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Atlantic City police arrest two armed men in one day in separate incidents

Atlantic City police seized two guns Thursday. Detectives Garry Stowe and Avette Harper were doing surveillance in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue, after merchants complained about drug dealing there, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. They saw Ernest Thompson in a drug deal with an unknown woman, according to the report. When they stopped Thomas, they found a loaded handgun and 40 bags of marijuana inside his vehicle. Thompson, 22, was arrested without incident, and charged
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Two wounded in Pleasantville knife fight

Two men were stabbed during a fight in Pleasantville on Friday night. The fight happened at about 8 p.m. at King’s Market at Lake Place and Main Street. Both men, whose names were not released, were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus with non-lifethreatening injuries. The Violent Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-641-6100.
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Complaints lead to 55 arrests in Atlantic City in a week

Daily complaints from Atlantic City residents, merchants and visitors resulted in 55 arrests last week, police said. The charges included various drug-related offenses, prostitution, active warrants and other crimes, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers seized more than 650 bags of heroin, 200 bags of cocaine, an ounce of unpackaged cocaine, three ounces of marijuana and an assortment of prescription pills, he said. They also seized more than $10,000 from drug dealers and illegal sales. The
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Atlantic City car stop leads to a pound of pot

Atlantic City police found a pound of marijuana after pulling a driver over Thursday night. Officers Alberto Valles and Christopher Dodson stopped the car at Michigan and Grant avenues after the driver made several traffic violations, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. As they spoke with the driver, Michael Hargis, they could smell the strong odor of marijuana, according to the report. They searched the vehicle and found a pound of marijuana.  Hargis, 32, was charged with possession
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Pleasantville sex assault suspect arrested at Canadian border

A man accused of a sexual assault in Pleasantville was arrested Thursday evening trying to get into Canada. Police were called to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point at about 11 p.m. Monday for the report of a sexual assault on Falcon Drive, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Detective James Searle worked overnight into the next day to identify the assailant as Jean Milice, 31, of Somers Point. Hartman credited Searle’s dogged determination in the case,
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Two charged in Hamilton Township burglary

Two men were arrested in a burglary earlier this month. A burglary alarm brought officers to the home on Galleria Drive at about 4 p.m. July 19, police said. They found the front door had been forced open and there was damage to the rear, sliding door. An investigation aided by police in Egg Harbor and Galloway townships led to the arrests of two men. Joseph Stansberry, 31, of Galloway Township, and Matthew Klose, 27,
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Man arrested in Atlantic City shooting

Atlantic City police have arrested a man in one of the two shootings that happened over the weekend. Stephen Jacobs, 35, was arrested Monday in the shooting of 46-year-old Terry Harris. Harris was found shot in the 1800 block of Hummock Avenue at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday. Three hours earlier, Orion Austin was found with a gunshot wound to the leg in the 700 block of Arctic Avenue. No arrest has been made in that
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Two wounded in separate Atlantic City shootings overnight

Police are investigating two separate shootings that each wounded men hours apart in Atlantic City overnight Saturday. The first shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. in the area of Arctic and New Jersey avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. ShotSpotter, the city’s audio gunshot-detection system, registered eight rounds. People gathered at a cookout nearby rushed children inside a home, a witness tells BreakingAC. Orion Austin, 22, of the city, was found with a gunshot wound to
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Reward for information on who shot at Atlantic City first-responders

Atlantic City first-responders were getting ready to put the wounded man on a gurney when gunshots rang out again. This time, toward them. “Three or four shots rang out,” acting Atlantic City Fire Capt. Jamil Wilkins told BreakingAC. “It felt and sounded like they came right over our heads.” Police are now offering a $5,000 reward for helping find the suspect who shot at firefighters and EMTs as they tended to a gunshot victim July
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Atlantic City boxer pleads guilty in 2014 killing

An Atlantic City boxer pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated manslaughter and drug charges in a 2014 killing. Omar Curry, 27, admitted to killing Nelson Viera Jan. 17, 2014, and operating and maintaining controlled dangerous substance production facility. Texas and Arctic avenues. The city’s ShotSpotter audio-gunshot detection system alerted police to the area. He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, where he was pronounced dead. Curry was arrested more than seven months later,
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