An Atlantic City rapper with a pending gun case was arrested concealing a weapon during a car stop, according to new charges. Djza Chase, 22, was wounded in a 2016 shooting, and then charged the next month after an investigation found he was armed and fired a weapon during the shootout in which he was wounded. Chase, who makes music as Camaro Chase, was released on bail in that case, which was before bail reform.
A Pleasantville man has been indicted after having a sexual relationship with a teenager he met on Facebook. Pablo Cortez Trujillo, 26, was indicted on charges of sexual assault of a victim 13 to 15 years of age and endangering sexual conduct with a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Trujillo was having a sexual relationship with a 15 year-old girl over a period of a few months after meeting through Facebook, Tyner said.
An Absecon man allegedly made rules about sharing child pornography on a group he led, including that only videos of young girls be posted. “Please don’t post adult videos,” Carlos Santiago Gomez wrote as administrator of an instant messaging group that traded image of child sexual abuse, according to a federal complaint. Santiago Gomez, 27, turned himself in to the FBI’s Atlantic City office Wednesday morning, after returning from a business trip to Texas, U.S.
Three Atlantic City men were arrested and two guns recovered in connection with the shooting of two teens late Sunday night. Ahmad Shannon and Tajai Hicks-Anderson are accused of shooting the two 17-year-olds in the area of Baltic and South Carolina avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Hicks-Anderson was indicted last month on a charge of aggravated assault for his part in a fatal shooting. Da’Quan Montague was killed during a scuffle outside A.C. Linen on
An Atlantic City man died as the result of an attempted armed robbery his killer’s brother admitted in court Thursday. Kevin Quince, 29, admitted that he and his now-deceased brother rode their bicycles to Steven Loughney’s Atlantic City home Jan. 3, 2016, in a robbery attempt. But while Quince was in another room, he heard a shot, and came out to find Loughney dead, he told Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury. Loughney, 28, was found
An Atlantic City man is charged with murder in the fatal shooting last month. Shamal Harvey, 23, is in custody for the May 14 killing of Alexander Campbell Jr., 25, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Tuesday. Harvey is also charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Campbell was found shot at about 6 p.m. May 14, in the 1000 block of North Michigan Avenue. He
Atlantic City police arrested a Vineland man armed with a gun after he allegedly fled the scene of a shooting Friday. Police were called to the Fox Manor in the 2700 block of Pacific Avenue for a man shot shortly after 1 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The 22-year-old victim, an Atlantic City resident, was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus and later transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. A resident
Three people were arrested and more than 200 bags of heroin were recovered in a search of an Atlantic City residence Friday. Atlantic City’s Special Investigations Section and the SWAT team searched a home on the 100 block of North South Carolina Avenue and found the heroin and $3,700 in cash believed to be proceeds from drug sales, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The investigation by Detective Will Herrerias led to the arrests of Hamid Simms,
An Atlantic City man recently released after serving more than 15 years in prison for armed robberies was back at it again, police said. Victor Durham, 46, was arrested Tuesday in connection with two armed robberies of convenience stores on May 18, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Detectives John Sharkey and Fariyd Holmes had been investigating the two robberies and recently identified Durham as their suspect when they saw him in the 1600 block of Atlantic
The woman on the other end of the line was hysterical. Through screams and sobs, Eileen Leone spoke of men forcing their way in to her boyfriend’s Egg Harbor Township home June 29, 2006. “Please hurry up,” she yells. “Darius,” she calls to her boyfriend, 32-year-old Darius Smith. But Smith, a beloved local youth sports coach, was already mortally wounded. It would take eight years for his killer to be charged. Leone, who is now serving