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Tip leads to Atlantic City car stop, drugs and a Facebook Live post

A Mays Landing woman was arrested after a tip that there were drugs in her vehicle in Atlantic City. Officers Jacob Abbruscato and La’Quay Green found the vehicle in the area of Morris and Pacific avenues at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and started to talk with the occupants, James Waugh and Danielle Neyers, according to the police report. They found that Waugh, who was driving, did not have a valid driver’s license, Sgt. Kevin Fair
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Atlantic City man arrested after fleeing drunken-driving crash, police say

An allegedly drunk Atlantic City man was arrested Saturday after leaving the scene of an accident with his 4-year-old child in the car. A woman was injured in the crash at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bacharach boulevards, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The 28-year-old Galloway Township woman told Officer Joseph Bereheiko that she tried to follow the vehicle that sped away, but she instead pulled over to call police. The suspect’s vehicle was seen
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Lawsuits claim ‘gross negligence’ after woman commits suicide with Ventnor sergeant’s gun

A Ventnor police sergeant ignored his extensive training in weapons and mental illness when he left his severely depressed girlfriend at their home with his service weapon loaded and unsecured on the floor of their bedroom closet, lawsuits filed by her family claim. Kelly Ann McDowell, 41, shot herself using Sgt. Frank O’Neill’s service weapon April 17, 2017, the same day the 18-year police veteran left on what court documents describe as a “hastily arranged
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Hamilton school bus driver charged with sexual assault of student

A Hamilton Township school bus driver was charged with sexual assault for inappropriately touching a student. Kyle McArdle, 22, of Mays Landing, worked for a third-party company contracted for bus service. He was arrested after an investigation into reports by school personnel concerning inappropriate behavior by McArdle, police said. It was determined that McArdle inappropriately touched a student on a bus he was operating, police said. McArdle was arrested Friday, and charged with second-degree sexual assault
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Teen allegedly crashes car fleeing A.C. police, then leaves jacket with gun behind

An Egg Harbor Township teen was arrested after he crashed his car fleeing police Friday, and left behind a jacket with a loaded gun in it, Atlantic City police said. Detectives Jefferson Rivera, Avette Harper and Ermindo Marsini stopped the 16-year-old at about 8:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Hummock Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.   As they approached, the driver sped off. The detectives got into their car and went after him, and found the
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Litigation pending year after woman commits suicide with Ventnor sergeant’s gun

Litigation is pending a year after a Ventnor police sergeant’s girlfriend committed suicide using his service weapon, BreakingAC has learned. The 41-year-old woman shot herself with the unsecured weapon April 17, 2017, inside the Galloway Township home the couple shared with their five children. An Internal Affairs investigation into the case involving the nearly 18-year department veteran was recently completed, according to sources. The names are not yet being released. Details of pending lawsuits are expected to
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President George W. Bush gives talk at Atlantic City’s Borgata

Police and Secret Service were in full force Thursday as President George W. Bush put in a brief appearance at the Borgata. The former president was in town for a talk to what sources say was a mortgage gathering. He was gone by about 12:15 p.m. State Police, casino security and Secret Service joined Atlantic City police — including members of the Bomb Squad — stationed outside the casino. Chris Filiciello, former Mayor Don Guardian’s
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Three Galloway residents arrested on gun and drugs charges

Three Galloway Township residents were arrested Tuesday after police found drugs and a gun during the search of a home. Police found suspected heroin and cocaine along with a loaded 9mm handgun inside the home on Sussex Place, Detective Lt. Joseph Picardi said. Keanu Jones and Ishmael Winters, both 25, were charged with unlawful Possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon during the commission of a drug offense, possession of a controlled dangerous substance,
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Hamilton police seek robbery suspect

Hamilton Township police are looking for a man who robbed the Walmart and assaulted a worker Monday night. Police were called to the store just after 8 p.m., and told that a man stole several items and then assaulted a loss prevention officer while running from the store. Two pictures of the man taken from surveillance video have been released. Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call police at at 609-625-2700, ext
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Backpage helped grow human-trafficking, federal indictment alleges

Backpage has made more than a half-billion dollars in prostitution-related revenue, according to federal charges now levied against its leadership. The well-known website was shutdown by an investigation into the practices that many allege have helped grow the human-trafficking business. Seven men including founder Michael Lacey have been charged in a 93-count indictment that alleges not only did the site know that most of its revenue came from sex for sale — often involving minors.
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