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Two Pleasantville crimes connected by juvenile accomplice, police say

Two men have been arrested for separate Pleasantville crimes connected by their alleged accomplice — a 17-year-old boy. The Pleasantville juvenile and his father, Theodore Figaro, were arrested Friday in connection with a double stabbing Aug. 4 at King’s Market at Lake Place and Main Street, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Figaro, 54, was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and conspiracy. He and his son were arrested Friday. The older man is
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Atlantic County leaders rally against hatred in light of Charlottesville, presidential response

"This is just the beginning of what we have to do," NAACP head Kaleem Shabazz says. pic.twitter.com/B6z0tc4bgB — Lynda Cohen (@LyndaCohen) August 16, 2017 A group of local leaders held a rally that most said shouldn’t be necessary in 2017. But with the violence in Charlottesville — and President Donald Trump’s much-criticized response — they felt Atlantic County needed to take a stand. “We are here today in all our diversity to state that we
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Pedestrian struck by bus in Pleasantville

An Atlantic City woman suffered a head injury after she was struck by the bike rack of a bus as she crossed a Pleasantville street Tuesday night. Elizabeth McAllister, 52,was found in the roadway of West Jersey Avenue near Main Street at about 8:50 p.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. The bus’ bike rack — which was lowered with a bike mounted on it — had struck her. She was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s
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Egg Harbor Township man charged in 2016 overdose death

A man arrested at an Atlantic City motel Tuesday morning is charged with strict liability drug-induced death for the overdose death of an Egg Harbor Township man last year. Jamal Campos, 26, is also charged with being the leader of a narcotics trafficking network, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Tuesday night. Campos was arrested after multiple agencies searched the 80 rooms of the Bayview Inn & Suites, which was heavility damaged during Hurricane Sandy. An
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Alligator caught swimming in Atlantic City motel pool

Atlantic City police were called to a strange swimmer at a motel pool Tuesday. A 3-foot-long alligator had to be fished out by animal control Tuesday morning at the Bayview Inn & Suites on Albany Avenue. It was then sent to the Cape May County Zoo. Earlier in the day, SWAT members were on scene doing a search, although no details have yet been released about that case. It’s not the first time police have
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Mom looking for answers after 13-year-old son dies of overdose

Jamie Lund has a lot of questions. The Rio Grande woman lost her 13-year-old son in June. A medical examiner’s report now tells her it was drugs. Vincent Weiner died June 4 in Middle Township as “a direct result of a deadly mixture of heroin mixed with fentanyl,” Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor wrote in a news release. Lund told BreakingAC she didn’t believe her son ever used drugs before. “Maybe he had used
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Kauffman makes brief court appearance

The weapons charge against Dr. James Kauffman is headed to a grand jury. The Egg Harbor Township doctor who pulled a gun when detectives came to his office with a search warrant in June had a brief court appearance Tuesday. There have been no offers made in the case. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has until Sept. 13 to get an indictment, said attorney Patrick Joyce, who was representing Kauffman while attorney Ed Jacobs in
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ACPD looking for man who stole officer’s cell phone

Atlantic City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole an officer’s phone while she was chasing a suspect. Officer Leah Giercyk lost the phone when she was knocked to the ground by a suspect who fled Saturday. She and Officer Juliann Schwenger were able to chase down Thomas Wallace with the help of other officers, and he was arrested with a variety of drugs, including more than 600 bags of
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Recovery Force finding new way to help in addiction battle

When prescription drugs led to his younger brother’s death three years ago, Robert Catalano Jr. was surprised at how behind Atlantic County was in treating addiction. The clinical psychologist and Holy Spirit graduate had worked in the field for years in Pennsylvania. He even battled his own addiction to alcohol and cocaine. There are few alternatives for those seeking treatment. Beds are full. Local hospitals offer detox programs but they’re only three days. That’s enough
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Camden man arrested with drugs after running from Atlantic City police

A Camden man was arrested Saturday morning with more than 600 bags of heroin after running from police in Atlantic City. Detectives Leah Giercyk and Juliann Schwenger saw a drug deal in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue when they tried to stop the two people involved, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Schwenger followed Thomas Wallace into a store, but Wallace ran and pushed Giercyk to the pavement as he fled, according to the report. The detectives
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