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Atlantic County jail officer sentenced on criminal sexual contact

A longtime Atlantic County corrections officer was sentenced to five years’ probation Friday after admitting to criminal sexual contact with a female inmate. Castulo Matos, a 21-year veteran from Egg Harbor City, touched the unnamed victim inappropriately on Dec. 5, according to the charge. He also made inappropriate comments to the woman before that, she told investigators. She reported him to jail staff on Dec. 13. Officers of the Atlantic County Department of Public Safety/Division
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Atlantic City firefighters paid under grant will need to reapply for jobs

Nearly 80 Atlantic City firefighters may have to reapply for their jobs in September, when the federal grant that pays them runs out. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant currently pays the salaries for 79 of the city’s 202 firefighters, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. But when the grant runs out Sept. 21, those jobs will be terminated, according to a notice sent by Timothy Cunningham, director of the state Division of
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Two men wanted in separate Atlantic City attacks arrested within half-hour

Atlantic City police arrested a man wanted in an assault and robbery about a half-hour after capturing a suspect in a separate assault Saturday. It started with a domestic-related car theft late Saturday afternoon. Jeremy Gordy was in a woman’s car with her as the passenger when the two got into an argument at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Gordy allegedly began striking the unnamed victim in the head with a handgun,
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Pennsylvania man arrested in Ventnor stabbing

A Pennsylvania man wanted in a stabbing in Ventnor that left a woman critically injured was arrested by Philadelphia police during a car stop Saturday. David Legette, 53, is accused of attacking his 49-year-old girlfriend inside a car in the area of Newport and Atlantic avenues in Ventnor. Many people saw the woman bloodied and either thrown or jumping from the car. Police had not released Legette’s name or image publicly, although a flier with
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Two arrested after drugs seized in Pleasantville car stop

Two men were arrested Saturday after a K-9 dog sniffed out drugs during a motor-vehicle stop. Officers Girard Tell and Ryan VanSyckle stopped the car around 610 Noah’s Road, and asked for K-9 Sgt. David Aristizabal to come with his partner, Dozer, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Dozer made a positive indication that drugs were in the car, according to the report. They found 8 ounces of cocaine and 128 bags of heroin, Hartman said. They
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Ventnor police get first save just hours after begin carrying naloxone

Just hours after Ventnor police began carrying an overdose antidote, they had their first save Friday. “The ink was still drying on my order and we had our first drug overdose and she’s alive,” Chief Doug Biagi said. “It’s awesome.” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner recently directed all police departments in the county to carry naloxone, known to many as Narcan, which is administered nasally and helps reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It
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Attacker in Ventnor stabbing has been identified

A woman who was stabbed and then thrown from a car in Ventnor knew her attacker, police said. The woman was found bleeding from about a dozen stab wounds at Newport and Atlantic avenues after police responded to several 911 calls saying someone had been thrown from a car. The suspect has been identified, and was in a relationship with the victim, Police Chief Doug Biagi said. The man has been charged with “a wide variety
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Man caught testing the waters — from the shower — at Taj liquidation sale

At least one buyer made sure he was all cleaned up before making a purchase at the Taj Mahal liquidation sale this week. A man identified by NJTV News as Dave Cipollini of Brigantine was found showering in one of the rooms, and the news station caught it on video. “It’s a liquidation sale, I wanted to see how the shower was, maybe I could get a free shower,” the man tells the station’s reporter
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Bridgeton man sentenced to 12 years for trafficking heroin in Atlantic City area

A Bridgeton man who admitted to dealing as much as a half-kilogram of heroin a week in the Atlantic City area was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday. Anthony Martin, 34, pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and second-degree possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Martin was arrested during a Dec. 11, 2015, traffic stop as part of an investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force. Inside
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Three teens arrested in Atlantic City robbery

Three teens were arrested after a man was assaulted and his bike stolen in Atlantic City. The 45-year-old Atlantic City man told police that the boys also tried to steal his wallet in the attack in the area of California and Fairmount avenues at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers Anthony Aloisi and Hector Reyes responded and were able to find the three 16-year-olds — one from Pleasantville, one from Egg Harbor Township and one from Egg
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