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Pleasantville Man Indicted For Driving Drunk, Killing Atlantic City Pedestrian: Prosecutors Pleasantville Man Indicted For Driving Drunk, Killing Atlantic City Pedestrian: Prosecutors
Pleasantville Man Indicted For Driving Drunk, Killing Atlantic City Pedestrian: Prosecutors A Pleasantville man was accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed an Atlantic City man, authorities said. A grand jury indicted Maykol Mendozarizo, 38, for second-degree vehicular homicide on Tuesday, July 16. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced the indictment in a news release on Friday, July 19. Mendozarizo was the driver in a deadly pedestrian crash on Albany Avenue in Atlantic City on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. His vehicle struck and killed 61-year-old Heriberto Alicea at around 8:16 p.m. Investigators said Mendozarizo was under the influen…
Trio Arrested In Stolen Vehicle Driving Erratically In Egg Harbor Township, Police Say Trio Arrested In Stolen Vehicle Driving Erratically In Egg Harbor Township, Police Say
Trio Arrested In Stolen Vehicle Driving Erratically In Egg Harbor Township, Police Say Three people from Atlantic County were accused of having a stolen vehicle, authorities said. Devon Blackwell, 19, of Absecon; Elijah Rollins, 18, of Egg Harbor Township; and Naimah Santiago, 21, of Galloway were arrested on Monday, July 15, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department said in a news release.  Officers first received a complaint about a vehicle speeding in the parking lot of the Walmart shopping center off Black Horse Pike at around 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.  A woman told police that she and her son were nearly hit by the gray vehicle in fro…
Pleasantville Man Accused Of Chasing Child In Car Avoids Prison For Gun Conviction: Prosecutors Pleasantville Man Accused Of Chasing Child In Car Avoids Prison For Gun Conviction: Prosecutors
Pleasantville Man Accused Of Chasing Child In Car Avoids Prison For Gun Conviction: Prosecutors A Pleasantville man avoided prison time after he was accused of being in a car that was chasing after a child, authorities said. Jordani Martinez-Casiano, 25, was sentenced on Thursday, July 11, to five years of probation, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun. Pleasantville police responded to Pizza Di Roma on North Main Street on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. A caller said a heavily damaged Honda Accord had chased after a child and was parked at King’s Super Market. An officer foun…
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…
Galloway Man Indicted For Deadly Shooting While Waiting For Prison Sentence: Prosecutors Galloway Man Indicted For Deadly Shooting While Waiting For Prison Sentence: Prosecutors
Galloway Man Indicted For Deadly Shooting While Waiting For Prison Sentence: Prosecutors A Galloway Township man was indicted after he was accused of killing another man while awaiting sentencing, authorities said. A grand jury indicted 35-year-old Kalief Lyons on Tuesday, June 25 for murder and several weapons charges, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. He was previously charged in the shooting death of 38-year-old Baseem Taliaferro, also from Galloway. Pleasantville police responded to an alert of several shots fired at 9 West Pleasant Avenue at around 11:02 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Officers found Taliaferro inside a first-floo…
Man Dies By Suicide After Shooting Woman In Pleasantville, Authorities Say Man Dies By Suicide After Shooting Woman In Pleasantville, Authorities Say
Man Dies By Suicide After Shooting Woman In Pleasantville, Authorities Say A Pleasantville man shot a woman before he died by suicide, authorities said. Pleasantville police responded to a domestic violence report at a home on South Third Street at around 4:05 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. When officers arrived, they tried to make contact with the people inside but several shots were fired. A 26-year-old woman left the home with several gunshot wounds. Paramedics rushed her to the hospital and she remained there as of Monday, June 24. Investigators said 38-year-old Kevin Hare shot himself moment…
Person Suffers Severe Leg Injury Cutting Tree Branches In Pleasantville Person Suffers Severe Leg Injury Cutting Tree Branches In Pleasantville
Person Suffers Severe Leg Injury Cutting Tree Branches In Pleasantville A person in Atlantic County was seriously injured while in a tree cutting branches, officials said. Pleasantville firefighters responded to a yard on North Woodland Avenue at around 12:16 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, the fire department said in a Facebook post. Crews found the person pinned by a large branch eight feet up in the tree. Firefighters used ladders and a rope system to lift the branch and rescue the victim.  The person was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus with a severe leg injury. "The Pleasantville Fire Department commends the shift …
