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Atlantic City firefighters respond to building collapse

An Atlantic City building partially collapsed Wednesday afternoon. The house at 903 Atlantic Ave. was vacant, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. But the home next door had to be evacuated. Three adults and six children are being relocated. Advertisements
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Atlantic City police trying to identify man in theft investigation

  Atlantic City police are trying to identify a man wanted in a theft investigation. Police released a photo from surveilance video asking for the public's help. Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.
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Atlantic City police investigating after car crashes into building

Photo by Phylicia Parsons  Atlantic City police are investigating after a car crashed into a building on Pacific Avenue on Tuesday night. The car jumped the curb and crashed into 2505 Pacific Avenue before 10 p.m. Sources on the scene said the driver fled. But police said they were not looking for anyone. No further information was released. The investigation is ongoing.
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Atlantic City man allegedly punched officer responding to domestic fight

An Atlantic City man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer during a domestic dispute. Officers Ryan Kov and Bryan O’Neill responded to the 500 block of Indiana Avenue just before 7 p.m. Saturday for the report of a domestic dispute. The 38-year-old woman told police her boyfriend would not return her car keys. Kov tried to talk to the man, David Kitching, who refused and tried to walk  away several times, Sgt.
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Atlantic City father-son hope video helps others struggling with bullying

  Scott Henry knows how lucky he was. The Atlantic City father found out last year that his son was so distraught about bullying in school that he planned to kill himself. Instead, Henry had Jah’Mir sit down with him and help write out a script that explained how the teenager was feeling. The resulting video posted last June made Jah’Mir’s feelings at the time clear. Henry hoped it would help others. Now, he’s posting
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Two armed Atlantic City men arrested within minutes in separate incidents

Atlantic City arrested two armed suspects in unrelated incidents within minutes of one another Friday. At 2:30 p.m., Detectives Nick Berardis and Brian Hambrecht tried to stop two men in the 500 block of Haddon Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.  The two men walked backward as they saw the detectives coming toward them, the bumped into each other as they turned to run toward Route 30, according to the report. One of the suspects, George
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Atlantic City man arrested with 172 grams of pot in car, police say

An Atlantic City man was arrested Thursday after he tried to walk away from a car stop and was found to have 172 grams of marijuana in his car, police said. When Officers Christian Ivanov and Daniel Arra stopped the car at about 1:40 p.m. in the 300 block of North Carolina Avenue, driver Robert Coppin Jr. got out of the car and started to walk away, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Coppin was ordered to get
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Predictive policing one reason given for Atlantic City’s violent crime drop last year

Focusing on places rather than people helped Atlantic City’s violent crime drop nearly 36 percent last year, according to police. Risk Terrain Modeling was developed by Rutgers Professor Joel Caplan, who saw data that showed where crime was happening but didn’t seem to look deeper. “The common way that crime is analyzed and used for police operations is by focusing on past crime events and where crime clusters,” Caplan said. “That tells you the where
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Atlantic City man arrested in shooting

An Atlantic City man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to shoot someone last week. Patrol officers responded to the 200 block of North Tennessee Avenue just after 5 p.m March 20 for reports of gunfire, Sgt. Kevin Fair. Officers arrived to find several shell casings, according to the report. The intended target  was not injured. An investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit led to charges being filed against Chreshull Rucker. Rucker, 28, was arrested by
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Atlantic City man robbed four cabbies at knifepoint, police say

An Atlantic City man arrested on drug and gun offenses last year is now charged with robbing four cabdrivers at knifepoint in a week. Two drivers were stabbed, police said. Darrell Wade, 46, allegedly would hail a cab in different parts of the city, and then threaten the drivers with a knife once he got to his destination, robbing them of their money, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.. The robberies happened between March 18 and 24.
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