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Teen accused of killing Pleasantville teen indicted for murder

A Sicklerville teenwho was waived up to adult court to face a murder charge was indicted Tuesday. Dr. Steven Davion Garrett, 17, was found dead just before 1 p.m. Aug. 7, 2015, in Max Manning Park on Lincoln Avenue in Pleasantville. An autopsy found that Garrett — whose first name was Dr. — died of multiple gunshot wounds, and ruled the cause of death as homicide. Isiah Newsome, who was also 17 at the time,
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Retired Ventnor fire chief dies from fall off roof

A retired Ventnor fire chief died from injuries suffered in a fall from the roof of his home. Police, fire and medics responded to the 200 block of North Cambridge Avenue on Thursday afternoon, where Dan Cahill was found unconscious, acting Police Chief Doug Biagi said. Cahill was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. Many of the fire and emergency medical technicians who tended to Cahill had worked for and with
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Atlantic County leading way in fighting human trafficking

Uriah Hannah was convicted of trying to lure teenage girls into prostitution. The Egg Harbor City girls were saved, but the case proved a turning point for Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Buckley, who learned a lot about the world of prostitution — and how those being sold for money are often victims. Buckley and the five-member Child Safety Task Force were honored by the Atlantic County Women’s Center on Thursday for their work fighting human trafficking.
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Family court finds no indication of domestic violence for Atlantic City officer charged

An Atlantic County Family Court judge found no evidence of domestic violence for an Atlantic City officer criminally charged with beating his girlfriend. Dayton Brown remains charged criminally with aggravated assault of his former girlfriend. The 10-year veteran has been suspended without pay. There had been a temporary restraining order issued in the case, but a final one was not granted after the judge found no evidence to back it up, defense attorney Brenden Shur
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Pleasantville officers look deeper in finding evidence inside vehicles

If Ameer Stephens had just buckled up, he might still be free. But the accused leader of a drug-trafficking ring got pulled over last month for not wearing his seat belt in Pleasantville, where some officers take vehicle searching a little deeper. They would eventually find that a truck seized from Stephens in a half-million drug bust months earlier had been sitting in a police impound lot with undiscovered evidence. Officers Ryan VanSyckle and Girard
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Dozens of imitation guns taken from Atlantic City store

Atlantic City police took 62 imitation guns that looked at felt real out of a Boardwalk store selling them illegally. Officers Nicholas Grasso and Domenick Montanaro were patrolling the boardwalk at about 10:45 a.m. Monday, when they saw a sign in the window of a store located at 1311 Boardwalk advertising BB guns, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Atlantic City Council outlawed the sale of imitation and toy firearms in September 2014. The guns appeared to
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Pleasantville police dog sniffs out drugs during car stop

A Pleasantville police dog helped sniff out 30 bags of heroin and about 7 grams of crack cocaine, police said. At 1:44 p.m. Monday, the department’s Street Crimes Unit with the Squad 3 patrol units stopped a car at Linden and West Reading avenues, after Marlow Guerrier allegedly made an illegal U-turn. During the stop, Sgt. Dave Aristizabal and his partner, Dozer, were called to do an open-air sniff of the vehicle, Capt. Matt Hartman
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Family to get visit with Atlantic City man allegedly beaten in prison

The family of an Atlantic City man allegedly beaten by corrections officers will get to visit him this week. Dontae Hathaway, 31, was sent from Bayside State Prison to Southern State after an incident April 13, according to the state Department of Corrections. Nadine Hathaway told BreakingAC she learned of the alleged attack through the relative of another inmate. But the family had been denied any contact with him, and were concerned about his well-being.
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Stafford man admits to string of diesel thefts

A Stafford Towship man pleaded guilty last week to aggravated arson and four counts of theft in connection with a string of diesel fuels thefts that culminated in the explosion of a vehicle set on fire in Egg Harbor Township in 2015. Robert Bailey III, 49, of West Creek, Ocean County, was arrested March 9, 2015. That January, he set fire to a modified mini-bus at the Egg Harbor Township impound lot that had been
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Mays Landing case worker gets 364 days in jail for stealing client’s identity

A Mays Landing woman who worked as a case worker was sentenced to jail for stealing the identity of a client and using it to open credit card accounts. Tierra Slade, 29, worked at the Rutgers University Southern Regional Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, but was fired after an investigation by the Hamilton Township Police Department and the Division of Criminal Justice Corruption Bureau South Squad. She bought $3,559 worth of furniture with a
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