Unlicensed Pleasantville Driver Killed Egg Harbor Twp. Man In Wheelchair Crossing Road: Police Unlicensed Pleasantville Driver Killed Egg Harbor Twp. Man In Wheelchair Crossing Road: Police
Unlicensed Pleasantville Driver Killed Egg Harbor Twp. Man In Wheelchair Crossing Road: Police A Pleasantville man was accused of driving without a license in a crash that killed another man in a wheelchair, authorities said. Egg Harbor Township police responded to the crash near the intersection of Black Horse Pike (Route 40) and Delancy Avenue at around 7:09 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19. The police department announced the details of the deadly crash in a news release.  Investigators said a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder was turning left from Black Horse Pike onto Delancy Avenue when the SUV struck a man crossing Delancy in a motorized wheelchair. Ernest Miller, 62, …
Pleasantville Man Killed By SUV While Walking Near Egg Harbor Township Shopping Plaza: Police Pleasantville Man Killed By SUV While Walking Near Egg Harbor Township Shopping Plaza: Police
Pleasantville Man Killed By SUV While Walking Near Egg Harbor Township Shopping Plaza: Police A pedestrian was hit by an SUV and killed near a shopping plaza in Egg Harbor Township, authorities said. Leon Barrett, 78, of Pleasantville, died in the crash on Wednesday, June 19, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department said in a news release. Officers responded to the scene on Black Horse Pike (Route 40) in front of Oak Tree Plaza at around 12:09 a.m. Investigators said a 2015 Honda CR-V was heading east on Black Horse Pike when it struck Barrett, who was walking in the road. Barrett was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The 76-year-old Willmington, Delaware, man who…
Two Men From Galloway, Pleasantville Stole From Businesses In Three States: Police Two Men From Galloway, Pleasantville Stole From Businesses In Three States: Police
Two Men From Galloway, Pleasantville Stole From Businesses In Three States: Police Two South Jersey men were accused of stealing from businesses in three states, authorities said. Devin Arnold, 22, of Galloway Township, and 20-year-old Laqua Tucker of Pleasantville were arrested on Friday, June 14, the Galloway Township Police Department said in a news release. They were taken into custody after an investigation into commercial burglaries in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Arnold tried to run away from police before his arrest, while Tucker surrendered at his home. "Today’s operation is a prime example how multi-agency efforts and cooperation can lead to successf…
'We Are Pushed To Our Limit': Margate Police Increasing Teen Curfew Enforcement 'We Are Pushed To Our Limit': Margate Police Increasing Teen Curfew Enforcement
'We Are Pushed To Our Limit': Margate Police Increasing Teen Curfew Enforcement One city in Atlantic County is cracking down on unsupervised teens late at night after several issues in other parts of the Jersey Shore, authorities said. The Margate City Police Department posted on Facebook on Wednesday, June 12 that officers will take "a more proactive approach" to enforcing the city's curfew for children. An ordinance said it's illegal for anyone 17 years old or younger to "loiter, idle, wander, [or] stroll" without adult supervision between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Margate police said it'll try to prevent problems from large groups of teens and young adults. "In the p…
Teen Arrested In Stabbing On Ocean City Boardwalk Over Memorial Day Weekend Teen Arrested In Stabbing On Ocean City Boardwalk Over Memorial Day Weekend
Teen Arrested In Stabbing On Ocean City Boardwalk Over Memorial Day Weekend A teen was accused of a stabbing on the Ocean City Boardwalk that caused a chaotic scene on Memorial Day weekend, authorities said. The teen was arrested in Pleasantville on Tuesday, June 4, Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland said in a news release. Ocean City police said officers responded to a large fight between a group of teens on the 1000 block of the Boardwalk at around 9:12 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. A 15-year-old boy suffered lacerations and a stab wound to the stomach. The boy was treated at the scene by Ocean City firefighters and brought to AtlantiCa…
Galloway Man Accused Of Deadly Pleasantville Shooting After Guilty Plea Sentenced: Prosecutors Galloway Man Accused Of Deadly Pleasantville Shooting After Guilty Plea Sentenced: Prosecutors
