Atlantic County sheriff’s officer will remain jailed in case involving text threats, guns

A suspended Atlantic County sheriff’s officer can have a few hours to see his dying father, but must otherwise remain jailed, a judge ruled Friday. Daniel Ginsburg, 44, of Galloway Township, was arrested April, after he allegedly sent threatening text messages to his girlfriend as he drove around with guns in his trunk, threatening to kill her and any officers who came after him. Ginsburg was arrested with two Glock semi-automatic handguns in his trunk,
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Pleasantville hit-and-run leaves man in critical condition

Pleasantville police are investigating a hit and run that left a pedestrian in critical condition early Thursday morning. Willie Henderson was walking across the Black Horse Pike near the Good Year when he was struck by a white car that was headed west just after midnight, Capt. Frank Balles said. The car did not stop. Henderson, who is in his 50s, was taken to the Trauma Unit at AtantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
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More charges filed, more to come in Hamilton Mall riot

Two additional juveniles have been charged in a fight that apparently started in a Hamilton Township neighborhood and ended with a riot that closed the Hamilton Mall. The June 2 incident seems to have started in the area of Primrose Court, township police said Thursday. Seven people were arrested in what police have categorized as a riot, closing the mall an hour early and sending patrons running. “The incident at the Hamilton Mall on June
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Trial begins Thursday for men in shooting that wounded ACPD officer

The trial of two men accused in a deadly 2016 shooting that wounded an Atlantic City police officer will begin Thursday. Martel Chisolm and Demetris Cross are accused of attempted murder, robbery and weapons offenses in an armed robbery that ended with their alleged partner and an Atlantic City police officer severely wounded. It took two juror pools to pick the right women and six men who will make up the jury. Jurors were asked
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No charges warranted against officers in Wildwood arrest, prosecutor says


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The actions of officers whose arrest of a Wildwood beach-goer went viral did not rise to criminal charges, the Cape May County prosecutor announced Tuesday. The preliminary investigation included reviewing video from the arresting officer’s and transporting officer’s body cameras, video from a private citizen, police vehicle video, interviews with independent witnesses and the written arrest reports and summonses, Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland said. Emily Weinman, 20, refused to give her name when police tried to


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Atlantic City man charged in May killing

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
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Seven people arrested in Hamilton Mall brawl

Seven teens were arrested Saturday night after a brawl at the Hamilton Mall that was apparently advertised on social media. A Hamilton Township police supervisor was assaulted in the incident, and sustained a minor injury, police said. The fight involving what witnesses said were as many as 200 teens in the food court closed the mall an hour early and resulted in several being pepper sprayed. Hamilton Township police were on directed patrol after the
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Vineland man arrested in Atlantic City shooting that injured man

  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
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Ex-Ventnor officer’s sexual harassment case now just against Atlantic City

Jury selection began Wednesday in a civil trial against Atlantic City alleging sexual harassment. Former Ventnor Officer Jamie Pirchio alleges she was sexually harassed while training to be a K-9 officer at the Atlantic County Police Training Center in September 2013. Ventnor also had been named in the suit, but previously settled for $50,000. The case was set to begin against Atlantic City and retired Atlantic City Police Officer Joseph Rodriguez, who was a trainer
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Last of four Harborfields escapees now charged as an adult

The last of four teens who escaped juvenile detention last year has been waived up to be tried as an adult. Donovan Nickerson, 17, of Atlantic City, was ordered held pending trial this week. Nickerson’s three co-defendants were previously indicted as adults. But his waiver had not yet happened. After a detention hearing, he will remain in a juvenile facility as his case goes through the court system. Juvenile escape leads to adult indictments for
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