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Mays Landing man charged in two burglaries

A Mays Landing man is charged with two burglaries after he was allegedly caught stealing from a vehicle parked in the Festival Mall parking lot. Elijah Thomas, 19, was walking through the lot when he found a vehicle with the window partially down, police said. He forced the window down, unlocked the door and took $5 and a pair of sunglasses. After he was arrested, Thomas was also questioned about the April 10 burglary of a
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Fourth man arrested in deadly 2015 Absecon motel shootout

A fourth man has been arrested in a 2015 motel shootout that left two men dead and two others injured. Donnell Nicholas, 23, was arrested Tuesday morning at a home on the 300 block of Rosemont Avenue, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. He was one of two men wounded in a shooting at the Red Roof Inn in Absecon more than two years ago. Diante Owens, 22, of Pleasantville, and Gerald Alvarez, 22, of
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Man found dead inside vehicle in Atlantic City

A man was found dead inside a vehicle in Atlantic City early Thursday morning. Police were called to the 1000 block of Brigantine Boulevard at 5:32 a.m., for a 911 call reporting a man shot, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The victim was identified Friday as Anthony Jordan, 28, who lived on Brigantine Boulevard. The Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes at 609–909–7666 or
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Trucker sentenced to 10 years for transporting 36 kilograms of heroin via NJ interstate

A California truck driver who New Jersey State Police found transporting more than $10 million worth heroin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday. Oscar Franco, 59, of Chula Vista, Calif., was arrested Aug. 14, when a routine commercial inspection led to the discovery of 36 kilograms of heroin inside duffel bags. Trooper Brian Dolinsky noticed significant irregularities in Franco’s bill of lading and logbook, authorities said. His trip from San Diego also included unexplained
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Woman dies from injuries days after Hamilton Township crash

A Mays Landing woman injured in a one-car crash last week has died of her injuries. and child were injured in a one-car crash on Old Egg Harbor Road on Friday morning. Laura Day, 34, was traveling south May 5 on Old Egg Harbor Road, when she lost control after passing another car just after 10 a.m., Hamilton Township police said. The car then went off the road into the southbound shoulder, striking a utility
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State promotes three firefighters following massive retirements

The state— which has called for nearly halving the Atlantic City Fire Department —promoted three officers to deputy chief this week, and is considering promoting four others to battalion chief. The move comes just days after 13 of the city’s most-veteran firefighters retired, many in hopes of saving jobs. Interviews have also been conducted to possibly move four firefighters into open battalion chief positions. “We had been running short for a very long time,” Chief
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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Egg Harbor Township crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in Egg Harbor Township on Wednesday, police said. Paul Higbee III, 44, of Linwood, was heading east on Tilton Road just before 9:30 p.m. when he collided with a car driven by Arbab Ullah, who was turning left from the northbound lane into the Harbor Square Mall, Lt. Robert Gray said. Higbee was treated at the scene by the EHT Ambulance Squad and AtlantiCare paramedics, then taken
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Atlantic City police seize more than 6,000 bags of heroin

Atlantic City police seized thousands of dollars in heroin Wednesday, after a drug arrest led to the search of a home. Sgt. Richard Andrews saw a drug sale between two men in the area of South Carolina Avenue and Bacharach Boulevard just before 3 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Andrews quickly arrested the alleged buyer, Quran Stokelin, 23, of Atlantic City, after he was found with a bag of heroin. The sergeant put out a
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Tip leads to man selling heroin outside Atlantic City health care center

An Atlantic City man was arrested Tuesday, after police got a tip that he was dealing heroin outside the AtlantiCare Healthplex. Someone called 911, telling police a man was selling drugs and gave a description of the suspect, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers Anthony Abrams and Darrell Catanio were able to quickly find the man outside the center on the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue,  just before 5 p.m. Dana Gibbs, 52, had 92 bags
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Pleasantville man arrested in shooting that damaged homes

A Pleasantville man was arrested Tuesday night, after two homes were damaged by gunfire. The homes included one on Franklin Boulevard, which had been struck a year ago, striking the woman in the foot as she held her infant grandson, police said. Police were called to Franklin and Washington Avenue at 7:21 p.m., by several people reporting shots had been fired, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Two homes had been struck and there were several shell
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