Galloway Man Accused Of Deadly Pleasantville Shooting After Guilty Plea Sentenced: Prosecutors An Atlantic County man accused of killing another man while awaiting sentencing will spend several years in prison on his original charge, authorities said. Kalief Lyons, 35, of Galloway Township, was sentenced on Tuesday, May 28 to 10 years in prison on a gun charge, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. His sentence was given more than two weeks after he was arrested in the separate shooting death of 38-year-old Baseem Taliaferro of Galloway. Lyons was originally charged after he was identified as the suspect who pulled a gun on another man on Wedn…
Atlantic City Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Deadly Shooting: Prosecutors Atlantic City Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Deadly Shooting: Prosecutors
Atlantic City Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Deadly Shooting: Prosecutors An Atlantic City man was accused of shooting and killing another man, authorities said. Marlon Chiles II, 26, was arrested on Saturday, May 18, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. Pleasantville police responded to a ShotSpotter activation on West Park Avenue at around 11:32 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Officers found 31-year-old Andrew Miller of Pleasantville suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division. The shooting suspect left the area in a Lexus. Chiles was driving the vehicle and he w…
Galloway Man Awaiting Prison Sentence Shot, Killed Another Man In Pleasantville: Prosecutors Galloway Man Awaiting Prison Sentence Shot, Killed Another Man In Pleasantville: Prosecutors
Kalief Lyons Arrested An Atlantic County man was accused of killing another man while waiting to be sentenced to prison, authorities said. Kalief Lyons, 35, of Galloway Township, was arrested on Friday, May 10, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release on Thursday, May 16. He was facing charges in the shooting death of 38-year-old Baseem Taliaferro of Galloway. Pleasantville police responded to a ShotSpotter alert of several shots fired at 9 West Pleasant Avenue at around 11:02 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Officers found Taliaferro inside a first-floor apartment with a gunshot wound to his …
Galloway Man Found Dead With Gunshot Wound In Pleasantville Home: Prosecutors Galloway Man Found Dead With Gunshot Wound In Pleasantville Home: Prosecutors
Baseem Taliaferro Found Dead A Galloway Township man was found dead in a Pleasantville home with a gunshot wound, authorities said. Pleasantville police discovered the body of 38-year-old Baseem Taliaferro on Thursday, May 9, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at a house on West Pleasant Avenue at around 11:02 p.m. Taliaferro had at least one gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy will determine his official cause of death. Prosecutors didn't say if any arrests had been made or if there were any…
Seven Injured In NJ Transit Bus Crash Outside Egg Harbor Township Mall, Driver Cited Seven Injured In NJ Transit Bus Crash Outside Egg Harbor Township Mall, Driver Cited
Seven Injured In NJ Transit Bus Crash Outside Egg Harbor Township Mall, Driver Cited Seven people were injured when a New Jersey Transit bus crashed in an Atlantic County shopping mall parking lot, authorities said. Egg Harbor Township police responded to the crash in the parking lot of Harbor Square on Black Horse Pike at around 9:59 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11, the department said in a news release. The NJ Transit bus hit a light pole behind Boscov's after it left the pickup area. Paramedics brought the driver and six passengers to local hospitals. The bus had moderate damage to its front end. The bus driver was a 40-year-old man from Galloway Township. He was cited for ca…
Mays Landing Teen Charged In Galloway Shopping Plaza Double Shooting Mays Landing Teen Charged In Galloway Shopping Plaza Double Shooting
Evan Hayes Arrested An Atlantic County teen was charged in a double shooting in the parking lot of a Galloway shopping plaza on Easter, authorities said. Evan Hayes, 18, of Mays Landing, was arrested on Friday, Apr. 5, the Galloway Township Police Department said in a news release. He was given several charges, including aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Two Pleasantville teens, ages 17 and 16, were injured in a shooting near the Hoon King Chinese Restaurant at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 31. The restaurant is in The Shoppes at Galloway on East Collins Road. The …
Two Pleasantville Teens Injured In Shooting Outside Galloway Restaurant Two Pleasantville Teens Injured In Shooting Outside Galloway Restaurant
