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Philadelphia man arrested in Atlantic City knife attack

A Philadelphia man was arrested Monday after he allegedly slashed a man with a knife during an altercation. Officers were called to Sovereign and Atlantic avenues at 5:36 p.m. for the report of a man cut on the hand, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officer Robert Reynolds found the 55-year-old victim, who said he was cut by a man who fled. The victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. Reynolds got a description
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Three men arrested while burglarizing Atlantic City business, police say

Three men were arrested this week after trying to burglarize a commercial property. Atlantic City detectives were called to Starkman Distributors at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a burglary in progress in the 1000 block of New York Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The three men already got through one door and were working on the second when police approached, according to the report. The men fled in different directions, but were all taken into
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Alleged leader of Atlantic County drug- and gun-trafficking ring will be held pending trial

An Egg Harbor City man who faces life in prison as the alleged leader of a drug- and gun-trafficking network will be held pending trial, a judge ruled during a detention hearing Tuesday. Kenneth Burrell, 39, was one of 16 people arrested last week in a multi-agency investigation that led to the seizure of 21 firearms, more than 10,000 bags of heroin and fentanyl, and 10 ounces of cocaine. Under the new bail reform, the
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Husband and wife arrested in EHT burglary

A husband and wife burglarized an Egg Harbor Township home together, according to police. Elaine and Peter Thomas have been charged after video captured the burglary in the township’s West Atlantic City section on March 15. Eleven days later, the owner reported the summer home on Oxford Place had been burglarized. The investigation by Detective Reynold Theriault also led to Peter Thomas, 47, being linked to a March 16 armed robbery at a gas station. Just
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Suspect in two Atlantic City armed robberies arrested, knife recovered

An Atlantic City officer chased down a robbery suspect and recovered the knife possibly used in the crimes Saturday. Officer Scott Sendrick tried to stop the man just before 8 p.m. Saturday, after seeing he matched the description of the man wanted in two armed robberies earlier this month, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Atlantic City police need help identifying armed robbery suspect Jermaine Whitehurst, 18, who was walking in the area of Pennsylvania and Adriatic
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Absecon man arrested after heroin, gun found during EHT car stop

An Absecon man was arrested Saturday morning, after he was found with drugs and a loaded handgun during a car stop, police said. Nasir Crippen, 18, was a passenger in the car that was stopped by Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Joseph Griffiths for motor vehicle violations on Doughty Road at about 10 a.m., Lt. Robert Gray said. During the investigation, police found Crippen had 40 wax folds of heroin and a loaded handgun, according to
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Three teens allegedly robbed cabdriver, stole cab

Three teens were arrested in the carjacking of a cabdriver early Sunday morning. The three were picked up in Pleasantville and taken to Mays Landing, where they put a gun to the cabdriver’s head and demanded cash, the victim told Hamilton Township police. The victim ran from the vehicle and the three suspects fled in the cab at about 1:45 a.m., according to the report. A short time later, officers found the cab unoccupied, police
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Wanted suspect caught thanks to casino employee

A wanted male was spotted by an observant Resorts Hotel and Casino employee this morning leading to his arrest. Sharod Taylor, who was wanted by the Atlantic City Police Department, was seen inside Resorts this morning. The ACPD was contacted as Taylor was leaving the casino. Officer Joseph Bereheiko conducted a motor vehicle stop in the vehicle Taylor was in and took him into custody without incident. Taylor was wanted in a Jan. 25 shooting
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Atlantic City officer freed on domestic assault charge

An Atlantic City police officer accused of beating his girlfriend is free pending trial after a judge refused to hold him without bail. Dayton Brown, 43, is charged with aggravated assault in the incident that caused the unnamed woman’s lung to collapse, according to the accusation. But the attack never happened, defense attorney John Zarych told the judge, painting a picture of a troubled woman known to be untruthful who had a pre-existing respiratory condition.
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Man arrested after fleeing Atlantic City accident on stolen motorcycle

A Sewell man was arrested after he fled an accident on a stolen motorcycle. Michael Benko, 23, was riding the motorcycle when he struck a vehicle in the Caesar’s Atlantic City parking garage, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officer Jimmy Rodriguez responded to the scene and was told the man had fled on the motorcycle, according to the report. Rodriguez found the motorcycle in the 1700 block of Pacific Avenue, and was told by witnesses that
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