Pleasantville man admits to promoting prostitution

A convicted sex offender has admitted to forcing women into prostitution through threats and drugs.Henry Lovest, 42, was arrested last year after investigators from the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit searched two rooms in Pleasantville’s Homestead Lodge.They also recovered a stolen handgun.Lovest pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree … Read morePleasantville man admits to promoting prostitution

Got warrants? Friday event will help get them cleared

Those with warrants out of courts in Atlantic and Cape May counties will get a chance at a “Fresh Start” Friday. A Community Safe Surrender will give individuals a chance to clear their bench warrants out of most municipal and Superior Courts in the two counties. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. … Read moreGot warrants? Friday event will help get them cleared

Pleasantville man accused in vicious beating of woman ordered detained

A Pleasantville man accused of beating a former girlfriend unconscious while threatening to kill her will stay jailed, a judge ruled Monday. Marc Evangelista, 42, has a history of domestic violence, including two restraining orders against him from two different women, Assistant Prosecutor Matt Feldman told Judge Jeffrey Waldman. He was already on pre-trial monitoring … Read morePleasantville man accused in vicious beating of woman ordered detained

Pleasantville man allegedly ran from police and threw loaded gun

A Pleasantville man was arrested after he allegedly ran from police and threw a handgun. Steven Young Jr., who was wanted on warrants, was spotted by Atlantic City Officers Valmir Loga and Jeffrey Hannon at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday at South Carolina and Baltic avenues, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The two recognized him as being wanted … Read morePleasantville man allegedly ran from police and threw loaded gun