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Atlantic City man indicted in fatal stoning

A homeless man accused of stoning a man to death on New Year’s Eve and then putting his body into a trash can in Atlantic City was indicted this week. Thomas Green — known as “Partner” — was arrested hours after Ricky Ward’s body was found by a resident putting out the trash outside a home on the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue. Ward, 52, was hit in the head multiple times with stones, according to the
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Three men indicted in deadly A.C. Expressway shootout

Three men were indicted on weapons charges Wednesday in a deadly shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway that reportedly started at the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse. Yahshaun Stukes-Williams and Rosemund Octavius both had hearings Aug. 29, in separate courtrooms inside the Mays Landing courthouse. A few hours later, Octavius was dead inside a silver Nissan Maxima on the Garden State Parkway near milepost 39 north. But the driver, Anthony Hicks, would tell investigators the shooting
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Pleasantville man charged in wounding four in expressway shooting

A Pleasantville man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder in a shootout between two cars on the Atlantic City Expressway last year. Devan Leggette, 21, was allegedly driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck, and was exchanging gunfire with a white Ford Expedition. A witness was heading east near milepost 11.2 when he heard gunshots and looked up to see smoke coming from the Dodge Ram, according to the charges. The Dodge
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Second body of missing swimmer found in Atlantic City

The body of the teen boy who drowned trying to save his friend has been found. An Atlantic City resident walking on the beach Thursday morning found the teen’s body on Morris Avenue at 9:13 a.m., police said. Ramon Quinn, who would have turned 16 next week, jumped into the water last week when he saw his friend struggling, police have said. Kaliyah Hand, 16, also died in the incident. Her body was found by
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Man stabbed in Atlantic City

A man was stabbed in the arm just after midnight Thursday. The injury was not life-threatening, police said. The man was found injured in the area of South Boulevard and North Albany Avenue in the city’s Chelsea Heights section. His name was not released. Anyone with information is asked to cal police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.
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Two Atlantic City men arrested with 628 bags of heroin

Atlantic City police arrested two men and seized 628 bags of heroin after residents’ complaints. Special Investigations Section Sgts. Richard Andrews and Daniel Corcoran initiated a surveillance operation in the south block of Iowa Avenue, after complaints about narcotic activity. The sergeants observed Gary Jones loitering on Iowa Avenue for a period of time and then leave in a vehicle. Jones was followed to the 800 block of New Hampshire Avenue where he engaged in
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Detention hearings held for two of three alleged drug-traffickers

One of three men who allegedly brought more than $1 million worth of street drugs to Atlantic City will be held pending trial. Steven Torres, Steven Rodriguez and Edwin Gomez are accused of being part of a drug-trafficking ring that brought large quantities of drugs from Mexico to New York and then to Atlantic City. The three were arrested last week in a parking lot on St. James Place in Atlantic City, where they were
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Man shot in head in Atlantic City

A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head Tuesday night. The shooting happened before 11 p.m. In the 100 block of North Texas Avenue, police said. Detectives are following several good leads, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.
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Man was allegedly drunk, possessed heroin when crashed with toddler in car

A Mays Landing man was drunk and had heroin in his car when he crashed in a parking lot with his young daughter in the car, police said. Justin Tamanini, 23, is charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a minor in the vehicle, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia in the Sunday night crash. Police were called to the parking lot of the Mays Landing Diner at 10:35 p.m. for a single-car
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Three arrested allegedly bringing $1 million worth of heroin into Atlantic City

Three men allegedly trafficking large amounts of heroin into Atlantic City were arrested last week with about 3½ kilograms of fentanyl-laced heroin. The approximately $300,000 worth of drugs could have sold on the street for more than $1 million, once packaged, Attorney General Christopher Porrino said. An investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force and its partner agencies found the organization was transporting heroin from Mexico to the New York City area, and into Atlantic
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