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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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Four charged as part of FBI investigation in Pleasantville

Four people were arrested after a two-month investigation into prostitution, gun and drug activity at a Pleasantville hotel. The FBI Child Exploitation Task and Pleasantville police searched two rooms Wednesday at Homestead Lodge on the Black Horse Pike. Henry Lovest, 41, was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, certain person not to possess a firearm, compelling prostitution and drug offenses. Xena Allen, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and drug offenses. She also
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Third Atlantic County man ordered detained in alleged gang-run gun and drugs case

A third Atlantic County man has been ordered held pending trial in a 97-count guns and drugs case allegedly tied to a local street gang. Tariq Tucker, 26, of Mays Landing, will stay in the Atlantic County Justice Facility until the case is resolved, Superior Court Judge Rodney Cunningham ruled in granting the state’s motion for detention. Co-defendant Isaiah Cooper, 28, of Pleasantville, already was ordered detained. Umar Salahuddin, who along with Cooper is also
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Pleasantville man arrested for guns, drugs two days after car was shot at

A Pleasantville man who said his car was shot at last Monday was arrested two days later after Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detectives allegedly found two guns and more than 400 bags of heroin in his home. Alexander Neewilly, 22, told police Monday he was near the railroad tracks on Devins Lane in Pleasantville when he fled to the NJ Transit Bus Maintenance Yard after his car had been shot at. On Wednesday, detectives from
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Pleasantville officers look deeper in finding evidence inside vehicles

If Ameer Stephens had just buckled up, he might still be free. But the accused leader of a drug-trafficking ring got pulled over last month for not wearing his seat belt in Pleasantville, where some officers take vehicle searching a little deeper. They would eventually find that a truck seized from Stephens in a half-million drug bust months earlier had been sitting in a police impound lot with undiscovered evidence. Officers Ryan VanSyckle and Girard
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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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Egg Harbor City family says kids traumatized by accidental raid

One Egg Harbor City family says they were terrified when they found themselves in the middle of a multi-agency raid early Thursday morning. Sixteen people were arrested for trafficking drugs and guns in several raids last week. But when officers descended on a home on Cincinnati Avenue, they were one house off, according to the residents who wound up with guns pointed at them before police realized they were at the wrong home. Carla Weldon,
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16 arrested in trafficking of guns and drugs in Atlantic County

Investigators seized 21 firearms, more than 10,000 bags of heroin in fentanyl and 10 ounces of cocaine in a two-month investigation that resulted in 16 arrests of Atlantic County residents. Kenneth Burrell, 39, of Egg Harbor City, allegedly led the organization, which trafficked illegal drugs and firearms in Pleasantville and Egg Harbor City. He was arrested in another drug raid in 2015, just six months after he was released from a prison, where he served 2½
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Three guns, ammunition stolen from Vineland home

Three handguns and an unknown amount of ammunition was stolen from a Vineland home Sunday night. The suspect or suspects broke a rear bathroom window on the north side of the home on the 700 block of East Chestnut Avenue, police said. They then took three guns from an upstairs bedroom, according to the report. Two pistols were inside pistol cases in the back of the closet: one was a .22-caliber revolver and the other
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