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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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Atlantic City firefighter injured battling blaze

An Atlantic City firefighter was injured fighting a blaze at a boarded up home just after midnight Monday. The fire at 504 N. Indiana Ave. was first reported at 12:09 a.m. smoke in the neighborhood, Fire Chief Scott Evans said. The two-story wood-frame home had been boarded up and was recently being used by homeless people, whose shouts alerted the neighbor who called the fire in, Evans said. Because the home was so well boarded
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Atlantic City man charged with wounding rapper ordered detained

An Atlantic City rapper was able to get the gun used to shoot him away from his attacker before rushing himself to the hospital, according to information released in court Monday. Cory Wilburn, 30, was ordered held pending trial in the Feb. 19 shooting of Muhammad Griffin. It was the second time in just more than a month that Superior Court Judge John Rauh detained Wilburn, who is serving a 180-day sentence in a simple
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Atlantic City dispatcher to represent state in Ms. Wheelchair America

Kathy Ford will get a crown Monday. But what she’s really hoping for is attention to her struggles and others like her. The Atlantic City Police Department dispatcher will unofficially celebrate her new title as Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey. The state has been inactive in the 46-year-old national competition that started in Columbus, Ohio, where Dr. Philip K. Wood used it as a forum to promote the achievements and needs of people with mobility impairments.
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Teen arrested in Atlantic City car chase is ‘another child the system failed,’ mom says

The teen who allegedly that allegedly led Atlantic City police on a three-town chase in a stolen car had a history of running from trouble, BreakingAC has learned. The 16-year-old, whose name is not being released due to his age, had twice cut off his ankle bracelet while on release and twice ran from a group home, his mother said. The woman, whose name is being withheld to protect the minor’s identity, said she has
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Atlantic City teens arrested after leading police on chase in stolen car

Two teens were arrested after they fled a drug deal in a stolen car and led police on a chase through two other towns, police said. Officer Alberto Valles was patrolling the 1800 block of Atlantic Avenue after complaints from merchants about drug activity when he saw a drug deal between Nehemiah Letson and two teens inside a Nissan Altima, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. When officers responding activated their lights and sirens, the driver sped
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Detox center has grand opening in Atlantic City

Melissa Angelo had made her life in Florida when she got called about starting a detox center in Atlantic County. Her friend, Hansen House founder Jennifer Hansen, knew the area needed one. So did Angelo. But she was pregnant at the time and not ready to make a move. But Hansen kept going with the idea. Fast forward a few years — and to a now-4-year-old daughter — and Angelo and her husband are helping
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