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Police catch dirt-biker who injured woman in Pleasantville hit-and-run

A teenager has been arrested in the Pleasantville dirt bike crash that injured a woman standing on a sidewalk last month. The 17-year-old from Pleasantville is charged with assault by auto and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash with serious bodily injury. Police have been looking for the teen since Aug. 5, when he drove onto the sidewalk on Main Street near West Jersey Avenue and struck Elza Jeanty-Excellent, 27, of Galloway Township. Video
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Rapper, alligator owner ordered held pending trial in armed home invasions

Three Atlantic County homes were targeted in violent home invasions to steal money and drugs, according to the state’s charges. Sean Temple and Ba’shawn Whitted-Scott were ordered jailed until trial Wednesday, after the judge heard details of their alleged crimes, including threatening a woman and her three juvenile children with a gun inside their Egg Harbor Township home on Aug. 11. The woman told police she “believed these men are very capable of killing her
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Death inside casino hotel room was suicide, prosecutor says

The death of one man and injury of a woman inside a casino hotel room has been determined to be a suicide and suicide attempt. Police were called to the room on the 37th floor of the Tropicana Casino and Resort on Tuesday night, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was called to assist. The injured woman was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, where her condition
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Man shot in Pleasantville

A man was shot in the leg in Pleasantville on Saturday night. Police were called to the 400 block of Elm Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Then that a man was wounded, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Hallie Fields, 38, was found with gunshot wound to the left thigh. The Pleasantville man was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus for his injury. No suspects were located. Violent Crimes Unit
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Tenure charges filed against Atlantic City principal cleared in criminal trial

An Atlantic City principal acquitted of stealing money mean for the school has now been brought up on tenure charges by the superintendent. LaKecia Hyman was found not guilty May 22, after she had been suspended without pay for 18 months in the matter. Hyman should have been given back her job and her back pay, said attorney Lou Barbone, who has filed paperwork for both. Barbone’s law partner, Ed Jacobs, was Hyman’s attorney at
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Atlantic City police investigating second shooting in less than 24 hours

An Atlantic City man was wounded Wednesday night in the city’s second shooting in less than 24 hours. The shooter is still being sought, but a man was arrested at the scene with a stolen gun, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The ShotSpotter audio gunshot-detection system alerted police to the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue near the Kentucky Fried Chicken. Officer Jonathan Walsh found several men fighting when he arrived at the scene and found one
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Pleasantville man charged in shooting that wounded Atlantic City man

A Pleasantville man has been charged with shooting a man in Atlantic City. John Gilmore, 34, was already in police custody when a warrant was issued for him Friday in the shooting last Sunday of Alexander Botchway. Botchway was found shot in the hand in the beach block of Ocean Avenue just after 11 p.m. June 4. He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, where he was treated and released. An investigation
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Atlantic City police seek suspect in sexual assault

Atlantic City police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman Tuesday afternoon. The 23-year-old victim was attacked at knife-point just after noon in the 1000 block of Drexel Avenue, she told police. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-8 black male in his late 20s to early 30s, weighing about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants that were darker than the sweatshirt. Police are asking
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Teen stabbed in Pleasantville

A teenager was hospitalized after he was stabbed Friday afternoon waiting to pick his brother up from high school. “I don’t even know who he was,” Ibn Blackwell told BreakingAC in a phone call from his hospital room. “I passed out. I remember there was blood everywhere and I ended up here.” Video posted by someone on Facebook shows the 18-year-old Vineland High School senior wounded in the street. He was stabbed at 2:19 p.m. in the area 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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