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Fugitives from North Carolina arrested in EHT

Two fugitives wanted in an armed robbery in North Carolina were arrested at an Egg Harbor Township motel Friday morning. Carl J. Perry, 24, and Ebbe Perry, 22, both of Charlotte, N.C., were taken in without incident at the Hi-Ho Motel in the township West Atlantic City section, township Detective Capt. Christopher Ruef said. The joint investigation was spearheaded by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, and included officers from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office,
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Judge to decide whether to dismiss Kauffman weapons indictment

James Kauffman was arrested June 13, after he pulled a gun when law enforcement came to serve a search warrant at his practice on Ocean Heights Avenue. But what he did with the gun and the intent behind it was at the center of a motion argued by his defense Friday. The details of how Kauffman used the gun along with certain exceptions to the gun statute were misrepresented to the grand jurors who handed
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County executive wants ‘full and complete investigation’ into Harborfields escape

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson wants a “full and complete investigation” into the escape of four juvenile offenders from the Egg Harbor City center that houses them. The county owns the building at 800 Buffalo Ave., which is contracted to the state that runs the program. “I’m extremely disturbed by this,” Levinson told BreakingAC. “I’m absolutely furious over what occurred here and it expect it to be rectified immediately.” Stephine Woodley, Raymir Lampkin, Donovan Nickerson
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Absecon man allegedly ran from Atlantic City police with gun

An Absecon man was arrested Wednesday after fleeing detectives with a handgun, Atlantic City police said. Torrence Thompson ran when Detectives Nicholas Berardis, Brian Hambrecht and Anthony Abrams tried to stop him at about 7:15 a.m. in the 700 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. As Thompson ran, he removed a handgun from his jacket pocket, according to the report. Ignoring the officers’ commands to stop, he continued running
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Defendant now charged with aggravated manslaughter after Good Samaritan dies

A Good Samaritan who was knocked unconscious while trying to stop a domestic assault has died. John Charlton, 55, passed away peacefully Sunday, his brother told BreakingAC. The man accused of striking him is now charged with aggravated manslaughter, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced late Monday. “I am glad it is raining today,” Charlton’s brother Christopher wrote in a Facebook post Monday. “It will hide the tears of pain and anger that I feel
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Callaway seeks criminal charges against Guardian and private investigators over recording

A plan to prove Craig Callaway was breaking the law in Atlantic City’s elections was illegal, Callaway charges. The one-time Atlantic City political leader told BreakingAC that he is going to pursue criminal charges and file a civil suit against Mayor Don Guardian and the two private investigators who gave a voter a wire to try to record him doing something illegal. Guardian held a press conference that included audio from a wire worn by
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Incident at Somers Point Apartments brings heavy police presence

The Somers Point Apartments were surrounded by police Friday evening. Chief Michael Boyd said he couldn’t comment as the situation was still unfolding Friday night. But a resident said it was sparked by a neighbor who was drunk and had a gun. A back door was shot out, said the witness — who asked not to be identified for safety reasons. This story is developing. Check back for details.
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Admitted bank robber sentenced to 87 months in prison

A Virginia man was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison Tuesday for a 2016 bank robbery spree that included banks in Atlantic and Ocean cities. Bruce Wayne Higgins, 43, of Herndon, Virginia, previously pleaded guilty in Camden Federal Court to robbing four banks in less than a week. On Dec. 15, the TD Bank in Ocean City was robbed when the man gave a teller a note saying: “GUN IN Pocket, MONEY NOW
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Good Samaritan struck and killed in Galloway

A Pomona man who stopped to help a disabled vehicle was struck and killed early Friday morning. Kenn Chivalette, 52, had stopped to help Brandon Pilecki get the vehicle off of Pomona Road near Vera King Ferris Drive at about 4:30 a.m., when they were struck by a Honda Civic, Galloway Township police said. Steve Carides Jr., 28, of Egg Harbor Township, was traveling south when he struck the two men and the vehicle. Chivalette,
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Boom heard, felt throughout Atlantic County and parts of Cape

An F-35 from Maryland caused the boom heard — and felt — throughout Atlantic County and into Cape May on Wednesday Residents from Hammonton, Egg Harbor Township and even Avalon reported hearing a loud boom or feeling the earth shake at about 10:20 a.m. Heard it from inside Bally's — brian kempf (@btkempf) October 25, 2017 Real loud in Brigantine — jeff (@jeffm912) October 25, 2017 I didn't hear it but my windows rattled in
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