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Atlantic City police investigating after car crashes into building

Photo by Phylicia Parsons  Atlantic City police are investigating after a car crashed into a building on Pacific Avenue on Tuesday night. The car jumped the curb and crashed into 2505 Pacific Avenue before 10 p.m. Sources on the scene said the driver fled. But police said they were not looking for anyone. No further information was released. The investigation is ongoing. Advertisements
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Man wanted in attempted shooting in Atlantic City

Atlantic City police are looking for a man who allegedly shot at another man during an argument just before 1 a.m. Monday. Terrell Holmes and another man were fighting in the 1500 block of Sewell Avenue when Holmes pulled out a handgun and fired it at the other man, police said. Holmes missed his target and ran, according to the report. No one was injured. A warrant has been issued for Holmes, 28, of Baltimore.
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Man shot in Pleasantville

A man was shot in the leg in Pleasantville on Saturday night. Police were called to the 400 block of Elm Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Then that a man was wounded, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Hallie Fields, 38, was found with gunshot wound to the left thigh. The Pleasantville man was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus for his injury. No suspects were located. Violent Crimes Unit
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Suspect sought who crashed into Atlantic City police car with stolen car

Atlantic City police are trying to find a man who jumped from a stolen vehicle that then crashed into a police car. Officers Bryan Fleming and Kenneth Davis were patrolling the 4300 block of North Drive at 11:44 p.m. July 20, when they saw a silver Toyota Camry driving toward them, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The driver jumped out, but the car kept coming, crashing into the marked car, according to the report. The man
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Seven Class II officers become full-time Atlantic City police

Seven Class II Atlantic City officers are now full-time officers after a swearing-in ceremony Friday. The city had 72 Special Law Enforcement Officers out of 90 it is approved to hire. The officers work limited hours and are paid $15 an hour with no benefits. The move was allowed to happen because Atlantic City is no longer under Civil Service requirements as part of the state takeover. Prior to that, any Class IIs would still
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Atlantic City’s junior police have fun while learning discipline

Jixelys Tapia says she’s always been shy. So this summer, the Atlantic City 10-year-old decided to go outside her comfort zone and join the Atlantic City Junior Police Academy. Just one week into the two-week program, she’s seen a difference. “I have friends and I’m not as shy as I was before,” she said Friday, as the first week came to an end. In its fourth year, the academy allows a mix of education, physical
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Numbers show predictive policing working in Atlantic City, professor says

Predictive policing is working in Atlantic City, according to statistics for the first three months of the program. Shootings and homicides were down 7 percent and robberies 27 percent from February through April, said Rutgers Professor Joel Caplan who developed the system. Risk Terrain Modeling is a new way of looking at crime that focuses on what attracts crime to a certain area rather than the people who live in or frequent there. The model
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Atlantic City police have eyes on the city from new surveillance center

Inside a room filled with monitors, retired Atlantic City Patrolman John Loughney is once again patrolling the city. Loughney is one of nine veteran officers who has returned to work as a Special Law Enforcement Officer, of SLEO, working an hourly rate without benefits to once again watch over the city. The $12 million system funded through the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority lets the officers link into cameras throughout, that includes private cameras that they have been granted access to, including
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Virtual patrol leads to real arrests in Atlantic City

An Atlantic City police officer found a stolen car thanks to the new surveillance center. Officer Roderick Gaines was conducting a virtual patrol at 9:22 p.m. Saturday from the center inside the Public Safety Building when he saw a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier in the day on the beach block of Texas Avenue, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Officers Ryan Kov and Rashawn Cochran went there, and found the car with two men
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Judge hearing arguments on ACPD contract changes

Judge Julio Mendez is once again deciding the fate of a public safety contract in Atlantic City. The city’s police union was in court Monday to try to keep the state from imposing proposed changes, that include cuts to pay, increased hours and the loss of 19 positions. Mendez said he was saddened that the union and the state — who at times seemed close to an agreement — had drifted so far apart. Atlantic
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