Two Pleasantville Teens Injured In Shooting Outside Galloway Restaurant Two Pleasantville teens were hospitalized in a shooting that stemmed from a fight between two groups, authorities said. Galloway Township police said their officers were informed by Atlantic City police about two people being treated for gunshot wounds at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division. Atlantic City police said the shooting was in Galloway Township. Galloway police responded to the hospital and learned it happened near the Hoon King Chinese Restaurant on Collins Road at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 31. A gun was pulled during the fight between two groups a…
Pleasantville Man Stole Equipment From Galloway Tattoo Parlor: Police Pleasantville Man Stole Equipment From Galloway Tattoo Parlor: Police
Vito Anderson Charged A wanted man from Atlantic County was accused of stealing equipment from a tattoo parlor, authorities said. Vito Anderson, 38, of Pleasantville, was arrested on Tuesday, Mar. 26, the Galloway Township Police Department said in a Facebook post. He was given several charges stemming from the burglary at Gold Leaf Tattoo on West White Horse Pike. Galloway police received the burglary report on Monday, Mar. 25. Officers discovered that the suspect forcefully entered the parlor and took several pieces of tattoo equipment. Gold Leaf Tattoo employees went to the police department the next day wit…
Feral Cat Tests Positive For Rabies After Biting Pleasantville Homeowner Feral Cat Tests Positive For Rabies After Biting Pleasantville Homeowner
Feral Cat Tests Positive For Rabies After Biting Pleasantville Homeowner A cat that was taken in by an Atlantic County homeowner and bit the person has tested positive for rabies, officials said. The feral cat was taken in by someone living on Bayview Avenue in Pleasantville, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health. The cat had the third confirmed case of rabies in the county of 2024. An animal control officer took the cat from the home on Friday, Mar. 8. A state lab test confirmed the cat had rabies on Thursday, Mar. 14. Public health officials found five other cats in the home that may also have been exposed to rabies. Those cats were …
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" …
Two Teens Arrested After Stealing Vehicle In Brigantine: Police Two Teens Arrested After Stealing Vehicle In Brigantine: Police
Two Teens Arrested After Stealing Vehicle In Brigantine: Police Two teens were accused of stealing a vehicle and using it in "criminal activity" in Atlantic County, authorities said. Jakhi Richardson, 19, of Pleasantville, and an 18-year-old from Pleasantville were arrested after a four-month investigation, Brigantine police announced in a news release on Wednesday, Mar. 6. The 18-year-old was not identified because they were charged as a juvenile since they were accused of committing crimes while under 18. Brigantine police were called to an address on 13th Street South at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. Another law enforcement agency reporte…
South Jersey Man Indicted For Murder In Atlantic City On New Year's Day South Jersey Man Indicted For Murder In Atlantic City On New Year's Day
South Jersey Man Indicted For Murder In Atlantic City On New Year's Day A Cape May County man has been indicted after another man was stabbed in the neck and died in Atlantic City on New Year's Day, authorities said. A grand jury indicted 30-year-old Vincent Oglesby of Woodbine on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced in a news release. He was charged with first-degree murder and several weapons offenses. Atlantic City police found 50-year-old Richard Vincent O'Brien III bleeding on the unit block of South California Avenue just after 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1. O'Brien was rushed to Atlantic City Regional Medical Center and die…
Female Business Owner Brutally Attacked By Man In Absecon: Police Female Business Owner Brutally Attacked By Man In Absecon: Police
Female Business Owner Brutally Attacked By Man In Absecon: Police A female business owner in Atlantic County was brutally attacked by a man who tried to sexually assault her, authorities said. Dashawn Cooper, 37, of Pleasantville was arrested on Monday, Feb. 19, the Absecon Police Department said in a news release. Officers responded to a 911 call from a store in the downtown business district at around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said Cooper entered the business and attacked the store owner unprovoked. Police also said Cooper did not know the woman. The victim escaped to another nearby business but Cooper followed her inside and locked the door. He then "la…
Dogs Up For Adoption After Escaping Hoarding Situation In Galloway Township Dogs Up For Adoption After Escaping Hoarding Situation In Galloway Township
