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Atlantic City police searching for burglary suspect

Atlantic City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect, and helping in the ongoing investigation of other burglaries. Three men were arrested last month in a rash of burglaries. On April 16, 2017, an unknown individual attempted to burglarize a residence in the north block of Boston Avenue. An investigation by Detective Keith Wendling led to a surveillance photograph of the suspect being distributed to law enforcement to identify the
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Alleged Hamilton Township shoplifter linked to other thefts, credit card fraud

Hamilton Township police have arrested a man who is believed to have been involved in several thefts. Terrance Thomas was arrested Tuesday, after police were called to Sears in the Hamilton Mall for a shoplifting in progress. When the officers arrived, they were caught Thomas with the help of Sears Loss Prevention workers, police said.. Thomas, age 48, of Camden, was also identified as one of the suspects in photographs released earlier that day for
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Virtual patrol leads to real arrests in Atlantic City

An Atlantic City police officer found a stolen car thanks to the new surveillance center. Officer Roderick Gaines was conducting a virtual patrol at 9:22 p.m. Saturday from the center inside the Public Safety Building when he saw a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier in the day on the beach block of Texas Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers Ryan Kov and Rashawn Cochran went there, and found the car with two men
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EHT man arrested for stealing cigarettes in front of uniformed Pleasantville police

An Egg Harbor Township man allegedly stole nine boxes of cigarettes from behind a Wawa counter while Pleasantville police were there Tuesday afternoon. Robert Jones, 32, grabbed the Newport 100s at the Wawa on Delilah Road at about 2:30 p.m., and tried to flee when Officer Girard Tell ordered him to stop, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Tell identified himself as an officer, “as the large white (POLICE) lettering and visible badge had apparently not deterred
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Egg Harbor Township family was growing marijuana in their home, police say

An allegation of stolen power turned into drug charges for an Egg Harbor Township family this week. The basement of the home on the 300 block of Glenn Avenue was being used as a marijuana production facility, Lt. Robert Gray said Thursday. Officers were assisting an Atlantic City Electric investigation into the alleged theft of electricity via a meter bypass when officers the police smelled smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana, Gray said. Evidence suggesting
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Atlantic City man wanted on warrants arrested with cocaine, police say

An Atlantic City man wanted on several warrants was arrested Wednesday with an ounce of cocaine, police said. John Field was the passenger in a car stopped at about 12:45 p.m., when Detective William Warner and others from the Vice Unit were conducting a narcotics investigation in the 600 block of Albany Avenue. Field, 25, was arrested on several outstanding contempt of court warrants, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He was also found with an ounce
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Housing Authority property manager accused of stealing checks meant for Atlantic City tenants

A Pleasantville Housing Authority property manager was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing $826 in HUD checks — and a $9.39 toilet seat. Cheryl Bradshaw, 59, of Atlantic City, is charged with official misconduct and theft of checks issued to tenants of the Barlinvis Apartments in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Bradshaw turned herself in to the Prosecutor’s Office in Mays Landing, and was released after being issued a summons. Bradshaw cashed
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Three admit to ATM fraud of more than $428,000

Three men involved in a scheme that used duplicated ATM cards to steal more than $428,000 pleaded guilty in the past month. Joel Abel Garcia, 35, of the Bronx, admitted Tuesday to committing bank fraud as part of the conspiracy that involved 13 defendants. The group was accused of using skimming devices placed onto the card readers of ATM machines owned by Bank of America or PNC Bank to steal the card’s information, then obtaining
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Pleasantville delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

A pizza delivery driver was robbed a gunpoint trying to make a delivery to what turned out to be a vacant unit Sunday evening. The Pizza Di Roma driver went to make the delivery to 304 Sassafras Run just before 6:30 p.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. The suspect brandished a handgun and robbed the victim of money and his wallet, according to the report. The victim was not injured during the incident. Police were unable
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EHT man arrested in five Pleasantville burglaries

An Egg Harbor Township man is free on an ankle bracelet after being charged with burglarizing four Pleasantville businesses and a private residence. Jesus Cotto, 22, is charged with 17 counts, including burglary, theft, criminal mischief and arson, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Detective James Searle spearheaded the investigation assisted by Detective Pablo Solorzano and Detective Sgt. Mark Porter, Hartman said. Cotto is accused of burglarizing a home on Fernwood Avenue, along with the Asian Market,
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