Wednesday June 21, Clinton Danks, 58, and Kristina Meyers, 37, both of Hammonton, were indicted by an Atlantic County grand jury for third-degree animal cruelty and third-degree possession of heroin, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. On Nov. 17, 2022, police responded to a 911 call about a dog in distress at Wal-Mart in Hammonton. Bystanders called police after they saw a Yorkshire Terrier that appeared to be unresponsive and unable to breath, …
Mom Of NJ TikTok Cheer Coach Tampered With Son's Sex Assault Investigation: Police Mom Of NJ TikTok Cheer Coach Tampered With Son's Sex Assault Investigation: Police
Mom Of NJ TikTok Cheer Coach Tampered With Son's Sex Assault Investigation: Police A 25-year-old cheer coach accused of sexually assaulting the young athletes at his New Jersey gym apparently had help from mommy dearest amid the investigation, say police who recently arrested and charged the 51-year-old woman with infringing on the investigation. Angela Ryker, of Hammonton, faces charges of criminal attempt and witness tampering in the probe of her son and Rockstar Cheer coach, Jonathan Ryker, Medford Township police said. Ryker became the center of an investigation in August 2022, when authorities in Medford got a tip that he sent explicit content to a minor on social me…
Somerset Man Charged In Fatal Crash On Atlantic City Expressway Somerset Man Charged In Fatal Crash On Atlantic City Expressway
Somerset Man Charged In Fatal Crash On Atlantic City Expressway A 28-year-old Somerset man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal crash in Atlantic County in 2020, authorities said. On Friday, March 31, Nikhil Branscomb was charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. Killed in the crash in Hammonton was 20-year-old Justin Santos-Torres. On July 19, 2020, at 2:15 a.m., Santos-Torres was killed on the Atlantic City Expressway when his vehicle went off the roadway and overturned after being struck by a vehicle allegedly driven by Branscomb, the prosecut…
South Jersey Dealer Sentenced For Possessing Pound Of Meth: Prosecutor South Jersey Dealer Sentenced For Possessing Pound Of Meth: Prosecutor
South Jersey Dealer Sentenced For Possessing Pound Of Meth: Prosecutor A 39-year-old man from South Jersey was sentenced to 11 years in New Jersey State Prison for selling drugs, authorities said. Jason Cintron, of Hammonton, had pleaded guilty to first-degree possession with the intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. Cintron was the target of a lengthy narcotics investigation initiated by the Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA Task Force. A search warrant executed on Cintron’s residence in Hammonton resulted in the recovery of approximately one pound of crystal methamphetamine, as well as a h…
81-Year-Old Passenger From Atlantic County Killed In DWI Crash  Police 81-Year-Old Passenger From Atlantic County Killed In DWI Crash  Police
81-Year-Old Passenger From Atlantic County Killed In DWI Crash Police A 33-year-old man from Sicklerville was arrested after a three-car DWI crash that resulted in the death of a woman passenger in another car, authorities said.  Brendan Haas was charged with DWI, death by auto and assault by auto, according to Monroe Township police. Antionette Hummel, 81, of Hammonton was killed in the collision, police said. She was the passenger in one of two cars struck by Haas, they said. The fatal crash occurred at 6:41 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. on Route 42 (North Black Horse Pike) at Brookdale Boulevard, police said. A 2019 GMC Terrain was exiting Brookda…
Dozens Of Fighting Roosters Rescued In Atlantic County Dozens Of Fighting Roosters Rescued In Atlantic County
Dozens Of Fighting Roosters Rescued In Atlantic County More than 100 birds were rescued from a property in Atlantic County — including dozens of roosters trained for fighting, authorities said. Sigfredo Perez, 81, of Newtonville, and Queli Merlo, 49, of Hammonton, were both arrested and charged with owning/training live animals for the purpose of fighting offenses on Thursday, Jan. 26, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. These charges stemmed from an investigation of an anonymous tip. The tip led A.C.P.O.’s Humane Law Enforcement Unit and the New Jersey State Police to a home in Buena that was alleged to have been h…
Christmas Night Gas Can Explosion Leaves South Jersey Dad With Severe Burns And Wave Of Support Christmas Night Gas Can Explosion Leaves South Jersey Dad With Severe Burns And Wave Of Support
Christmas Night Gas Can Explosion Leaves South Jersey Dad With Severe Burns And Wave Of Support A heartbreaking Christmas night gas can explosion that left a South Jersey dad with severe burns and a long road to recovery has prompted a massive wave of support from the local community. Nicole Smith, of Hammonton, was sitting on the couch with family on Christmas evening when she heard a loud ‘boom’ after her husband, James, went outside to make a fire, according to a GoFundMe launched for the family. “I thought it was a gunshot,” Smith writes. “Then, my dad starts screaming, ‘James is on fire.’” James was airlifted to Temple Burn Center, where Smith says he faces a “very long recovery…
Man Sentenced For Selling Handgun With Cache Of 30 Weapons Including Ghost Guns: Prosecutor Man Sentenced For Selling Handgun With Cache Of 30 Weapons Including Ghost Guns: Prosecutor
Man Sentenced For Selling Handgun With Cache Of 30 Weapons Including Ghost Guns: Prosecutor A 51-year-old man from Marlton was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for selling firearms, authorities said. Gregory Carleton also was found to have a cache of weapons in his car and home, they said. On Jan. 17, 2018, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Unit with assistance from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Hammonton Police Department arrested Carleton in Hammonton after he was observed selling a ghost gun, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said. …
Tolls Going Up On Atlantic City Expressway Tolls Going Up On Atlantic City Expressway
Tolls Going Up On Atlantic City Expressway Tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway are going up next year, officials said on Thursday, Nov. 17. Starting Jan. 1, 2023, cash tolls on the 44-mile Expressway’s Egg Harbor and Route 50 toll plazas will increase from $4.40 to $4.55 for a passenger vehicle. Expressway tolls are going up by 3% from year to year, said Kimberly Testa, a spokeswoman with the South Jersey Transportation Authority. Tolls for the average Expressway trip will go from $2.44 to $2.53, Testa said. SJTA officials cited inflation and increased expenses as reasons for the toll increase. The new toll rates are lower…