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Three-car crash in Pleasantville

A three-car crash blocked off part of Main Street near Dunkin’ Donuts in Pleasantville on Friday night. Police and an ambulance were on the scene of the crash at the Black Horse Pike and Decatur Avenue, Capt. Matt Hartman said. The crash happened at about 6:15 p.m. It was unclear if there were any injuries. Advertisements
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Hamilton Township police find $40,000 worth of pot in car

Hamilton Township police seized about $40,000 worth of marijuana and $11,000 in cash after a car stop Thursday. Now, they’re trying to find the two occupants. Officer Nicole Odell pulled over Kevin Moulden, 26, of Mays Landing, just before 8 p.m. on Wrangleboro Road at the Atlantic City Expressway entrance, police said. A strong smell of pot led officers to find that Moulden and his passenger, Timothy Spencer III, had $11,000 cash and drug-packaging material,
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Atlantic County woman among four more charged in Sandy fraud

An Atlantic County woman is among four new defendants charged with filing fraudulent claims after Superstorm Sandy, said Attorney General Christopher Porrino. The number charged by his office since March 2014 is now at 104, representing more than $6 million in funds. “It’s despicable that over 100 people saw fit to resort to fraud in the face of a historic disaster, allegedly stealing funds intended for those who were hardest hit,” Porrino said. “At the
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Somers Point man convicted of murder in Walk shooting

A Somers Point man was convicted on all counts in a deadly shooting at Atlantic City’s Walk. Luis Maisonet, 56,was found guilty of murder and weapons offenses in the Sept. 1,2016,killing of Christopher Romero. A killing inside an Atlantic City outlet store was the result of a man who couldn’t take rejection, Atlantic County First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill told jurors during closings Thursday. Jennifer Villanueva had moved out of the apartment she and Maisonet
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Elderly man missing from Ventnor has been found

UPDATE: An 85-year-old reported missing from Ventnor Heights has been found. He was located on Trenton Avenue. Daniel Scotti was last seen in the Ventnor Heights area around 1 p.m. Thursday, according to a family friend. He suffers from dementia. He was last seen wearing an Eagles jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call Ventnor police at 609-822-2101  
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Man gets 10 years in prison for forcing woman into prostitution in Atlantic City

A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for human trafficking. Galen Spriggs was arrested after a woman called Atlantic City police saying she was forced there form Massachusetts and had been held captive, forced to have sex for money. The 23-year-old woman, identified only as C.A., said she was beaten if she didn’t bring home enough money. Spriggs, 29, pleaded guilty last month to a single count of human trafficking, acknowledging he
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Atlantic City police arrest man wanted in domestic assault

A man wanted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her with a gun was arrested by police Wednesday, after a brief chase. Tony Griffin, 44, was spotted by Officers Jeffrey Hannon and Valmir Loga at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, walking at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Adriatic Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Griffin was wanted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Sunday, Fair said. Griffin is accused of getting a shotgun from the bedroom
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Atlantic City man indicted on sex assault charges involving two juvenile victims

An Atlantic City man accused of sexually assaulting two children has been indicted by a grand jury. Santos Blanco, 41, was indicted on four counts each of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He also was charged with third-degree endangering. Blanco was arrested Sept. 19, after a month-long joint investigation with detectives from the Pleasantville and Atlantic City police departments, and detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
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Judge dismisses civil suit in deadly 2012 Atlantic City police shooting

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Atlantic City and two officers in the 2012 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man. Derreck Mack’s mother claimed police failed to get her son proper medical attention after he was shot by an officer chasing him through Stanley Holmes Village on Dec. 17, 2012. She also claims he was not armed, although police have said he had a gun that was recovered at the scene. U.S. District
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Former girlfriend testifies at Atlantic City Walk murder trial

Jealousy and anger fueled a deadly shooting at Atlantic City’s Walk last year, according to testimony at the trial of the accused killer. Luis Maisonet allegedly shot Christopher Romero, 26, on Sept. 1, 2016, as the victim worked inside Zumiez in The Walk. Romero was expecting a baby with Maisonet’s ex-girlfriend, a son born several months after his father was killed the woman testified Tuesday. She and Maisonet had a daughter, who is now 11.
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