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Second homicide in Pleasantville this year

Pleasantville had its second homicide in a week Thursday night. A man was fatally shot on Stenton Place between Main Street and Franklin Boulevard, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Pleasantville police acknowledge “a sudden and significant increase in violent crime” that came with the new year. The Criminal Investigations Bureau detectives have been working additional hours to identify suspects and run down leads regarding the
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Galloway man linked to at least 70 commercial burglaries, police say

A Galloway Township man is linked to at least 70 commercial burglaries throughout the state dating back to 2013, Haddon Township police said. Dennis Niceler, 56, allegedly used the internet to scope out the businesses, finding out layouts locations and, in some cases, even the alarm panels, police said. He was arrested last week at his home, following an investigation by Detective Sgt. Joseph Johnston, and Detectives Mark Pagano and Timothy Hak that began with
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Pleasantville man charged with sex assaults on two children

A Pleasantville man is charged with multiple counts in connection with the sexual assaults of two children. Sherron Scott, 32, is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Monday. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and Egg Harbor Township police arrested Scott on Friday, after a months-long investigation. A detention hearing is
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Teen charged in fatal shooting of EHT 16-year-old

A 16-year-old is dead and a 17-year-old charged with his killing inside an Egg Harbor Township home Friday. Police were called to the home on Woodrow Avenue near Coolidge at 6:19 p.m., after a 911 call indicated a child fell down the stairs, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. During the call, another individual got on the telephone and said there was a shooting. Arriving officers found a 16-year-old boy dead of an apparent gunshot
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Atlantic City man arrested in shooting

An Atlantic City man was arrested Thursday in a shooting that wounded a man last month. Azaiah Grissom, 19, was arrested by Detective Anthony Abrams in the area of South Carolina and Baltic avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He is accused of shooting a 20-year-old man who was found shot in the 700 block of Wabash Avenue at about 7:15 p.m. Dec. 5. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to AtlantiCare Regional
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Atlantic City man county’s first homicide victim of the year

An Atlantic City man was fatally shot in Pleasantville early Thursday morning. Tywan Bailey, 33, is the first homicide victim in the county this year. The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Lafayette Avenue. Crime scene tape surrounded the home. An autopsy found that Bailey died of multiple gunshot wounds, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is being released at this
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Merchant complaints lead to drugs and gun arrest in Atlantic City

Atlantic City merchant complaints led to two arrests, a loaded gun and drugs, police said. Officers Eric Evans and Kevin Perez conducted surveillance in the 1800 block of Atlantic Avenue after business owner complains about drug dealing and possession in the area, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The officers saw a drug sale at 4:42 p.m. Monday, in the entrance of a convenience store on the block, according to the report. After the sale, the two
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Armed robbery at Pleasantville gas station

Pleasantville police are investigating an armed robbery inside a gas station convenience store Monday night. Police were called to the Atlantic Fuel at Delilah Road and Main Street just before 7 p.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. The suspect entered the store area brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk, according to the report. An undisclosed amount of money was given to the man, who fled on foot north across Delilah Road.
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Former Vineland fifth-grade teacher allegedly recorded underage boys with hidden bathroom camera

A former Vineland elementary school teacher was indicted Friday on charges he manufactured child pornography by recording underage boys using a hidden camera in restrooms at a theater camp. Thomas Guzzi Jr., 38, of Pitman, was a fifth-grade teacher at Winslow Elementary School, where he also acted as adviser and stage manager for youth productions at the school and the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Guzzi allegedly had separate computer folders where he stored images and
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Atlantic City man arrested with rifle in car, police say

An Atlantic City man was arrested after police found an assault rifle in his car during a stop, police said. Robert Bostic, 44, was pulled over just before noon in the 1900 block of Atlantic Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. After an investigation by Sgt. Andrew Leonard and Detective Darrin Lorady, they searched the vehicle and found a loaded AR-15 rifle and materials used to package and distribute narcotics, according to the report. Bostic was
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