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Pleasantville drug bust goes beyond one arrest, chief says

A recent Pleasantville drug arrest meant more than just one person jailed to residents and police, the city’s chief said. Instead, it pointed out how close the dangers of drugs are to the innocent in the community. After a month-long investigation, the home on the 300 block of West Washington Avenue was raided at about 3 a.m. Monday. Inside, police found alleged drug dealer Jerome Mace, along with 350 wax paper folds believed to contain
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Man arrested in EHC shooting also charged in shooting in casino valet area

One of three men arrested in an Egg Harbor City shooting is also charged in a shooting inside an Atlantic City casino valet area. Jonnattan Lopez — also known as J-roc — was arrested in Atlantic City on Wednesday. He is one of three men charged in connection with a May 18 gunfight at the Philadelphia Village Apartments in Egg Harbor City. No one was injured, but several buildings were damaged, and bullets narrowly missed
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Double dutch event looks to jump start improved Atlantic City park

Indra Owens grew up in Atlantic City. But she never played in the park honoring the first African-American resident to die in World War II. Through the years, Harold Brown’s Park came to be known for drugs and violence. Sandwiched between two of the city’s most troubled areas — Stanley Holmes Village and Schoolhouse Apartments — and just a couple of blocks from the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, it became a haven for illegal activities.
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Ventnor woman who killed, cut up and moved husband loses appeal

An appellate jury this week upheld the conviction of a woman who killed her husband, cut him up and then took the body with her when she moved from the Hamilton Township home they shared. Loretta Doyle Burroughs, who will turn 66 next week, is serving a 55-year sentence for the killing of her husband, Daniel Burroughs, in 2007. She had told people he left her for a waitress in Florida. But, when investigators came
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Charges dismissed against man indicted twice in 2012 Mulllica killing

Charges have been dismissed against a man twice indicted for murder in the 2012 killing of a Mullica Township man. Michael Castro spent 16 months in jail after he was arrested in 2013, accused of killing John Kingsbury, 77, during an alleged robbery attempt at the man’s home. Castro was charged with murder, two counts of burglary, passing bad checks and weapons offenses. A defense motion to dismiss was set to be heard next week, but
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Three fires at same Atlantic City home under investigation

City and county detectives are helping investigate three possible arsons at the same home in the past two weeks. “It appears to be suspicious and of a human act,” Fire Chief Scott Evans told BreakingAC on Monday. “They could be related.” The latest fire burned the home on the 800 block of North Drexel Avenue, and a car parked in the driveway just before 5 a.m. Monday, Evans said. The single-family home has been unoccupied since construction began
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Egg Harbor Township man sentenced to 20 years in 2013 home invasion, attempted murder

An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday in a 2013 home invasion of a 92-year-old man who was stabbed in the attack. Charles Sweetman was found stabbed inside his home in the Tower East Mobile Home Park just before 9 a.m. Dec. 17, 2013. The suspect left in Sweetman’s car. His neighbor Robert Bilhardt was later arrested and charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, armed burglary, burglary while attempting
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Two searches of Linwood man’s home recover 4,000 bags of heroin, police say

A Linwood man was arrested twice within five days after police allegedly found about 4,000 bags of heroin and prescription drugs during two searches of his home. Richard Roycroft, 30, was released on a summons after he was arrested April 27, when an investigation led to a search of his home. The investigation was a joint effort between Linwood police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, along with police from Brigantine, Egg Harbor
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Atlantic City police seize more than 6,000 bags of heroin

Atlantic City police seized thousands of dollars in heroin Wednesday, after a drug arrest led to the search of a home. Sgt. Richard Andrews saw a drug sale between two men in the area of South Carolina Avenue and Bacharach Boulevard just before 3 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Andrews quickly arrested the alleged buyer, Quran Stokelin, 23, of Atlantic City, after he was found with a bag of heroin. The sergeant put out a
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Tip leads to man selling heroin outside Atlantic City health care center

An Atlantic City man was arrested Tuesday, after police got a tip that he was dealing heroin outside the AtlantiCare Healthplex. Someone called 911, telling police a man was selling drugs and gave a description of the suspect, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers Anthony Abrams and Darrell Catanio were able to quickly find the man outside the center on the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue,  just before 5 p.m. Dana Gibbs, 52, had 92 bags
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