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Missing Pleasantville teen has been found

A Pleasantville teen who had been missing from a group home for more than a week has been found, her father said. Michael Bey said 17-year-old Latina Dawn Brown was picked up in Camden. He did not have details. Pleasantville girl was one of three teens who went missing from a group home in Burlington County around April 12. “She doesn’t understand how dangerous it is on these streets, and I’m scared for her,” Bey
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EHT man arrested for stealing cigarettes in front of uniformed Pleasantville police

An Egg Harbor Township man allegedly stole nine boxes of cigarettes from behind a Wawa counter while Pleasantville police were there Tuesday afternoon. Robert Jones, 32, grabbed the Newport 100s at the Wawa on Delilah Road at about 2:30 p.m., and tried to flee when Officer Girard Tell ordered him to stop, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Tell identified himself as an officer, “as the large white (POLICE) lettering and visible badge had apparently not deterred
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EHT man arrested in five Pleasantville burglaries

An Egg Harbor Township man is free on an ankle bracelet after being charged with burglarizing four Pleasantville businesses and a private residence. Jesus Cotto, 22, is charged with 17 counts, including burglary, theft, criminal mischief and arson, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Detective James Searle spearheaded the investigation assisted by Detective Pablo Solorzano and Detective Sgt. Mark Porter, Hartman said. Cotto is accused of burglarizing a home on Fernwood Avenue, along with the Asian Market,
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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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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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Man wounded in Pleasantville shooting

A man was wounded in shooting in  Pleasantville just before midnight Friday. The victim, later identified as Nathaniel Parks, 34, of Galloway Township, was shot multiple times in the legs in the 200 block of North Third, Capt. Matt Hartman said. He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. His condition was not known Saturday, Hartman said. But his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Anyone with information is asked to call police at
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Man wounded in Pleasantville shooting

A Pleasantville man was wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon. The 20-year-old was shot in the foot in the 400 block of Adams Avenue just after 2 p.m., Capt. Matt Hartman said. Anyone with information is asled to call polive at 609-641-6100.
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Man wounded in Pleasantville shooting

An Atlantic City man was wounded in a shooting in Pleasantville on Thursday night. Police were called to Main Street and West Jersey Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. for the report of a man down, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Just before the call, Patrol Officer Astrid Aurelus heard what she believed were two gunshots as she was heading north from the intersection of Green and Main streets, according to the report. As Aurelus turned the
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EHT car stop leads to recovery of gun, drugs

A Pleasantville man was arrested Wednesday after Egg Harbor Township police found a gun and drugs during a car stop, police said. Officer Brett Fair stopped Joshua Lovest just before 2 p.m. on the Black Horse Pike near Beachcomber Collectibles in the township’s Cardiff section. An investigation at the scene led to the recovery of about 29 grams of marijuana, a handgun and paraphernalia. Lovest, 31, was charged with possession of marijuana, intent to distribute,
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Stop the Heroin opens its first sober living house in Pleasantville

Mike McGaffney always wondered why he got to wake up from comas and drug overdoses while his brother didn’t. In recovery, he’s learned his purpose: Helping others wake up from their own battles with addiction. “I’m supposed to be here,” he says. “I’m staying clean hrough what I’m doing. I’m helping others, but I’m actually doing this for me too.” What he’s doing now is managing for Steven’s Place, a sober living house in Pleasantville
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