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Merchant complaints lead to drugs and gun arrest in Atlantic City

Atlantic City merchant complaints led to two arrests, a loaded gun and drugs, police said. Officers Eric Evans and Kevin Perez conducted surveillance in the 1800 block of Atlantic Avenue after business owner complains about drug dealing and possession in the area, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The officers saw a drug sale at 4:42 p.m. Monday, in the entrance of a convenience store on the block, according to the report. After the sale, the two
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Armed robbery at Pleasantville gas station

Pleasantville police are investigating an armed robbery inside a gas station convenience store Monday night. Police were called to the Atlantic Fuel at Delilah Road and Main Street just before 7 p.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. The suspect entered the store area brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk, according to the report. An undisclosed amount of money was given to the man, who fled on foot north across Delilah Road.
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Former Vineland fifth-grade teacher allegedly recorded underage boys with hidden bathroom camera

A former Vineland elementary school teacher was indicted Friday on charges he manufactured child pornography by recording underage boys using a hidden camera in restrooms at a theater camp. Thomas Guzzi Jr., 38, of Pitman, was a fifth-grade teacher at Winslow Elementary School, where he also acted as adviser and stage manager for youth productions at the school and the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Guzzi allegedly had separate computer folders where he stored images and
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Atlantic City man arrested with rifle in car, police say

An Atlantic City man was arrested after police found an assault rifle in his car during a stop, police said. Robert Bostic, 44, was pulled over just before noon in the 1900 block of Atlantic Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. After an investigation by Sgt. Andrew Leonard and Detective Darrin Lorady, they searched the vehicle and found a loaded AR-15 rifle and materials used to package and distribute narcotics, according to the report. Bostic was
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Three teens arrested, gun stolen from Galloway recovered

Three teens were arrested with real and replica guns during an investigation, Atlantic City police said. Detective Pete Calabrese was trying to speak with a group at Pennsylvania and Arctic avenues as part of a robbery investigation at 11:09 a.m. Wednesday, when one of the people ran, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Calabrese chased the 17-year-old man into a parking lot in the 1000 block of Arctic Avenue, where Officer George Mancuso took him into custody.
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James Kauffman charged with murder in wife’s death

Eight charged in connection with April Kauffman’s killing A suspended Egg Harbor Township doctor who pulled a gun when law enforcement came with search warrants last summer is now charged in his wife’s 2012 killing. April Kauffman’s death was the result of a murder-for-hire that included a long-term alliance between the former doctor and the Pagan motorcycle gang, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said during press conference Tuesday. “He has consistently denied any involvement in
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Atlantic City man charged in Fox Manor shooting

An Atlantic City man has been charged in a shooting that wounded a man outside the Fox Manor on Saturday night. Police were called to the scene, where a 36-year-old man was found shot, and rushed him to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Kwan Levy, 43, was found in a motel across the street. The man, who is in a wheelchair, was seen being taken into custody at the scene. He is
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Man shot in Atlantic City

A man was shot in Atlantic City on Saturday night. The shooting was reported at Fox Manor at 2707 Pacific Ave., police confirmed. The victim was taken from the scene by ambulance at about 9:20 p.m. A man in a wheelchair was taken in to custody for questioning. (UPDATE: He was later charged in the shooting.) The Violent Crimes Unit is investigating. Police are looking at video from the area. No further information was immediately available.
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Two Atlantic City teens charged in three convenience store robberies

Two Atlantic City men have been arrested in a string of convenience store robberies in the city. Police captured Ezekiel Harper and McKinley Bonner on Tuesday, after they were called to an armed robbery at a store in the 800 block of North Indiana Avenue at about 5:30 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The clerk said two men armed with a handgun stole money, according to the report. A description of the suspects was broadcast
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Three men arrested while burglarizing Atlantic City business, police say

Three men were arrested this week after trying to burglarize a commercial property. Atlantic City detectives were called to Starkman Distributors at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a burglary in progress in the 1000 block of New York Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The three men already got through one door and were working on the second when police approached, according to the report. The men fled in different directions, but were all taken into
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