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Gun found during Galloway car stop was not seized legally, state’s top court rules

A gun found in a purse during a 2013 Galloway Township motor vehicle stop was not seized legally, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. Dion Robinson was pulled over after Officer Vincent Ceci noticed him driving erratically, according to court documents. Robinson and one of the three passengers in the car both had outstanding warrants and were known to carry guns, a dispatcher told Ceci during the stop. He called for backup and the vehicle was secured
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Atlantic City family looking for answers after inmate allegedly beaten by officers

An Atlantic City man’s family is trying to find out what happened to him after being denied access to him following an alleged beating by corrections officers in a state prison. Dontae Hathaway, 31, filed a grievance against a Bayside State Prison corrections officers on April 10, according to his mother. That Saturday, she got a call from the family member of a fellow inmate telling her Hathaway had been severely beaten. No one has
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Galloway teen arrested with the parts to make an assault rifle, police say

A 16-year-old Galloway Township teen already on probation for having a gun on school property was arrested Wednesday on gun and drug charges. Galloway police received a tip Thursday that a juvenile resident had the parts to assemble a firearm, police said. After an investigation, they found that the teen — whose name is not being released due to his age — had all the parts and tools needed to assemble a fully functional semiautomatic
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Woman wanted in theft from Bacharach Rehabilitation Center

A woman is wanted in the theft of a purse from a rehabilitation center in Galloway Township. The unidentified woman entered the Bacharach Rehabilitation Center on March 31, and wandered the halls before leaving with an employee’s purse, police said. The credit cards inside were then used to make $3,296.58 in purchases. Photos from the center’s surveillance video have been released  in hopes of identifying the woman. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective William Schroer at
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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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