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Police investigating Atlantic City shooting

Atlantic City’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that wounded a man Police were called to the 500 block of North Massachusetts Avenue. A 20-year-old man was wounded in the shooting, police said. The department is not releasing the victim’s name. He was treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, and is being released. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be
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Two arrests and a gun seized during Atlantic City car stop

Atlantic City police made two arrests and seized a loaded handgun during a traffic stop Friday. Officers Alberto Valles and Christopher Dodson stopped a motor vehicle at about 11:15 a.m. at Virginia Avenue and Route 30, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. While speaking with the driver, whose name was not released, the officers smelled marijuana, according to the release. Sharif Williams, 22, a passenger in the car, got out and was found with 40 grams of
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Man killed in Atlantic City shooting

A man was shot in Atlantic City just before 9 p.m., police said. The victim was found at 32 Anchorage Court. d Jasper Bell,32,died from his injuries, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. No other information was immediately available. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation with help from Atlantic City police. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Major Crimes at 609-909-7666 or Atlantic City police
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Philadelphia woman arrested in Atlantic City stabbing

A Philadelphia woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly stabbed another woman during a fight. Atlantic City Police Officers Shayne Dugan and Nicholas Rivera were stopped at about 3:40 p.m. at Tennessee and Atlantic avenues by a woman who had just been stabbed. The 33-year-old victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus for treatment to her stab wounds, which were not considered life-threatening. She and the¬†suspect, Aaisha Muhammad, were in a physical
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Galloway gas station attendant beat with bat and robbed

Galloway Township police are looking for a suspect in robbery of a gas station attendant using a baseball bat Monday night. Mirz Baig, 58, of Galloway Township, was working inside the booth at the Delta Gas Station on the White Horse Pike just before 9 p.m., when a man approached brandishing a baseball bat, according to police. He struck Baig with the bat several times before going through his pockets and stealing an undisclosed amount
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Woman who killed Atlantic City tourists says guilty plea wasn’t ‘knowing and intelligent’

A homeless woman who admitted to fatally stabbing two Atlantic City visitors in 2012 will get another day in court. Antionette Pelzer, now 50, was sentenced to two consecutive 40-year terms in the killing of Po Lin Wan, 80, and her youngest daughter, Alice Mei See Leung, 47. The two women were walking down Pacific Avenue at about 10 a.m. May 21, 2012, when Pelzer rushed up to them with a 13-inch butcher knife and
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Atlantic City man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend

An Atlantic City man was arrested after he allegedly brandished a gun at his girlfriend Saturday night. Police responded to the 500 block of Kentucky Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. for the report of a man pointing a gun at a woman, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. An investigation by Officers Eric Evans and Kevin Perez determined David Johnson had pointed a handgun at his 27-year-old girlfriend during a dispute. Police found the gun during a
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Two charged after shots fired in Pleasantville

Pleasantville police arrested two men after shots were fired early Sunday morning. Officers heard the gunshots at 3:19 a.m., and Officer Astrid Aurelius stopped a vehicle in the area of Martin Luther King and Main Street, just about a block from the police station, Capt. Matt Hartman said. A firearm was found inside the vehicle. And the driver was allegedly under the influence. Driver Mikal Galloway, of Galloway Township, was charged with driving while intoxicated.
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Man accused in Downbeach car burglaries now linked to 24 in EHT

A Margate man already connected to several Downbeach car burglaries is now charged in two dozen similar incidents in Egg Harbor Township, police said. Jason Pinto, 43, was arrested last week after township Officer Jacob Hunter stopped his car and found he had outstanding warrants against him. Pinto also allegedly had drug paraphernalia on him at the time of his arrest. A lengthy investigation by Detective Richard Vogt linked Pinto to 24 vehicle burglaries in
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Pleasantville man charged in fatal expressway shootout arrested for third time

An alleged member a Pleasantville gang charged in connection to a fatal shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway is back in jail after being let out on bail twice. This time, Wilbert Demosthenes allegedly led Pleasantville police on a chase, which ended with him arrested by Patrolmen Ryan VanSyckle and Daniel Davis with 41 bags of suspected heroin and 10 grams of suspected cocaine/fentanyl, Capt. Matt Hartman said. VanSyckle had tried to stop Demosthenes at
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