A “substantial heroin dealer” in the Atlantic City-Pleasantville area allegedly had guns and more than $140,000 worth of drugs in his shed, Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced. Terrance Harris, 37, of Pleasantville, was arrested Friday during a car stop that was the result of a long-term investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force. Harris had a small amount of heroin in the vehicle, which a Pleasantville K-9 dog alerted officers about, according to the report.
An Atlantic City male was arrested Sunday after stabbing another male. Officers Brian McKinney and James Andros were patrolling Atlantic Avenue when they were stopped just before 1 a.m., by a 48-year-old man who was bleeding. The victim said he had been stabbed. Through an investigation by the officers, the suspect was identified as Javier Urena-Polanco. Officers Sean Pettit and Tyler Daily located Urena-Polanco several blocks from the area and took him into custody. The
An Atlantic City man was wounded in a shooting Sunday night. Officers called to the beach block of Ocean Avenue found Alexander Botchway, 26, suffering from a gunshot wound. Botchway was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, where he was treated and released. The investigation is being led by Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5788.
Predictive policing is working in Atlantic City, according to statistics for the first three months of the program. Shootings and homicides were down 7 percent and robberies 27 percent from February through April, said Rutgers Professor Joel Caplan who developed the system. Risk Terrain Management is a new way of looking at crime that focuses on what attracts crime to a certain area rather than the people who live in or frequent there. The model
The 2014 disappearance of an Egg Harbor Township man is now being investigated as a homicide after his remains were found in a township lot earlier this year, the Atlantic County prosecutor said Wednesday. Barry Brown, 55, was reported missing Oct. 7, 2014. His whereabouts remained unknown when remains were found Jan. 25 of this year in a lot adjacent to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority on Doughty Road in the township, Atlantic County Prosecutor
An Atlantic City man was arrested hours after he allegedly stabbed a woman Sunday, police said Wednesday.O A 41-year-old woman was found stabbed at about 2:15 a.m., when Officers Sumon Majumder and Lennin Moya responded to at call to Vermont Plaza, at 130 S. Vermont Ave. The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus with non-life threatening injuries. Anthony Washington was identified as the suspect through an investigation by
A man accused of brutally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in her Atlantic City home pleaded not guilty Tuesday. The evidence against Jose Lopez is “voluminous,” according to information released in court. The 51-year-old man faces multiple charges, including murder, attempted murder and robbery in the killing of Bessy Blanco, 54 inside her North Harrisburg Avenue home. The two had a romantic relationship, but had broken up. A family member previously told BreakingAC that Lopez had continued
Resident complaints resulted in 12 arrests in a drug investigation in Atlantic City this past week. The Special Investigations Unit targeted drug sales in the Marina District — also known as Back Maryland — and Atlantic Avenue. Detectives also seized two handguns, cocaine, marijuana, money from drug sales and a vehicle used to transport and sell drugs, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Kalil Sloan, 34, and Michael Fletcher, 32, both of the city, were arrested on
A Mays Landing man is charged with two burglaries after he was allegedly caught stealing from a vehicle parked in the Festival Mall parking lot. Elijah Thomas, 19, was walking through the lot when he found a vehicle with the window partially down, police said. He forced the window down, unlocked the door and took $5 and a pair of sunglasses. After he was arrested, Thomas was also questioned about the April 10 burglary of a
A teen was arrested with a handgun in Atlantic City on Sunday, after someone spotted him and called 911. The incident highlights a recent spate of citizen calls, and even action, that seems to show an improved relationship with law enforcement, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The capture of a burglary suspect, a drug arrest and another gun arrest were all aided by calls from the community, Fair said. Even the capture of a suspect in