Dogs Up For Adoption After Escaping Hoarding Situation In Galloway Township Several dogs rescued from an Atlantic County hoarding situation are ready to find their forever homes. Some of the 25 dogs saved from a Galloway home are now up for adoption, the township's police department said on Thursday, Feb. 15. The dogs and one cat were found in poor conditions at a Zurich Avenue home on Saturday, Feb. 10. Officers also discovered a dead dog on the property. The animals' owner, 23-year-old Jason Millar of Wildwood Crest, was charged with cruelty to animals and he was released on a summons. Galloway police said a black-and-white Newfoundland dog named "Moo"…
Teens Arrested In Attempted Vehicle Theft In Galloway Township Teens Arrested In Attempted Vehicle Theft In Galloway Township
Teens Arrested In Attempted Vehicle Theft In Galloway Township Two teens were arrested after police said they tried to steal a car that's been targeted by thieves as part of a social media challenge, authorities said. Galloway Township police said officers responded to a report of three people trying to steal a Kia vehicle on Mohave Drive at around 3:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. When police arrived, the three suspects ran away, but an officer did arrest a 16-year-old boy from Pleasantville. At around 5:30 a.m., a man living on nearby Rumson Drive called police about a teen at his door who was asking to use his cell phone. Officers said the 15-year-ol…
Body Found In Mullica Township Cold Case Still Needs ID Body Found In Mullica Township Cold Case Still Needs ID
Body Found In Mullica Township Cold Case Still Needs ID Investigators are looking for your help in solving the cold case of a woman found dead in Atlantic County more than 35 years ago. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 13 that its major crimes unit is looking for the relatives and friends of James “Crab Daddy” Whiting Jr. He was born in 1916 and died in 2011. The FBI is helping the county prosecutor's office in identifying the remains of a woman found in Mullica Township back on Tuesday, July 19, 1988. According to state police, her remains were recovered in a swamp near Elwood-Weekstown Road, and…
Pleasantville Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Atlantic City Teen Pleasantville Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Atlantic City Teen
Pleasantville Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Atlantic City Teen A Pleasantville man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for killing an Atlantic City teen almost four years ago, authorities said. Lewis Johnson, 35, was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 6 to life in prison, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7. He must serve at least 63 3/4 years before he's eligible for parole under the No Early Release Act. Prosecutors said Johnson killed a 17-year-old boy identified by the initials C.W. on Monday, June 8, 2020. Johnson drove down to Atlantic City from Easton, Pennsylvania, to help his then-girlfriend Shaquana Lew…
Absecon Ex-Con Indicted In Deadly Driveway Shooting In Pleasantville: Prosecutors Absecon Ex-Con Indicted In Deadly Driveway Shooting In Pleasantville: Prosecutors
Absecon Ex-Con Indicted In Deadly Driveway Shooting In Pleasantville: Prosecutors An Atlantic County grand jury indicted an ex-convict accused of killing a Pleasantville man in a driveway, authorities said. Jerome Holley, 41, of Absecon, was indicted on Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said. Holley has been charged in the killing of 45-year-old Mamadou Toure. Pleasantville police responded to a shooting on West Pleasant Avenue at around 8:41 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. Officers found Toure unresponsive with a gunshot wound in the driveway and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Holley was charged on Friday, Dec. 1, with first-degree murde…
Heroin Kingpin Who Ran Fatal Drug Ring From Atlantic County Jail Eligible For Parole In 9 Years Heroin Kingpin Who Ran Fatal Drug Ring From Atlantic County Jail Eligible For Parole In 9 Years
Heroin Kingpin Who Ran Fatal Drug Ring From Atlantic County Jail Eligible For Parole In 9 Years A man who ran a heroin-selling network from the Atlantic County Jail was sentenced, authorities said. Emery Chapman, 44, of Pleasantville, was sentenced to 21 years in state prison, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced on Friday, Feb. 2. Chapman will be eligible for parole after nine years and once he's released, he'll have five years of "intensive parole supervision" under the No Early Release Act. Prosecutors said Chapman gave heroin to 62-year-old Brian Whitted of Galloway Township in December 2018. Whitted then sold the heroin to 59-year-old Anthony Tamburelli. Tambur…