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Atlantic City man charged in 2016 shooting arrested with loaded gun

An Atlantic City man already charged in a double shooting last year was arrested Wednesday with a loaded handgun in the same area. Orion Austin, 21, and another man are charged in a November shooting that wounded a man and woman in Buzby Village in the city’s Chelsea Heights section. At 2:41 p.m. Wednesday, Detective William Warner got information from a concerned citizen that Austin — now wanted on a traffic warrant out of Hamilton
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Two sought in EHT armed home invasion

Egg Harbor Township police are looking for two suspects in an armed home invasion. Two armed men wearing masked approached the victims outside their residence on Princeton Avenue in the township’s Scullville section at about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, they told police. They were ordered into the garage and their hands were duct taped as items were stolen from the home, according to the report. Both suspects were described as thin black men. One was wearing
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Two arrested with drugs and gun in Atlantic City

An Atlantic City man with a history of drug and gun charges was arrested with both Tuesday, according to new charges. Special Investigation Section Detectives Brian Hambrecht and Ermindo Marsini were patrolling the beach block of Ocean Avenue just before 10 p.m., in response to residents’ complaints about drugs there, when they became suspicious of two men as they got out of a vehicle, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Alexander Botchway and Christopher Tolbert Jr. were
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Two Atlantic City men arrested in EHT with guns, brass knuckles

Two Atlantic City men were arrested this weekend after police found two weapons and drugs during a car stop in Egg Harbor Township. Officer Jonathan Nieves stopped the car near the Inn of the Dove in the township’s Cardiff section, Lt. Robert Gray. An investigation found two loaded handguns, brass knuckles, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Carlos Rosado, 20, and Reshawn Spence, 19, were both arrested at the scene. Rosado was charged with possession of a
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Two arrested with loaded gun during Atlantic City car stop

Two men — including one just out of prison — were arrested allegedly with a loaded gun during a car stop Friday. Louis Roe Jr., 21, of Atlantic City, was pulled over by Officers Christopher Dodson and Alberto Valles at about 3:40 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. They investigated, and found a loaded handgun inside, according to the report. Roe and his passenger, Naim Naji, were arrested. Naji, 30, of Brigantine, was then found to
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Police tow lot manager charged with stealing $80,000 in fees

A former civilian tow lot manager for the Atlantic City Police Department was allegedly towing away more than vehicles. Dennis Bell Sr., who now lives in Laurel, Maryland, stole $80,000 in tow lot fees over a two-year period, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The city’s Office of Revenue and Finance noticed discrepancies in tow lot finances, and reported it to the police, Tyner said. A four-month investigation by detectives from Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office
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Woman used ‘missing granddaughter’ to aid shoplifting, EHT police say

A Little Egg Harbor Township woman and her adult son were arrested after she allegedly falsely reported her granddaughter missing to distract from a shoplifting. Police were called to the Walmart to investigate a missing 8-year-old girl. Donna Hall, 58, told police that her granddaughter was last seen in the jewelry section, and has a tendency to hide. She told police she was there with her adult daughter and a friend, who  she identified as
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Absegami student arrested for bringing imitation firearm to school

A 16-year-old Absegami High School student was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly brandished an imitation firearm at another student. School staff immediately placed the school into “shelter in place,” Chief Donna Higbee said. The surrounding elementary schools were also locked down as a precaution. When officers arrived, they quickly found the student — identified only as J.E. — with the weapon inside his book bag. It was then determined to be an imitation firearm.
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Shots damage property at Hamilton complex day after fatal shooting

Hamilton Township police were called to the Brandywood Townhomes for shots fired at about 10:15 p.m. Monday, a day after a shooting killed a man and wounded three others. It was unclear whether the shots that struck two residences were related to the shooting Sunday night that killed Taufeeq Mitchell and wounded three others. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is leading that investigation, and has not released the names of those who were injured. Two
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One killed, three wounded in Hamilton Township shooting

A Mays Landing man was killed and three others wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Hamilton Township. Police were called to the Brandywood Townhomes at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday for multiple gunshot victims, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Taufeeq Mitchell, 31, who grew up in Atlantic City’s Venice Park, was pronounced dead at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. Mitchell leaves behind three biological children and two stepchildren. No other victims were identified.
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