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Convicted burglar arrested in three Atlantic City burglaries

A convicted burglar has been linked to at least three commercial burglaries in Atlantic City, police said. James Mason, 50, was arrested last week, after Officer Christian Ivanov recognized Mason from a departmental flyer, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.  Detectives Joshua Schwenger and Roberto Matos had been investigating several commercial burglaries throughout the city, and found surveillance video of Mason taken during one of the burglaries. Mason was paroled in October after serving 15 months of
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Atlantic City police investigating sexual assault at Flagship

Atlantic City detectives are investigating a sexual assault reported at the Flagship Resort on Saturday afternoon. Police were called to the report of a woman saying she was assaulted by an employee. "Detectives are investigating," Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He provided no further details. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.  
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Atlantic City police investigating robbery

  Atlantic City police are investigating a robbery in which the victim was cut. The robbery happened around 10 p.m. in the area of Fox Manor on the 2700 block of Pacific Avenue. Detectives are investigating, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. No further information was immediately released. Anyone who saw the attack is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text
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EHT man sentenced to five years in 2015 Atlantic City shooting

An Egg Harbor Township man charged in a 2015 shooting was sentenced to five years in prison earlier this month. Elvis Gonzalez, now 24, was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the Nov. 8, 2015, shooting of a 30-year-old Pleasantville man in Atlantic City. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, and was sentenced Feb. 2 to five years in prison, according to court records. He will be
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Stockton job fair gets mixed reviews

Stockton University’s first job fair in Atlantic City proved a little too popular for some. More than 4,800 job-seekers attended the Gateway Career Fair this week, where more than 80 employers set up tables at the Atlantic City Convention Center. “It was our first one, so we weren’t really sure what to expect,” said university spokeswoman Diane D’Amico. “We were anticipating at least 1,000.” But that was about how many were lined up to get
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Atlantic City man pleads guilty in distribution of two pounds of crystal meth

An Atlantic City man admitted in federal court to planning to distribute two pounds of crystal methamphetamine to customers in Hammonton. Investigators seized several pounds of the drug linked to Ignacio Cuesta, as well as thousands of dollars in cash. Cuesta, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman in Camden to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He was arrested in
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Egg Harbor Township man charged in Pleasantville killing

An Egg Harbor Township man is charged with murder in the shooting of an Atlantic City man earlier this month. Troy Demby, 36, is accused of shooting Raphael Terrigino, who was found Feb. 2, fatally shot inside his car, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The charges indicated Demby — a convicted robbery — killed Terrigino during a robbery. Demby is charged with robbery and felony murder — a killing that occurs during the commission
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Suspended doctor, six others plead guilty in opioid scheme

A suspended Absecon doctor accused of leading a drug-trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to distribution charges. Alan Faustino along with six others admitted to their parts in the illegal endeavor, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Thursday. Faustino, now 50, was arrested April 22, 2015, after a four-month investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit. Faustino would sell prescriptions for opioids like OxyContin, Roxicodone and Alprazolam, along with prescribing drugs for “patients’
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Mays Landing man ordered held in infant son’s killing

A Mays Landing man accused in the death of his infant son was ordered held pending trial due to his extensive criminal background and risk of violence, a judge found. Jose Rojas, 35, is accused of causing severe injuries to 4-month-old JaSeir on Jan. 29. The child, a fraternal twin, died Feb. 4, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Rojas told the child’s mother that he was lying in bed with his son when the boy
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Hamilton Township homicide victim identified

A Hamilton Township man has been identified as the victim of Thursday’s shooting at the Hardings Run II development in Mays Landing. Morris S. Joyce II, 36, was shot to death and found Thursday morning after Hamilton Township police were called to Winterbury Drive at about 10 a.m., for a report of shots fired. Investigators from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Hamilton Township Police are continuing to investigate the homicide., Prosecutor Damon
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