A Somers Point man was convicted on all counts in a deadly shooting at Atlantic City’s Walk. Luis Maisonet, 56,was found guilty of murder and weapons offenses in the Sept. 1,2016,killing of Christopher Romero. A killing inside an Atlantic City outlet store was the result of a man who couldn’t take rejection, Atlantic County First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill told jurors during closings Thursday. Jennifer Villanueva had moved out of the apartment she and Maisonet
UPDATE: An 85-year-old reported missing from Ventnor Heights has been found. He was located on Trenton Avenue. Daniel Scotti was last seen in the Ventnor Heights area around 1 p.m. Thursday, according to a family friend. He suffers from dementia. He was last seen wearing an Eagles jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call Ventnor police at 609-822-2101
A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for human trafficking. Galen Spriggs was arrested after a woman called Atlantic City police saying she was forced there form Massachusetts and had been held captive, forced to have sex for money. The 23-year-old woman, identified only as C.A., said she was beaten if she didn’t bring home enough money. Spriggs, 29, pleaded guilty last month to a single count of human trafficking, acknowledging he
A man wanted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her with a gun was arrested by police Wednesday, after a brief chase. Tony Griffin, 44, was spotted by Officers Jeffrey Hannon and Valmir Loga at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, walking at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Adriatic Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Griffin was wanted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Sunday, Fair said. Griffin is accused of getting a shotgun from the bedroom
An Atlantic City man accused of sexually assaulting two children has been indicted by a grand jury. Santos Blanco, 41, was indicted on four counts each of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He also was charged with third-degree endangering. Blanco was arrested Sept. 19, after a month-long joint investigation with detectives from the Pleasantville and Atlantic City police departments, and detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Atlantic City and two officers in the 2012 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man. Derreck Mack’s mother claimed police failed to get her son proper medical attention after he was shot by an officer chasing him through Stanley Holmes Village on Dec. 17, 2012. She also claims he was not armed, although police have said he had a gun that was recovered at the scene. U.S. District
Jealousy and anger fueled a deadly shooting at Atlantic City’s Walk last year, according to testimony at the trial of the accused killer. Luis Maisonet allegedly shot Christopher Romero, 26, on Sept. 1, 2016, as the victim worked inside Zumiez in The Walk. Romero was expecting a baby with Maisonet’s ex-girlfriend, a son born several months after his father was killed the woman testified Tuesday. She and Maisonet had a daughter, who is now 11.
A man was found shot in Atlantic City on Tuesday night. Police were called to the 700 block of Wabash Avenue at 7:18 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. They found the 20-year-old man, whose name was not released, suffering from a gunshot wound. It was not considered life-threatening, Fair said. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to
Fifteen people lost their home in an Atlantic City rooming house fire Tuesday. The fire at the 23-unit building on the 400 block of North Indiana Avenue started on the third-floor ceiling area of the four-story wood-frame building, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. The firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof to gain access for ventilation, he said. No one was injured. The Red Cross assisted with finding those displaced places to stay.
A Mays Landing man has been indicted for aggravated manslaughter in the death of a man who stopped to try to break up a domestic incident. Calvin Wiggins, 24, was having a mental episode when he began hitting his girlfriend as the two stood at a bus stop on Route 40 on Nov. 2, the woman told BreakingAC last month. John Charlton, 55, was driving past when he stopped his car and approached the pair.